Federal Laws Requiring Resident Tuition

Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 [effective July 1, 2015] was codified in 38 U.S.C. 3679(c). In 2016 Congress passed Public Law 114-315 [effective July 1, 2017], which modified 38 U.S.C. 3679(c). In 2018 Congress passed Public Law 115-251 [effective April 1, 2019 at UO], which further amended 38 U.S.C. 3679(c). The following policy includes the provisions of 38 U.S.C. 3679(c), as amended.

The following individuals shall be charged the in-state rate, or otherwise considered a resident, for tuition and fees purposes:

  • A Veteran using educational assistance under either Chapter 30 (Montgomery G.I. Bill® – Active Duty Program) or Chapter 33 (Post-9/11 G.I. Bill®), of title 38, United States Code, who lives in the state of Oregon while attending the University of Oregon (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls at the University of Oregon within three years of discharge or release from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
  • Anyone using transferred Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits (38 U.S.C. § 3319) who lives in the state of Oregon while attending the University of Oregon (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls at the University of Oregon within three years of the transferor's discharge or release from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
  • Anyone described above while he or she remains continuously enrolled (other than during regularly scheduled breaks between courses, semesters, or terms) at the University of Oregon. The person so described must have enrolled at the University of Oregon prior to the expiration of the three year period following discharge or release as described above and must be using educational benefits under either Chapter 30 or Chapter 33, of title 38, United States Code.
  • Anyone using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (38 U.S.C. § 3311(b)(9)) who lives in the state of Oregon while attending the University of Oregon (regardless of his/her formal state of residence).
  • Anyone using transferred Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits (38 U.S.C. § 3319) who lives in the state of Oregon while attending the University of Oregon (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and the transferor is a member of the uniformed service who is serving on active duty.
  • Anyone using educational assistance under Chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E), who lives in the state of Oregon while attending the University of Oregon (regardless of his/her formal state of residence).

The GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  More information about education benefits offered by the VA is available at the official Federal GI Bill® website.

Revised March 15, 2019.