Is the Oregon Promise for You?
New State Grant Helps Cover Community College Cost
The state has launched its Oregon Promise program—offering new high school graduates and GED recipients an opportunity to have some or all of their community college tuition covered. Grants are for students who enroll in an Oregon community college within six months of graduation.
To Be Eligible, you must meet all of the following criteria:
- ☑ Be a recent Oregon high school graduate or GED recipient
- ☑ Have a 2.5 cumulative high school GPA or higher; or a GED score of 145 or higher
- ☑ Enroll 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 enrolling in community college
- There is a $50 per term copay
- Eligible full-time, full-year students will receive at least $1,000 annually
- Awards will be pro-rated for students attending less than full-time (12 credit hours per term)
Steps to take:
- Complete the Oregon Promise application (online or written)
- Submit your high school transcript or GED scores
- Complete the FAFSA or its approved alternative
After you submit your Oregon Promise application, don't forget to file your 2016-17 FAFSA in January.
Once approved, enroll Lane Community College within six months of graduating high school or completing the GED — and accept all state and federal grants
Oregon Promise grants are only available to future students entering community college within six months of graduating or completing their GED. Students who do not qualify for this grant are encouraged to talk to their school's financial aid office to explore the many other ways to afford their college goals.
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