Oregon State Laws Granting Resident Tuition
The following outlines the provisions of ORS 350.290 from the original House Bill 2158 and as amended by House Bills 4021, 2670, and 4019 as they pertain to University of Oregon tuition and fee charges for certain veterans and dependents.
The University of Oregon shall charge an enrolled student who is not a resident of this state and who is attending classes as an undergraduate or graduate student (but not students pursuing a second bachelors, second masters, or second doctoral degree) tuition and fees no greater than the resident rate if the student:
- (a) Served in the Armed Forces of the United States;
(b) Was relieved or discharged from that service with either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions; and
(c) Provides proof that the student has established a physical presence in Oregon within 12 months of being enrolled at the University of Oregon;
- Was, or is the dependent of, a resident of Oregon who left the state within the previous five years in order to serve, and who subsequently served, in the Armed Forces of the United States; or
- Was, or is the dependent of, a resident of Oregon who left the state more than five years ago in order to serve, and who subsequently served, in the Armed Forces of the United States; and since leaving the state, has never established residence in another state.
A student who served in the Armed Forces of the United States and who receives federal tuition benefits in excess of the tuition and fees the person is charged under this policy shall pay tuition and fees equal to the federal tuition benefits received.
Distance education and self-support courses are exempt from the tuition reduction provisions of this policy.
If a nonresident student otherwise eligible for tuition benefits under this policy is receiving federal vocational rehabilitation education benefits, that student shall pay full nonresident tuition and fees charged by the University of Oregon.
An eligible student should submit a copy of his/her DD214 to the University of Oregon Office of Veterans Affairs in 244 Oregon Hall. Additional documentation may be required.
April 15, 2016