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Oklahoma's Promise

What is Oklahoma's Promise?

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Once you have completed the program’s high school requirements and meet the college requirements, Oklahoma’s Promise can help pay your tuition at an Oklahoma Public two-year college or four-year university.  It will also cover a portion of tuition at an accredited private university or Technology center.

To enroll in Oklahoma’s Promise, you must:

  • Be an Oklahoma Resident
  • Apply during your 8th, 9th, or 10th grade year
  • Be the child of parents who earn $50,000 or less per year at the time of application
  • Meet all high school requirements

High School Requirements

*Graduate from on Oklahoma high school
*Take the 17 units of high school courses and achieve at least a 2.5 GPA
*Achieve at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA for all course in grades 9-12
*Attend school regularly
*Do your homework
*Stay away from drugs and alcohol
*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

  • Your parents’ income my not exceed 100,000 at the time you begin college and prior to receiving the scholarship
  • You must be a U.S. citizen or lawfully present in the United States
  • You must meet normal admission standards for first-time entering students at the college or university to which you apply
  • You must start taking college courses within three years after you gradate 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 maintain good grades in college to keep receiving awards.  You must achieve a college GPA or 2.0 for courses taken during your sophomore year and a 2.5 for courses taken during your junior and senior years
  • Any Oklahoma Promise college student that is suspended for more than one semester for conduct reasons will lose the scholarship permanently.

Required courses

4 English
3 Lab Science
3 Mathematics (From Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, trigonometry, math analysis, calculus, Advanced Placement Statistics
3 History and citizenship skills (including 1 unit of American History and 2 additional units from the subjects of history, economics, geography, government, non-western culture.
2 foreign languages (Must be the same language) or 2 Computer classes other than typing.
1 additional course from any of the listed above
1 fine arts or speech
17 total