CORVALLIS, Ore. – The 2018 federal spending bill adopted by Congress and signed into law late last week by President Trump includes critical investments in higher education financial aid, research and infrastructure at OSU and nationally.
“As Oregon’s statewide university, OSU is driving key research to promote knowledge and economic development opportunities around the state,” said OSU President Ed Ray. “Funding included in this spending bill allows us to extend those efforts even further.”
Ray credited Oregon’s congressional delegation, including Sen. Jeff Merkley, who represents the state on the Senate Appropriations panel, for the important investments in this legislation to serve core needs throughout the state.
Ray expressed concern for continued uncertainty regarding the status of DACA – the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program. “I urge Congress and the President to act quickly and enact statutory authority for DACA,” Ray said.
The federal legislation included Oregon State funding for the following:
Nationally, the spending bill provided continued funding for students to have access to an affordable higher education, including continued investment in the Pell Grant program, federal work-study programs, and other campus-based programs to support student access and success.
About Oregon State University: As one of only three land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the nation, Oregon State serves Oregon and the world by working on today’s most pressing issues. Our more than 36,000 students come from across the globe, and our programs operate in every Oregon county. Oregon State receives more research funding than all of the state’s comprehensive public universities combined. At our campuses in Corvallis and Bend, marine research center in Newport, OSU Portland Center and award-winning Ecampus, we excel at shaping today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders.