Office of Student Assistance and Relief – Coming Soon!

Established by Senate Bill 1192, the Office of Student Assistance and Relief (OSAR) was created for the purpose of advancing and promoting the rights of students of private colleges, and assisting students who suffer economic loss due to the unlawful activities or closure of a private college. In collaboration with various State and federal agencies including the California Student Aid Commission, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Department of Education and the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the OSAR is committed to assisting California students and addressing the needs of those students attending private colleges.

Effective July 3, 2017, OSAR staff will be available to assist California students Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Students are encouraged to monitor the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education’s Web site for important OSAR updates prior to the office’s opening.