Lane Oregone Promise Frequently Asked Questions

Oregon Promise at Lane

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have specific questions regarding eligibility, funding and the Oregon Promise grant, see the State of Oregon, Oregon Promise Q&A.

Below are basic answers to Lane Community College’s implementation of Oregon Promise.

What is Oregon Promise?
From OSAC’s Oregon Promise page: “The purpose of the Oregon Promise Grant is to encourage Oregon residents who are graduating high school students and recent GED graduates to immediately continue their education by providing funding to attend community college in Oregon.”

What are the eligibility requirements for Oregon Promise?
Please visit the Oregon Student Aid, Oregon Promise site for the most up-to-date eligibility requirements for Oregon Promise.

How much money will I be awarded from Oregon Promise?
Oregon Promise is there to help students fill in the gaps in your financial aid. As such, every student’s award may be different. If you have questions about the award you’re receiving, contact OSAC.

Awards are prorated for students attending Lane less than full time (fewer than 12 credits per term). You must be enrolled in at least 6 credits a term to receive the award.

How do I receive my Oregon Promise award at Lane?
In order to receive the Oregon Promise grant at Lane, complete the steps required by Financial Aid outlined in your myLane student portal. 

How many credits do I need to take to receive Oregon Promise?
Students must be enrolled in at least 6 credits to be eligible for the Oregon Promise grant. Awards will be prorated for students attending Lane less than full time (fewer than 12 credits per term). 

Keep in mind that if you are receiving other aid and scholarships the minimum credits needed to keep them may be different than Oregon Promise’s requirements.

What programs at Lane are eligible for Oregon Promise & Financial Aid?
Lane Community College’s Financial Aid Department lists Financial Aid Eligible Programs for the each academic year. All of Lane’s transfer degrees and associates degrees (AAOT, ASOT-Business, ASOT-Computer Science, Associate of General Studies, Associate of Science, etc) are financial aid eligible. 

What is the 90 credit limit? 
Once you have attempted a total of 90 college credits, you are no longer eligible for Oregon Promise. Follow the link for video and details on the Oregon Student Aid, Oregon Promise website.

What support for Oregon Promise does Lane provide?
Oregon Promise recipients are supported though Lane's First Year Experience. Completion of Lane's First Year Experience is required for all students who receive the Oregon Promise grant.

What is the First Year Experience?
Find out more about Lane's First Year Experience