The Oregon Promise Helps Pay Tuition
The Oregon Promise is a community college tuition grant for certain recent Oregon high school graduates and GED recipients.
Oregon Promise Details
The grant is not managed by Chemeketa but the state Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC). OSAC's website has information on how to apply.
If you receive the Oregon Promise and attend Chemeketa, you must do the following to maintain it –
- Maintain a 2.0 grade point average each term
- Pass at least 67% of credits attempted each term
- Complete and pass Chemeketa’s First Year Experience course
What is Oregon Promise?
Oregon Promise is a state grant that covers most tuition at any Oregon community college for recent high school graduates and GED recipients.
Who is eligible?
You must meet all of the following criteria –
- Complete an Oregon Promise Grant Application by the appropriate deadline
- Be a recent Oregon high school graduate or GED recipient
- Document a 2.5 cumulative high school GPA or higher; or a GED score of 145 or higher on each test
- Plan to attend at least half-time at an Oregon community college within 6 months of high school graduation or GED completion
- Be an Oregon resident for at least 12 months prior to attendance
- Have filed a FAFSA or ORSAA application and listed at least one Oregon community college
- Must not have more than 90 college credits completed or attempted
Maintaining Oregon Promise Eligibility
How do I remain eligible for Oregon Promise at Chemeketa?
- Complete Chemeketa's First-year Experience course
- Maintain satisfactory academic progress
- Maintain at least half-time continuous enrollment (i.e. 6 or more credits) during fall, winter and spring terms
- Verify your FAFSA information if selected by Chemeketa's Financial Aid office
- Have attempted or completed no more than 90 credits.
- Application Information
- To be eligible for renewal, you must have remained eligible for the entire 2017-18 school year
- To renew your Oregon Promise grant simply file the 2018-19 FAFSA or ORSAA and complete all missing documents on My Chemeketa beginning in April or May
- Apply for Oregon Promise by June 1, 2018 (applications may be submitted through June 1, 2018)
- Verify your GPA by June 1, 2018
- File your FAFSA or ORSAA by June 1, 2018
- Register for at least 6 credits during fall, winter and spring terms
Oregon Promise Updates
- Starting with fall 2017, students may be subject to eligibility criteria based on their Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
- For 2018-19, there will not be an EFC limit
- The new EFC limit does not impact students who received Oregon Promise in 2016-17
- The EFC criteria is subject to change based on available funding
- Visit OSAC's website for more information