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 DIVISION 74

OREGON TROOPS TO TEACHERS

575-074-0000

Definitions

For the purposes of the Oregon Troops to Teachers Program the following definitions shall be used:

(1) "Commission" means the Oregon Student Assistance Commission.

(2) "Oregon Resident" means resident of the State of Oregon as defined in OAR 575-031-0005.

(3) "Armed Forces of the United States" means:

(a) The Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard of the United States;

(b) Reserve components of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard of the United States;

(c) The Oregon National Guard and a National Guard of any other state or territory.

(4) "Veteran" means a person who served with the Armed Forces of the United States and was discharged or released with other than a dishonorable discharge.

(5) "Public postsecondary institution" means:

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

(b) A community college operated under ORS Chapter 341.

(6) "Satisfactory Performance" means satisfactory academic progress as determined by the institution attended.

(7) "Resident In-state Tuition" means tuition cost of an Oregon public postsecondary institution.

(8) "Troops to Teachers Agreement" is the agreement signed by a student requiring completion of the years and conditions of service pursuant to Ch. 831 (2005 Laws). The agreement will indicate the student's educational status and area of intended service.

(9) "Financial need" means the difference between the family contribution, derived from a system of need analysis annually approved by the Commission, and the cost of education.

(10) "Student" means an individual who is a resident of Oregon and enrolled at an eligible public postsecondary institution.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 348, HB 3504, 5163-A & Ch. 831, 2005 OL
Stats. Implemented: ORS 348.180, 348.205, 348.250 & 348.260
Hist.: OSAC 2-2006, f. & cert. ef. 3-1-06

575-074-0005

Administration

The Commission shall administer the Oregon Troops to Teachers Program and shall make such rules as are required for the administration of the program.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 348, HB 3504, 5163-A & Ch. 831, 2005 OL
Stats. Implemented: ORS 348.180, 348.205, 348.250 & 348.260
Hist.: OSAC 2-2006, f. & cert. ef. 3-1-06

575-074-0010

Purpose

The Oregon Troops to Teachers program will pay resident tuition charges of a veteran imposed by an Oregon public postsecondary institution, providing the veteran agrees to teach in accordance with the Troops to Teachers Agreement:

(1) In an Oregon school district or public charter school classified as serving a high poverty area for not less than three years; or

(2) In the area of mathematics, science, or special education for not less than four years.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 348, HB 3504, 5163-A & Ch. 831, 2005 OL
Stats. Implemented: ORS 348.180, 348.205, 348.250 & 348.260
Hist.: OSAC 2-2006, f. & cert. ef. 3-1-06

575-074-0015

Student Eligibility Criteria

To receive financial aid from this program an applicant must:

(1) Be an Oregon resident and a veteran as defined by the Commission in OAR 575-080-0000;

(2) Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment at an Oregon public postsecondary institution; and

(3) Demonstrate academic achievement, ability, and motivation related to the practice of teaching in the designated areas.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 348, HB 3504, 5163-A & Ch. 831, 2005 OL
Stats. Implemented: ORS 348.180, 348.205, 348.250 & 348.260
Hist.: OSAC 2-2006, f. & cert. ef. 3-1-06

575-074-0020

Priority in Awarding

Among applicants who meet the basic eligibility criteria of this program priority in the selection process shall be given in the following rank order:

(1) Students enrolled full-time who intend to pursue a career in teaching; and

(a) Have a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree who are pursuing a teaching credential; or

(b) Have been accepted into an undergraduate teaching program.

(2) Students enrolled part-time who intend to pursue a career in teaching; and

(a) Have a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree who are pursuing a teaching credential; or

(b) Have been accepted into an undergraduate teaching program.

(3) The following criteria will also be considered in the awarding process:

(a) Record of academic achievement; and

(b) Financial need.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 348, HB 3504, 5163-A & Ch. 831, 2005 OL
Stats. Implemented: ORS 348.180, 348.205, 348.250 & 348.260
Hist.: OSAC 2-2006, f. & cert. ef. 3-1-06

575-074-0025

Renewal of Awards

Subject to available funding, awards made under this program are renewable in subsequent academic years provided that the awardee:

(1) Makes timely renewal application in the manner specified annually by the Commission;

(2) Continues to be enrolled in an eligible program at an eligible institution;

(3) Maintains satisfactory academic progress in his or her program of study; and

(4) Continues to demonstrate financial need.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 348, HB 3504, 5163-A & Ch. 831, 2005 OL
Stats. Implemented: ORS 348.180, 348.205, 348.250 & 348.260
Hist.: OSAC 2-2006, f. & cert. ef. 3-1-06

575-074-0030

Conditions of Award

(1) To receive disbursements of an award made under the Oregon Troops to Teachers Program, a student must meet all of the following criteria:

(a) Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment at an Oregon public postsecondary institution;

(b) Sign a Troops to Teachers Agreement;

(c) Be making satisfactory academic progress as defined by the institution attended;

(d) Not be in default on any federal Title IV loan or owing a refund on federal Title IV funds previously disbursed; and

(e) Submit a copy of a DD214 or other official document of discharge, service, or separation issued upon the termination of the veteran's service with the Armed Forces with a discharge status of other than a dishonorable discharge.

(2) Students enrolled part-time will receive a prorated award.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 348, HB 3504, 5163-A & Ch. 831, 2005 OL
Stats. Implemented: ORS 348.180, 348.205, 348.250 & 348.260
Hist.: OSAC 2-2006, f. & cert. ef. 3-1-06

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