Applications open for Oregon National Guard tuition assistance
Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) has announced that the state is accepting applications through Sept. 1, 2018, for the Oregon National Guard State Tuition Assistance (ONG-STA) grant for students planning to attend college in Fall 2018. This new grant program provides funds for tuition at Oregon community colleges and public universities for current eligible service members of the Oregon Army National Guard and the Oregon Air National Guard. Prospective students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to benefit from this grant this fall, and future students should be aware of the upcoming deadlines of November 1 for winter term, and March 1 for spring term.
The Legislature passed House Bill 4035 in 2018 authorizing the HECC to administer $2.5 million in grants to Oregon National Guard service members attending Oregon community colleges or public universities. The Oregon National Guard State Tuition Assistance grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until all available funds are used. The grant is a “last dollar” program, meaning it is calculated after other state and federal grants for which eligible students qualify.
For a full list of eligibility requirements, to apply for ONG-STA, and for more information, please visit the HECC Office of Student Access and Completion website: https://oregonstudentaid.gov/state-tuition-assistance.aspx