2013 ORS § 399.280¹
Eligibility
  • required period of military service
  • repayment required after withdrawal from courses or insufficient service

(1) The tuition waiver program described in this section and ORS 399.275 (Tuition waiver program) is not available to any member of the Oregon National Guard or surviving family member who has a baccalaureate degree.

(2) A member of the Oregon National Guard or surviving family member may obtain only one undergraduate degree under the tuition waiver program established by this section and ORS 399.275 (Tuition waiver program). Only courses that meet degree requirements shall be approved for tuition waivers. A member of the Oregon National Guard or surviving family member may not receive a tuition waiver for any noncredit course.

(3) If a member of the Oregon National Guard or surviving family member voluntarily withdraws from a course for which the member is receiving a tuition waiver, the member is liable for all costs relating to withdrawal, including but not limited to all the costs billed by the eligible post-secondary institution to the Oregon Military Department.

(4) A member of the Oregon National Guard with no prior military service must complete basic military training, military occupational specialty training or skill-level training prior to being eligible for tuition waivers under this section and ORS 399.275 (Tuition waiver program). However, the Adjutant General may waive this requirement if the Adjutant General determines that a tuition waiver would be in the interests of the Oregon National Guard.

(5) A member of the Oregon National Guard who receives tuition waivers under this section and ORS 399.275 (Tuition waiver program) shall agree in writing to serve in the Oregon National Guard for four years after the completion of the courses for which tuition waivers were given. A member who receives tuition waivers may be asked to reimburse the State of Oregon if the member leaves the Oregon National Guard during the four-year period.

(6) The Oregon Military Department shall establish any limitations and controls it considers necessary to ensure maximum fiscal efficiency and productivity of the tuition waiver program established by this section and ORS 399.275 (Tuition waiver program). [1995 c.158 §2; 1997 c.67 §4; 2001 c.139 §2; 2005 c.200 §2]

Note: See second note under 399.275 (Tuition waiver program).