HR 3230 Choice Accountability Act of 2014 and HR 7105 Isakson and Roe Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020

Starting Summer of 2021, Portland State University (PSU) will be updating the tuition charged to veterans on Chapter 30 and Chapter 33 benefits, in accordance with HR 7105 Isakson and Roe Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020 passed on 5 January 2021.  Section 1005 of PL 116-315 goes into effect on 1 August 2021, and guarantees the equivalent of in-state tuition rates to all veterans living in the state, regardless of date of separation.  Therefore, as of Summer 2021 term, any veteran utilizing Chapter 30 or 33 educational benefits, AND living in the state of Oregon will be granted the equivalent of in-state tuition.  This will not change your residency status, but will change the tuition charged while using your educational entitlement. Section 1005 of new bill mirrors the Choice Act provisions below, while removing the 3 year separation requirement.

HR 3230 Choice Accountability Act of 2014

Starting Summer 2015, Portland State University (PSU) is participating in the federal Veterans Access, Choice & Accountability Act of 2014.  The program grants the equivalent of resident tuition and fee rates to qualified students. Certain program limitations apply.

Eligibility Requirements

If you are the veteran:

  • You must be using benefits under Chapter 30 or Chapter 33
  • You must be living within the state of Oregon

If you are a spouse or dependent:

  • You must be using benefits under Chapter 33 Transfer of Entitlement or the Machine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship.
  • You must be living within the state of Oregon

Initial Application

Submit the following documents to the Veterans Certification Office, in the lobby of Fariborz Maseeh Hall:

  • All students must provide a copy of the veteran's DD-214
  • Veterans must provide a copy of their Certificate of Eligibility showing that they are receiving benefits under Chapter 30 or Chapter 33.
  • Spouses and Dependents must provide a copy of their Certificate of Eligibility showing that they are benefits under Chapter 33 Transfer of Entitlement or the Machine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship.

Awards

Qualified students will be charged tuition and fees at no greater than the resident rate.