Oregon considers free tuition for foster children

Oregon considers free tuition for foster children

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Current and former Oregon foster children could get the opportunity to go to college for free.

That's the idea behind a bill getting a public hearing in the Legislature on Tuesday.

The House Education Subcommittee will hear testimony on the proposal to waive tuition and fees for students who have been in the foster care system. It would apply to people under 25 years old attending universities, community colleges and Oregon Health and Science University.

The measure is co-sponsored by Democratic Rep. Michael Dembrow of Portland and Republican Rep. Matt Wingard of Wilsonville.


 

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