Welcome to the Office of Postsecondary Access, Support and Success (OPASS)

"To assist students in the preparation for, access to, and support of their efforts during and the successful completion of a postsecondary program, certificate or degree."


The Office of Postsecondary Access, Support and Success (OPASS) administers approximately 90 million dollars in grants, contracts and scholarships to colleges and universities; schools, school districts and BOCES; community based and non-profit organizations; and students.  These programs seek to assist students in the preparation for, access to, support during, and the successful completion of a postsecondary program, certificate or degree.

The Office provides technical assistance on innovative strategies to: 

  1. Improve college graduation rates for ethnic, cultural and other underrepresented and or disadvantaged students; and
  2. Close the gap for students in need of academic intervention services to meet the Regents graduation requirements.

To accomplish this, the Office of Postsecondary Access, Support and Success (OPASS) coordinates its efforts through three operational units.

for Further Information contact

Stanley S. Hansen Jr, Executive Director

Office of Postsecondary Access, Support and Success (OPASS)

New York State Education Department
Room 505W, Education Building

Albany, NY 12234
(518) 474-3719

(518) 474-7468 FAX
E-mail: kiap@mail.nysed.gov

Last Updated: September 25, 2014