Oregon Promise

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Updates — As of 3/9/17

Communications Toolkit

This toolkit provides videos, flyers, presentations, and handouts about Oregon Promise.

Oregon Promise Webinar: How to Support Your Students

Register for a session:

  • March 27, 2017 at 10-11am PDT
  • April 3, 2017 at 10-11am PDT

A webinar for community college advisors, high school teachers, counselors and other student support staff. Learn the ins and outs of Oregon Promise: how students apply for or renew an award, how awards are calculated, and more. A recording of the session will be posted after the webinar.

View Recorded Webinar 3/22/2017

Other Announcements

  • Renewal information for 2016-17 recipients is available as of January 31, 2017.
  • Funding for Oregon Promise for the 2017-18 academic year is subject to Oregon Legislative approval. More information will be available in July 2017.

What is Oregon Promise?

Oregon Promise is a state grant that covers most tuition at any Oregon community college forrecent high school graduates and GED® recipients. Funding for Oregon Promise for the 2017-2018 academic year is subject to Oregon Legislative approval.

Check out this Handout and FAQ!

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
  • Have filed a FAFSA or ORSAA application and listed at least one Oregon community college
  • Must not have more than 90 college credits completed or attempted

When can I apply?

Term you plan to start at an Oregon community college Winter 2017
Spring 2017
Fall 2017
Funding subject to legislative approval
Must graduate high school between the following dates July 1, 2016 to December 1, 2016 October 1, 2016 to March 1, 2017 March 1, 2017 to August 1, 2017
Deadline for Application December 1, 2016 March 6, 2017 July 3, 2017 5pm1
April 1:
For early notification2
Deadline to verify your GPA3 December 1, 2016 March 6, 2017 July 3, 20171
Deadline for FAFSA or ORSAA File the 2016-17 FAFSA
December 9, 2016
File the 2016-17 FAFSA
March 13, 2017
File the 2017-18 FAFSA
July 14, 2017

1 Dates were updated in March 2017.
2 Students who submit their application by April 1 will be notified by May 1 if their application is complete.
3 Verify GPA through section 5 of the Oregon Promise application.

How do I apply?

  1. Create an account in the OSAC Student Portal
  2. Complete Oregon Promise Application in OSAC Student Portal by the deadline (see above).
  3. Verify your GPA or GED score. Follow instructions in OSAC Student Portal.
  4. Complete the FAFSA or ORSAA, starting October 1.
    • List at least one Oregon community college.
    • Determine if you should complete the ORSAA by using the ORSAA Pre-Filter.

How will I be notified if I'm awarded?

You should frequently check your award status in the OSAC Student Portal. OSAC will also notify you by email once you have been awarded.

I am a current Oregon Promise recipient - how do I renew my award and remain eligible?

See all details on the information for recipients page.


Learn More

Read the Oregon Promise FAQs for more details.

Download Materials

Download the Oregon Promise Handout 2016-17: English | Spanish