Oklahoma's Promise

Oklahoma's Promise

Who May Apply?

  • Oklahoma Residents
  • 8th, 9th, or 10th Grade Students (Homeschool students must be age 13, 14, or 15).
  • Students whose parents earn $50,000 or less per year
  • Students who promise to meet the requirements of the program.

What is the Promise?

  • Tuition at an Oklahoma public two-year college or four-year university.
  • OR a portion of tuition at an accredited Oklahoma private college or univeristy.
  • OR a portion of tuition for courses at public technology centers that are approved for credit toward an Associate in Applied Science degree at a public college.

High School Requirements:

  • Graduate from an Oklahoma high school or homeschool education program
  • Take the 17 units of college prep high school courses and achieve at least a 2.50 cumulative GPA in those courses.
  • Achieve at teast a 2.50 cumulative GPa for all courses in grades 9-12.
  • Attend school regularly.
  • Do your homeowrk.
  • Stay away from drugs and alcohol.
  • Don't commit criminal or delinquent acts.
  • Provide information when requested.
  • Meet with a school official to go over your school work and records on a regular basis.
  • Apply for other financial aid during your senior year of high school.
  • Take part in Oklahoma's Promise activities that will prepare you for college.

College Requirements:

  • At the time you begin college, and prior to receiving any program benefit, your parents' income may not exceed $100,000.
  • You must be an Oklahoma resident.
  • You must be a US citizen or lawfully present in the United States.
  • You must meet regular admission standards for first-time entering students at the college or univeristy to which you apply.
  • You must start taking college courses withini three years after you graduate high school.
  • You may not receive funds for more than five consecutive years after enrolling in college.
  • You cannot use the award for courses taken after you complete your bachelor's degree.
  • You must achieve a college GPA of 2.00 for courses taken through your sophomore year and a 2.50 for courses taken during your junior and sneior years.
  • You must meet the college's Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy required for eligibility to receive federal financial aid.
  • Any Oklahoma's Promise college student who is suspended for more than one semester for conduct reasons will lose the scholarship permanently.

How Do I Apply?

Apply online at www.okpromise.org or see your guidance counselor for a paper copy of the form to mail in.  You will need to provide your tax information to fill out the application