Ron Paradis with COCC says the funds that the college plans to use to pay off Cascades Hall, requires a funding match.
He says lawmakers and college leaders are looking at options.
"People are throwing out differnet ideas whether to go back and look if there's money in the lottery fund or find a different state level fund or use our partner OSU Cascades and raise funds for some kind of match. We believe in the next year or so we'll come up with some solution to move forward."
Once the debt on Cascades Hall is paid off, COCC plans to use it for additional classrooms and to develop a student success center.