What is Oregon Promise?

Oregon’s new grant program for community college, known as Oregon Promise, will begin accepting applications on Nov. 1, 2015. The Oregon Promise provides grants for new high school graduates and GED recipients who will begin community college classes in the Fall 2016. Recipients have the opportunity to have some or all of their community college tuition covered.


  • The grant will offset tuition costs after state and federal grants are applied
  • There is a $50 per term copay
  • Participating full-time, full-year students are guaranteed at least $1,000 annually
  • Awards will be pro-rated for students attending less than full-time (12 credit hours per term)

 You may qualify if you:

  • Graduate from an Oregon high school or complete the GED in Spring/Summer 2016.
  • Have a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher.
  • Have been an Oregon resident for at least 12 months prior to enrolling in community college.

Steps to Take:

  • Complete the application for Oregon Promise between November 1, 2015 and March 1, 2016. (see link below)
  • Submit your high school transcripts or GED scores.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or its approved alternative.

Once approved, Students must enroll in an Oregon community college within 6 months of graduating or completing the GED and accept all state and federal grants for which they qualify for.

Oregon Promise Information & Application



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