2007 ORS 348.180¹
Definitions

As used in this section and ORS 348.183 (Legislative intent), 348.186 (Oregon Achievement Grant), 348.205 (Oregon Opportunity Grant program), 348.230 (Scholastic grants at post-secondary institutions), 348.250 (Procedure for awarding grants under ORS 348.230 and 348.260) and 348.260 (Oregon Opportunity Grant):

(1) "Cost of education" includes but is not limited to, tuition, fees and living expenses.

(2) "Eligible post-secondary institution" means:

(a) A state institution under the direction of the State Board of Higher Education;

(b) A community college operated under ORS chapter 341;

(c) The Oregon Health and Science University; or

(d) An Oregon-based, generally accredited, not-for-profit institution of higher education.

(3) "Qualified student" means any resident student who plans to attend an eligible post-secondary institution and who:

(a) Has not achieved a baccalaureate or higher degree from any post-secondary institution;

(b) Is enrolled in an eligible program as defined by rule of the Oregon Student Assistance Commission; and

(c) Is making satisfactory academic progress as defined by rule of the commission. [1999 c.1070 §3; 2001 c.321 §1; 2007 c.802 §1]

Note: The amendments to 348.180 (Definitions) by section 1, chapter 802, Oregon Laws 2007, first apply to the 2008-2009 academic year. See section 7, chapter 802, Oregon Laws 2007 (second note under 348.180 (Definitions)). The text that applies prior to the 2008-2009 academic year is set forth for the user’s convenience.

348.180 (Definitions). As used in this section and ORS 348.183 (Legislative intent), 348.186 (Oregon Achievement Grant), 348.230 (Scholastic grants at post-secondary institutions), 348.250 (Procedure for awarding grants under ORS 348.230 and 348.260) and 348.260 (Oregon Opportunity Grant):

(1) "Cost of education" includes but is not limited to, tuition, fees and living expenses.

(2) "Eligible post-secondary institution" means:

(a) A state institution under the direction of the State Board of Higher Education;

(b) A community college operated under ORS chapter 341;

(c) The Oregon Health and Science University; or

(d) An Oregon-based, generally accredited, not-for-profit institution of higher education.

(3) "Financial need" means that the financial capacity of both the student and the student’s family to contribute to the cost of the student’s education is not adequate to meet the total cost of education for any term, according to a system of need analysis approved by the Oregon Student Assistance Commission.

(4) "Qualified student" means any resident student who plans to attend an eligible post-secondary institution and who:

(a) Has not achieved a baccalaureate or higher degree from any post-secondary institution;

(b) Is enrolled in an eligible program as defined by rule of the Oregon Student Assistance Commission; and

(c) Is making satisfactory academic progress as defined by rule of the Oregon Student Assistance Commission.

Note: Section 7, chapter 802, Oregon Laws 2007, provides:

Sec. 7. (1) The amendments to ORS 348.180 (Definitions), 348.183 (Legislative intent), 348.205 (Oregon Opportunity Grant program) and 348.260 (Oregon Opportunity Grant) by sections 1 to 4 of this 2007 Act apply to qualified students who:

(a) Attend an eligible post-secondary institution for the first time on or after July 1, 2008.

(b) Did not continuously attend an eligible post-secondary institution prior to the 2008-2009 academic year.

(c) Attend an eligible post-secondary institution on or after July 1, 2011.

(2)(a) A qualified student who continuously attends an eligible post-secondary institution as at least a half-time student and attended that eligible post-secondary institution during the 2007-2008 academic year shall receive student assistance for the 2008-2009, 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 academic years based on whichever of the following would grant the student the greater amount of student assistance:

(A) ORS 348.180 (Definitions), 348.205 (Oregon Opportunity Grant program) and 348.260 (Oregon Opportunity Grant) as set forth in the 2005 Edition of Oregon Revised Statutes; or

(B) ORS 348.180 (Definitions), 348.183 (Legislative intent), 348.205 (Oregon Opportunity Grant program) and 348.260 (Oregon Opportunity Grant), as amended by sections 1 to 4 of this 2007 Act.

(b) A qualified student who continuously attends one or more eligible post-secondary institutions as at least a half-time student and attended more than one of those eligible post-secondary institutions during the 2007-2008 academic year shall receive student assistance for the 2008-2009, 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 academic years based on whichever of the following would grant the student the greater amount of student assistance:

(A) ORS 348.180 (Definitions), 348.205 (Oregon Opportunity Grant program) and 348.260 (Oregon Opportunity Grant), as set forth in the 2005 Edition of Oregon Revised Statutes; or

(B) ORS 348.180 (Definitions), 348.183 (Legislative intent), 348.205 (Oregon Opportunity Grant program) and 348.260 (Oregon Opportunity Grant), as amended by sections 1 to 4 of this 2007 Act.

(c) This subsection applies only to students who remain qualified as defined by rule of the Oregon Student Assistance Commission. [2007 c.802 §7]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 348—Student Aid; Education Stability Fund; Planning, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­348.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.