Oregon Promise

Oregon Promise

What is the Oregon Promise?

Oregon Promise was created by the Oregon legislature to provide the financial means for more high school graduates to attend post-secondary education, with an emphasis on community colleges as a starting point.

Who is eligible for the Oregon Promise?

Students who:

  • Be a recent Oregon high school graduate or GED recipient
  • Received a 2.5 or higher GPA or a GED score of 145 or higher on each test
  • Enroll in a community college certificate or degree program within six months of graduation or GED completion
  • Have been an Oregon resident for at least 12 months prior to enrolling at an Oregon community college
  • Completed the Oregon Promise application by July 3
  • Completed the FAFSA or ORSAA and  include one Oregon community college by July 14, 2017 
  • Accepted all federal or state grants

Are there additional requirements?

In order to renew the Oregon Promise, students must meet each requirement below. COCC, students must:

  • Participate in academic advising
  • Register for and successfully completed HD 100CS: College Success (recommended for fall term)
  • Attend Bobcat Orientation (recommended before fall term begins)
  • Remain in good academic standing throughout the year
  • Maintain at least half-time of continuous enrollment during fall, winter and spring terms
  • Have not attempted or completed no more than 90 credits
  • Completed the FAFSA or ORSAA and include one Oregon community college

How many credits do students need to take to be eligible for Oregon Promise?

Students must take at least six credits. Oregon Promise will be paid based upon a prorated amount.

  • Students attending half-time (6 - 8 credits) will receive 50% for the term
  • Students attending three-quarter time (9 - 11 credits) will receive 75% for the term
  • Students attending full time (12 or more credits) will receive 100% for the term

How much is the Oregon Promise grant?

The amount of the Oregon Promise varies by student, but all eligible students are guaranteed a minimum of up to $1,000 per year (~$333/term) and up to $3198 ($1033/term). The actual award amount will depend on the student’s number of credits and other grants. 

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