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Oregon Promise Startup Guide

Oregon Promise review and requirements

What is the Oregon Promise?

Oregon Promise is a state grant for recent high school graduates and GED® recipients that covers most tuition at any Oregon community college. To qualify for the Oregon Promise, students must:

  • Be a recent Oregon high school graduate or GED® recipient
  • Have a 2.5 cumulative high school GPA or higher
  • Have no more than 90 college credits completed or attempted
    • Prior college-level classes may count towards the 90 credit limit. This includes credits attempted or completed in high school. Once a student attempts or completes 90 college credits, they will no longer receive Oregon Promise funding.
    • For example, if you took 10 college-level credits in high school, Oregon Promise will cover your remaining 80 credits at a community college.
  • Be an Oregon resident at least 12 months prior to attendance
  • Plan to attend an Oregon community college within 6 months of graduation
Additionally, students must:
  • Complete the financial aid verification process, if selected. For more information about financial aid verification contact the PCC Financial Aid Office at 971-722-8888, option 4.
  • Accept all state and federal grant aid offered through the community college and financial aid office.
  • Maintain at least half-time continuous enrollment (i.e. 6 or more credits) during Fall, Winter and Spring terms each year. Oregon Promise does not include Summer term.
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress: 2.0 GPA and completion of 2/3 of all attempted credits per term.

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