• Veterans Dependents Waiver: AR-3161-B

  • Section 3000: Fiscal Management
    Veterans Dependents Waiver
    Administrative Regulation: AR-3161-B
    President’s Cabinet (PC) Approval: 05/21/2013
    1. Veteran Dependents Waiver
      Mt Hood Community College (MHCC) will provide a tuition waiver to the qualified spouse and children of members of all branches of the United States Armed Forces or United State Coast Guard who:

      1. Died while on active duty (modified 4/11 Oregon House Bill 1563 see AR3161-C for new qualifications and application), or
      2. Died as a result of a military service connected disability (modified 4/11 Oregon House Bill 1563 see AR3161-C for new qualifications and application), or
      3. Is 100% permanently disabled as a result of a service connected disability as certified by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA).
    2. Qualifications:
      1. Spouses must initiate the request for a waiver within ten (10) years of the determination by the VA of the death or disability. Spouses will lose eligibility upon remarriage.
      2. Dependent children (including adoptive and stepchildren) must initiate this waiver prior to age 23.
      3. Marine Gunnery Sergeant John D. Fry Scholarship students do not qualify for this waiver.
      4. Participant must be an Oregon resident as determined by MHCC’s residency policy.
      5. Documentation of all qualifications will be required.
    3. Conditions of Waiver:
      1. This waiver is available to students admitted to a MHCC certificate or Associate degree program only.
      2. It is limited to 96 attempted credits or completion of the declared Associate degree or certification, whichever comes first.  All coursed work, from all sources must be evaluated and applied to the declared degree prior to applying this waiver.
      3. This waiver covers tuition only for required credited courses for their declared degree or certificate. It does not cover fees, books or other expenses incurred by attending classes.
      4. This waiver may not be applied to community education programs or residents living out of state participating in distant learning classes.
    4. Application of Waiver:
      This waiver will be applied in coordination with other forms of financial aid as follows:
      1. Grants such as Pell Grants, Oregon Opportunity Grants, and other gift aid grants will be applied to any tuition and fees first. Any amount of tuition still outstanding will be waived.
      2. Tuition only scholarships will also be applied first. After which any amount of tuition still outstanding will be waived.
      3. If a student qualifies for loans only the waiver will be applied first, then any outstanding balance will be deducted from the loans.
      4. This total benefit may not exceed the total financial aid budget as determined by the MHCC Financial Aid Office and may affect any awards.
    5. Continuation of Waiver:
      1. Students must maintain a session GPA of 2.00 and complete all attempted classes with a passing grade to receive this waiver.
      2. If their GPA falls below 2.00, the student will be denied a waiver until they have paid for and completed another term taking and completing a minimum of 6 credits with a GPA of 2.00 or above
    Reference: [75th Oregon Legislative Assembly 2009 regular session, House Bill 2571 – see http://www.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measpdf/hb2500.dir/hb2571.en.pdf for more information. Survivors and Dependents Assistance (DEA) also known as Chapter 35, Title 38 U.S. Code – see www.gibill.va.gov for more information. Marine Gunnery Sergeant John D. Fry Scholarship, section 1002 of the Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2009 Public Law 111-32, the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship, amendment to the Post-9/11 GI Bill – see www.gibill.va.gov for more information ]