Dependent Tuition Waiver

Type

Procedure

Category

Students

Department

Veterans Education Benefits Certification Office/Registrar

Phone

(541) 463-5686

Primary Contact

Dawn Whiting

Contact Email

Responsible Executive Authority

Vice President, Academic and Student Affairs

Purpose

Lane Community College in accordance with Oregon State Law and Board Policy provides a tuition waiver for dependents of fallen or disabled services members. This procedure describes the conditions for which a student is eligible to receive that waiver.

Narrative

Lane Community College provides a tuition waiver to the spouse and children age 23 and under (including adoptive and stepchildren) of members of all branches of the United States Armed Forces or United States Coast Guard who:

  • Died while on active duty, or
  • Died as a result of a military service-connected disability, or
  • Is 100% permanently disabled as a result of a military service-connected disability as certified by the U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs.

The student must be a resident of the Lane Community College district at the time of application for a waiver. The spouse of the fallen service member must make their first request for a waiver within ten years of the determination of death or 100% disability. The spouse loses eligibility upon remarriage. Dependent children must initiate this benefit by submitting the required documentation and application to VAEdBenefits@lanecc.edu prior to turning 23 years of age. Students must submit a tuition waiver for each term they wish to use the waiver. Eligibility will remain in place until a student’s record becomes inactive (after four terms of non-attendance). A student must meet all eligibility requirements if they have been inactive, but wish to return to Lane. 

Students will receive a first-dollar tuition waiver if they are the survivor of a member of the U.S. Armed Forces or U.S. Coast Guard that died on active duty or died as a result of 100% service-connected disability, and do not receive the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John D. Fry Scholarship. 

This is a last dollar waiver for students who are the spouse or dependent of a member of the U.S. Armed Forces or U.S. Coast Guard that is 100% percent VA disabled or died as a result of a military service-connected disability. The waiver shall be granted in coordination with other student financial assistance. Students applying for this waiver must be using the GI Bill® CH 35, Dependents Educational Assistance during the term the waiver is being requested. Students using this waiver must apply for Federal Financial Aid and submit a FAFSA. The college will reduce this tuition waiver by the amount of grants received in the term, to provide a total benefit not to exceed the term's total tuition cost.

The tuition waiver is available to students admitted to a certificate or degree program and can only be used toward courses that apply to those degree programs. This waiver is limited to 135 Lane college credits or the completion of a Lane Associate degree for which they have not yet used this tuition waiver, whichever comes first. Students who have earned credits or have been awarded a degree at another institution and have not used the tuition waiver at Lane, are eligible to use the waiver at Lane. The waiver does not include required fees and may not be applied to community education programs or distance learning programs for recipients residing out of state. Continuation of this tuition waiver benefit is contingent upon the student meeting the intervention requirements under Lane’s Academic Progress Standards procedure. Students who do not fulfill an intervention requirement are no longer eligible to receive the waiver until the requirement has been satisfied.

Students who drop one or more classes after the refund period, are not eligible for the waiver for the dropped course(s). Students will be responsible for any unpaid tuition due to loss of the waiver.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site.

Date Adopted

Friday, January 21, 2022

Date Last Reviewed

Friday, January 21, 2022