“Qualified student” means a child, a spouse or an unremarried 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 and died as the result of that disability.
Subject to subsections (3) to (7) of this section, a community college shall waive tuition for a qualified student for courses that may lead to a certificate from a community college or to an associate degree.
(a) The maximum waiver granted under this section is the total number of credit hours that equals two years of full-time attendance at a community college.
Notwithstanding paragraph (a) of this subsection, a waiver may not exceed the total number of credit hours the qualified student needs to graduate with a certificate from a community college or an associate degree.
A waiver may be granted under this section only for credit hours for courses that are offered by a community college and are available for enrollment, regardless of whether the qualified student attends the course and pays tuition.
Except as provided in subsection (7) of this section, a qualified student may receive a waiver under this section if the student:
At the time of application for a waiver, is considered a resident of this state for the purpose of determining tuition to be paid at a community college; and
Has been admitted to a community college for a program leading to a certificate from a community college or an associate degree.
A child who applies for a waiver under this section must be 23 years of age or younger at the time the child applies for the waiver.
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). [2012 c.106 §12]Note: 341.509 (Tuition waiver for child, spouse or unremarried surviving spouse of service member) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 341 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.