2017 ORS 352.287¹
Resident tuition and fees for persons who are not United States citizens or lawful permanent residents
  • qualifications
  • standards
  • reporting requirement

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This section is amended
Effective April 13, 2018
Relating to state benefits for undocumented individuals; creating new provisions; amending ORS 352.287; and declaring an emergency.

(1) The governing board of a public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities) shall exempt a student who is not a citizen or a lawful permanent resident of the United States from paying nonresident tuition and fees for enrollment in a public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities) if the student:

(a) During each of the three years immediately prior to receiving a high school diploma or a modified diploma or leaving school before receiving a high school diploma or a modified diploma, attended an elementary or a secondary school in this state;

(b) During each of the five years immediately prior to receiving a high school diploma or a modified diploma or leaving school before receiving a high school diploma or a modified diploma, attended an elementary or a secondary school in any state or territory of the United States, the District of Columbia or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico;

(c) Received a high school diploma or a modified diploma from a secondary school in this state or received the equivalent of a high school diploma; and

(d) Shows intention to become a citizen or a lawful permanent resident of the United States by submitting to the public university the student attends or plans to attend:

(A) An official copy of the student’s application to register with a federal immigration program or federal deportation deferral program or a statement of intent that the student will seek to obtain citizenship as permitted under federal law; and

(B) An affidavit stating that the student has applied for a federal individual taxpayer identification number or other official federal identification document.

(2) The governing board shall exempt a student who is financially dependent upon a person who is not a citizen or a lawful permanent resident of the United States from paying nonresident tuition and fees for enrollment in a public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities) if the student:

(a) During each of the three years immediately prior to receiving a high school diploma or a modified diploma or leaving school before receiving a high school diploma or a modified diploma, attended an elementary or a secondary school in this state and resided in this state with the person upon whom the student is dependent;

(b) During each of the five years immediately prior to receiving a high school diploma or a modified diploma or leaving school before receiving a high school diploma or a modified diploma, attended an elementary or a secondary school in any state or territory of the United States, the District of Columbia or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and resided with the person upon whom the student is dependent;

(c) Received a high school diploma or a modified diploma from a secondary school in this state or received the equivalent of a high school diploma; and

(d) For a student who is not already a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States, shows intention to become a citizen or a lawful permanent resident of the United States by submitting to the public university the student attends or plans to attend:

(A) An official copy of the student’s application to register with a federal immigration program or federal deportation deferral program or a statement of intent that the student will seek to obtain citizenship as permitted under federal law; and

(B) An affidavit stating that the student has applied for a federal individual taxpayer identification number or other official federal identification document.

(3) A student who is a citizen or a lawful permanent resident of the United States and who has resided outside of Oregon for more than three years while serving in the Armed Forces of the United States, but who otherwise meets the requirements of subsection (1) or (2) of this section, shall qualify for exemption from nonresident tuition and fees for enrollment in a public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities) without having to reestablish residency in Oregon.

(4) The governing board shall adopt standards to implement the provisions of this section.

(5) Not later than July 1 of each year, the Higher Education Coordinating Commission shall report to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the President of the Senate and the interim committees of the Legislative Assembly with subject matter authority over higher education, for the preceding academic year:

(a) The number of students that applied and were accepted into public universities under this section; and

(b) The financial impact of this section on public universities listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities). [Formerly 351.641; 2017 c.726 §11]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 352—Public Universities, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors352.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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.