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Earn Free Money for College with the Oregon Promise Grant!

Last updated October 23, 2023

Attention Oregon high school students! Promise programs can be found across the country, and while they may vary in eligibility and application requirements, they all share one common goal: to make college more affordable for the students in their community! Here’s what you need to know about the Oregon Promise Grant specifically: who’s eligible, how to apply, and more. 

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What is The Oregon Promise Grant?

The Oregon Promise Grant is a statewide grant that helps recent high school graduates and GED recipients in Oregon pay for tuition at any community college across the state. 

Why Should I Apply For The Oregon Promise Grant?

The Oregon Promise Grant provides a great opportunity for students attending community college to receive their associate degree or earn enough credits to transfer to a four-year college to receive their bachelor’s degree. Because Oregon Promise is a grant, this money is free– meaning you won’t have to pay any of it back! This can significantly cut down your college costs while you take the time to discover what you’re passionate about and want to study. For the 2023-2024 school year, grant awards range from $2,058 to $4,248 for full-time students.

(Learn more here about how grants work!)

Who Qualifies For The Oregon Promise Grant? Am I Eligible?

Students who graduate high school between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024 can start applying NOW! Here are some of the requirements you must meet in order to qualify for the Oregon Promise Grant:

  • Be a recent high school or GED test graduate.

  • Have a cumulative high school GPA higher than 2.0, or a 145 grade on all GED tests.

  • Live in Oregon for at least 12 months before starting college (if you are a dependent student, your parent(s) must also live in Oregon).

  • Have no more than 90 college credits attempted or completed.

  • Check out more requirements here!

Undocumented students are eligible for the Oregon Promise Grant too! You’ll just need to fill out your ORSAA by the appropriate deadline.

How Do I Apply?

  1. Submit the Oregon Promise Grant application in your OSAC Student Portal.

  2. Submit the FAFSA or ORSAA, making sure to list at least one Oregon community college on it.

What’s The Deadline to Apply?

Most students must apply for the Oregon Promise Grant during their senior year of high school before graduation. The grant has a rolling deadline based on when the student graduates and starts community college. There are other deadlines later in the year depending on when you plan to graduate high school or finish your GED. To find your deadline, click here (also available in Spanish)!

Need help with your Oregon Promise Grant application, FAFSA or ORSAA? Text #Oregon 33-55-77 to chat with one of our virtual college and career advisors. 

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