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Tuition Waiver Guidance for Children of Disabled and Deceased Veterans
​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.
House Bill 2787 - Tuition Waiver

URL: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2013R1/Measures/Text/HB2787/Enrolled


Website Links
We've compiled some links to websites that will be helpful first steps in accessing your educational benefits.
The US Department of Veterans Affairs website includes a Road Map for Success, a guide that will assist in selecting a school, and links to the VonApp, the veterans' on-line application.
Fort Oregon, the Oregon National Guard Service Member and Family Support Program website includes information on education assistance and resources.
The Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs website also includes helpful links to information on the GI Bill, and other information for veterans in Oregon.
Worksource Oregon offices throughout the state also provide services that can assist in selecting a school and a training program.  Offices are listed at:
Oregon Community Colleges Veterans Program and Services
Each of Oregon's community colleges provide information for veterans on how to access programs and services:
Blue Mountain Community College

Columbia George Community College
Link: http://www.cgcc.edu/veteran-resources

Chemeketa Community College

Clackamas Community College

Clatsop Community College

Central Oregon Community College

Klamath Community College
Link: https://www.klamathcc.edu/Admissions/Military-Services/Veterans-Services

Lane Community College
Link: http://www.lanecc.edu/va

Linn-Benton Community College

Mt. Hood Community College

Oregon Coast Community College

Portland Community College
Link: http://www.pcc.edu/resources/aspcc/cascade/VRC_CA.html/

Rogue Community College

Southwestern Oregon Community College

Tillamook Bay Community College

Treasure Valley Community College
Link: Coming Soon
Umpqua Community College