Oregon Promise

Oregon Promise

What is Oregon Promise?

Oregon Promise is a state grant that helps to cover most tuition costs at any Oregon community college for recent high school graduates and GED® recipients. Oregon Promise award amounts for 2017-18 are currently available in the OSAC Student Portal.

Please check back often as we add additional information on:Application Process • Deadline for Transcripts • Deadline for FAFSA



Who is eligible?

You must meet all of the following criteria:

Complete an Oregon Promise Grant Application by the appropriate deadline

Be a recent Oregon high school graduate or GED recipient

Document a 2.5 cumulative high school GPA or higher; or a GED score of 145 or higher on each test

Plan to attend at least half-time at an Oregon community college within 6 months of high school graduation or GED completion

Be an Oregon resident for at least 12 months prior to attendance

File a FAFSA or ORSAA application and list at least one Oregon community college

Must not have more than 90 college credits completed or attempted

Beginning with Fall 2017 applicants, students may be subject to eligibility criteria based on their Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The EFC limit for 2017-18 applicants is $18,000. New applicants who are above the EFC limit will not be eligible for an award. The EFC criteria is subject to change.


Program Highlights

The grant will offset tuition costs after state and federal grants are applied
There is a $50 per term copay
Participating full-time, full-year students are guaranteed at least $1,000 annually
Awards will be pro-rated for students attending less than full-time (12 credit hours per term)

Senate Bill 81, which created the Oregon Promise program, was passed by the Oregon Legislature and signed by Governor Kate Brown in July 2015. The grant program is administered by the Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC), an office of the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC).


How do I apply?

Create an account in the OSAC Student Portal
Complete Oregon Promise Application in OSAC Student Portal by the deadline (see above).
Verify your GPA or GED score. Follow instructions in OSAC Student Portal.
Complete the FAFSA or ORSAA, starting October 1. List at least one Oregon community college.


If you would like more information, please go to the website: http://www.oregonstudentaid.gov/oregon-promise.aspx.

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