The state funds will allow COCC to pay off the remainder of the debt owed for Cascades Hall on the Bend campus.
State Representative Jason Conger of Bend says this will allow COCC to add more classes and offices.
"There was also bonding authority for central Oregon Community College for five million. And we're hoping we can connect that with OSU, hopefully we can get some efficiencies as OSU moves out of Cascades Hall on the COCC campus."
Once the Cascades Hall debt is paid off, COCC plans to add additional general calssrooms and develop a student success center for counseling, advising and tutoring services.