Student Aid

ORS 348.283
Oregon Troops to Teachers program

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There is established within the Higher Education Coordinating Commission the Oregon Troops to Teachers program. Through the program, the commission shall pay for all of the resident tuition charges of a veteran imposed by a public post-secondary institution, provided the veteran:


Was discharged from the Armed Forces of the United States;


Is a resident of Oregon or is exempted from paying nonresident tuition under ORS 352.287 (Resident tuition and fees and eligibility for financial aid for persons who are not United States citizens or lawful permanent residents); and


Agrees to teach:


In an Oregon school district or public charter school classified as serving a high poverty area for not less than three years; or


In the area of mathematics, science or special education for not less than four years.


An award under subsection (1) of this section shall be used for the purpose of paying resident tuition. The commission may not award funds under subsection (1) of this section for the purpose of paying for books, supplies, housing, food or any other costs associated with attending a public post-secondary institution.


The commission shall adopt rules necessary for the implementation and administration of this section in consultation with the Department of Education and the public universities listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities). [2005 c.831 §9; 2009 c.762 §64; 2011 c.637 §153; 2013 c.747 §96; 2013 c.768 §32; 2015 c.767 §113; 2015 c.846 §4]
Note: 348.283 (Oregon Troops to Teachers program) is repealed June 30, 2021. See sections 27 and 28, chapter 384, Oregon Laws 2019.
Note: See note under 348.282 (Definitions for ORS 348.282 and 348.283).


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Jun. 26, 2021