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OREGON STUDENT ACCESS COMMISSION

 

DIVISION 85

MODEL HIGHER EDUCATION COMMUNITY SERVICE VOUCHER PROGRAM

575-085-0000

Purpose

Through this model program, selected students at Western Oregon State College and Linfield College who engage in approved community service activities may earn course credit and vouchers which may defray a portion of their tuition and fees.

Stat. Auth.: SB 81, Sec. 40 - 44, & 128(9), 1993 Legislature
Stats. Implemented: ORS 348.427 - ORS 348.433
Hist.: SSC 7-1994,-f. & cert. ef. 1-25-94

 

575-085-0020

Administration

(1) Role of the Scholarship Commission:

(a) Development of appropriate administrative rules and procedures;

(b) Allocation of funds to institutions;

(c) Approval of organizations where participants will be placed and of services which participants will perform;

(d) Reimbursement of participating institutions for vouchers redeemed by participants at that institution.

(2) Role of Participating Institutions:

(a) Allocation of vouchers among various academic departments within the institution;

(b) Selection of participants;

(c) Placement of participants in authorized service opportunities;

(d) Redemption of vouchers presented by participants;

(e) Awarding of academic credit for services performed;

(f) Record keeping and reporting.

Stat. Auth.: SB 81, Sec. 40 - 44, & 128(9), 1993 Legislature
Stats. Implemented: ORS 348.427 - ORS 348.433
Hist.: SSC 7-1994,-f. & cert. ef. 1-25-94

 

575-085-0030

Allocation and Reallocation

(1) Each participating institution shall receive an initial annual allocation of program funds determined through the following formula: "annual funds available" multiplied by the quotient of "total full-time equivalent students (FTE) for the most recent fall term of enrollment for a participating institution" divided by "total combined full-time equivalent students enrolled for the same period at all participating institutions".

(2) If, after consultation with a participating institution, it appears that allocated program funds will not be expended, the Scholarship Commission may reallocate all or a portion of that institution's allocation to the other participating institution.

Stat. Auth.: SB 81, Sec. 40 - 44, & 128(9), 1993 Legislature
Stats. Implemented: ORS 348.427 - ORS 348.433
Hist.: SSC 7-1994,-f. & cert. ef. 1-25-94

 

575-085-0040

Authorization of Community Service Organizations and Services

Participating institutions must make written requests to the Scholarship Commission for authorization to place student participants in specific governmental and community service organizations. Such requests shall include:

(1) Full name and address of the organization;

(2) For non-governmental service organizations, information about the status of the organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

(3) A description of the services which the student participant will perform.

[Publications: The publication(s) referred to or incorporated by reference in this rule are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: SB 81, Sec. 40 - 44, & 128(9), 1993 Legislature
Stats. Implemented: ORS 348.427 - ORS 348.433
Hist.: SSC 7-1994,-f. & cert. ef. 1-25-94

 

575-085-0050

Participant Eligibility

(1) A participant must be a resident of the State of Oregon as defined by the institution.

(2) A participant must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as un undergraduate at an institution participating in the Higher Education Community Service Voucher Program.

Stat. Auth.: SB 81, Sec. 40 - 44, & 128(9), 1993 Legislature
Stats. Implemented: ORS 348.427 - ORS 348.433
Hist.: SSC 7-1994,-f. & cert. ef. 1-25-94

 

575-085-0060

Community Service Participant Employee Status

(1) A Higher Education Community Service Program student participant is an uncompensated volunteer student employee of the Scholarship Commission only for the purpose of providing a plan of educational assistance under Section 127 of the Internal Revenue Code. A student participant is not a state or public employee for any other purpose.

(2) A Higher Education Community Service Program student participant's work is subject to the direction and control of a faculty supervisor and a job supervisor at the social service agency providing the community service opportunity.

[Publications: The publication(s) referred to or incorporated by reference in this rule are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: SB 81, Sec. 40 - 44, & 128(9), 1993 Legislature
Stats. Implemented: ORS 348.427 - ORS 348.433
Hist.: SSC 7-1994,-f. & cert. ef. 1-25-94

 

575-085-0070

Conditions of Voucher Use

(1) Vouchers provided to participants through this program may be redeemed in partial payment of undergraduate tuition and fee charges at the postsecondary institution in which the participant was enrolled at the time the participant performed the relevant community service.

(2) A participant must perform an average of 20 hours per week of approved community service for one complete term of enrollment in order to receive vouchers under this program.

(3) No cash refunds are available to participants from vouchers issued under this program.

(4) Vouchers issued under the program may not be used to pay tuition and fees for a course of study leading to a degree in theology, divinity, or religious education.

(5) Vouchers issued under this program expire five years after the date of issue.

(6) Vouchers issued under this program are not transferrable from the participant to any other individual.

Stat. Auth.: SB 81, Sec. 40 - 44, & 128(9), 1993 Legislature
Stats. Implemented: ORS 348.427 - ORS 348.433
Hist.: SSC 7-1994-f. & cert. ef. 1-25-94

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