SCHOLARSHIPS

Oregon Residency - Definition

Oregon residency is established by virtue of the student (in the case of independent students*) or the student's parents (in the case of dependent students*) having been in continuous residency in this state for the 12 months preceding enrollment. Residency is immediate in the case of a dependent whose parents have moved to this state for a reason other than the student's enrollment. The residency period may be reduced to the preceding six months in the case of an independent student who moved to this state for a purpose other than education:

  1. A dependent resident student whose Oregon domiciled parent(s) move out-of-state shall retain resident classification as long as such student is continuously enrolled at an Oregon high school or postsecondary institution. Continuous enrollment is defined as completion of an academic year within any 12-month period;
  2. An independent resident student shall retain resident classification as long as the student is continuously enrolled at an Oregon postsecondary institution. Continuous enrollment is defined as completion of an academic year within any 12-month period;
  3. A dependent student whose parent(s) are serving on active duty in the United States Armed Forces outside the State of Oregon shall have residency status determined by the parents' declared "home of record." An independent student who is serving on active duty in the United States Armed Forces outside the State of Oregon shall have residency status determined by the student's declared "home of record";
  4. A student from a state other than Oregon, or from the Trust Territories, who is receiving or is eligible to receive financial assistance through the government of that state or the Trust Territories, shall not be considered a resident of Oregon.
  5. Residence Classification of Members of Oregon Tribes:
    1. Students who are enrolled members of federally recognized tribes of Oregon or who are enrolled members of a federally recognized Native American tribe which had traditional and customary tribal boundaries that included parts of the state of Oregon or which had ceded or reserved lands within the state of Oregon shall be deemed eligible for programs administered by the Office of Student Access & Completion that are limited to Oregon residents, regardless of their state of residence.
    2. For purposes of this rule, the federally recognized tribes of Oregon are those recommended by the Oregon University System in OAR 580-010-0037 for purposes of assessing resident tuition:
      • Burns Paiute Tribe;
      • Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw;
      • Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Community of Oregon;
      • Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon;
      • Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation;
      • Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation;
      • Coquille Indian Tribe;
      • Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians;
      • Klamath Tribes.
    3. For purposes of this rule, the federally recognized Native American tribes which had traditional and customary tribal boundaries that included parts of the state of Oregon or which had ceded or reserved lands within the state of Oregon are:
      • CALIFORNIA:
        • Benton Paiute Tribe;
        • Big Bend Rancheria;
        • Big Lagoon Rancheria;
        • Blue Lake Rancheria;
        • Bridgeport Indian Colony;
        • Cedarville Rancheria;
        • Fort Bidwell Indian Tribe;
        • Hoopa Valley Tribe;
        • Karuk Tribe of California;
        • Likely Rancheria;
        • Lookout Rancheria;
        • Lytton Rancheria;
        • Melochundum Band of Tolowa Indians;
        • Montgomery Creek Rancheria;
        • Pit River Tribe;
        • Quartz Valley Indian Community;
        • Redding Rancheria;
        • Roaring Creek Rancheria;
        • Smith River Rancheria;
        • Susanville Rancheria;
        • Tolowa-Tututni Tribe;
        • Winnemucca Colony;
        • XL Ranch;
        • Yurok Tribe.
      • IDAHO:
        • Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho;
        • Shoshoni-Bannock Tribes.
      • NEVADA:
        • Duck Valley Shoshone-Paiute Tribes;
        • Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe;
        • Fort McDermitt Paiute-Shoshone Tribe;
        • Lovelock Paiute Tribe;
        • Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe;
        • Reno-Sparks Indian Colony;
        • Summit Lake Paiute Tribe;
        • Walker River Paiute Tribe;
        • Winnemucca Indian Colony;
        • Yerington Paiute Tribe.
      • OKLAHOMA: Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma.
      • WASHINGTON:
        • Chehalis Community Council;
        • Colville Confederated Tribes;
        • Quinault Indian Nation;
        • Shoalwater Bay Tribe;
        • Yakama Indian Nation.
    4. A student seeking to be deemed eligible under the provisions of this rule shall submit, following procedures prescribed by the Office of Student Access & Completion, a photocopy of a tribal enrollment card or other acceptable documentation from a tribe which documents tribal membership.

* Note: Dependent/Independent Student--The definitions of dependent/independent student shall be the definition used for the student aid programs under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 as amended.