|The community college tuition waiver benefit provides full tuition for courses that may lead to a certificate from a community college or to an associate’s degree for a child of a member of the United States Armed Forces who either died in active duty, became 100% disabled in connection with military service, or died as a result of a disability sustained in active duty. |
This is a "last" dollar requirement, meaning the community colleges may consider other sources of income to the student prior to granting a waiver. The maximum waiver granted is the total number of credit hours that equals two years of full-time attendance at a community college; a waiver may not exceed the total associate’s degree. This waiver does not cover fees associated with courses.
At the time of application for a waiver, the student must be considered a resident of Oregon for the purpose of determining tuition to be paid at a community college and must have been admitted to a community college for a program leading to a certificate or an associate’s degree from a community college. In addition, a child who applies for a waiver must be 23 years of age or younger at the time the child applies for the waiver; the waiver continues past the age of 23 until a certificate or associate’s degree is earned. A qualified student is not eligible to receive a waiver under this section for any school year in which the student received a Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship under section 1002 of the Supplemental Appropriations Act of
2009 (P.L. 111-32).
- "Child" means a child, adopted child or stepchild of a service member.
- "Qualified student" means a child, a spouse or an un-remarried surviving spouse of a service member.
- "Service member" means a person who:
As a member of the Armed Forces of the United States, died on active duty; or was a member of the Armed Forces of the United States, was 100 percent disabled as the result of a military service connected disability, or died as the result of that disability.