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Oregon National Guard members can get help with tuition

Friday, June 1, 2018

Gov. Kate Brown recently signed into law a bill that authorizes state tuition assistance for service members in the Oregon National Guard.

The bill, passed by the legislature March 3 and signed by Brown a month later, details the requirements that will qualify Oregon National Guard soldiers and airmen to receive state-funded tuition assistance toward an associate’s or bachelor’s degree at Oregon public universities and community colleges.

The Higher Education Coordinating Commission will administer the grant program, scheduled to begin in the 2018-19 academic year.

“I’m proud to sign a bill into law that deepens Oregon’s commitment to our National Guard service members,” Brown said. “Whether they’re fighting on the front lines, fighting wildfires or helping prepare our state for the influx of eclipse viewers, our Oregon Guard members are always ready.”

Service members cite money for education as the No. 1 reason they join the military.

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