The Tuition Equity law (Oregon House Bill 2787) provides that undocumented students who meet certain criteria are exempt from nonresident tuition and fees—in other words, they would pay the same rates as Oregon residents—for five years after initial enrollment at a public university in Oregon.
Who does the law affect?
- Eligible students who are not citizens or lawful permanent residents of the United States
- Eligible students who are financially dependent upon a person who is not a citizen or a lawful permanent resident of the United States
What are the eligibility criteria?
To be eligible, students must:
- have studied in the United States for the five years prior to graduating from high school (or receiving equivalent certification);
- have attended an Oregon high school for at least three years immediately proceeding graduation or equivalent;
- have graduated from an Oregon high school (or received an equivalent certification); and
- show an intention to become a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident.
How do I get considered for Tuition Equity?
If you think you might meet the requirements above, submit the Tuition Equity form (PDF) to the University of Oregon either before or after you submit your application for admission. You can send the completed form to:
Office of Admissions
1217 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1217
I still have questions. Who can I talk to?
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