• Oregon Promise

    What is Oregon Promise?

    Oregon Promise is a state grant that helps to cover tuition costs at any Oregon community college for recent high school graduates and GED® test graduates. You can learn more in this video: Oregon Promise: Introduction & How to Apply. For more information visit: https://oregonstudentaid.gov/oregon-promise.aspx

    Who is eligible?

    You must meet all of the following criteria:

    • Complete an Oregon Promise Grant Application by the appropriate deadline
    • File a FAFSA or ORSAA application and list at least one Oregon community college
    • Be a recent Oregon high school graduate or GED® test graduate
    • Document a 2.50 cumulative high school GPA or higher; or a GED® test 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® test graduation
    • Be an Oregon resident for at least 12 months prior to college attendance
    • Must not have more than 90 college credits completed or attempted
    • Expected Family Contribution (EFC): Students may be subject to eligibility requirements based on their EFC. EFC eligibility requirements are subject to change based on available funding.
      • For 2019-20, EFC criteria has not been determined yet. All interested students are encouraged to apply for Oregon Promise by their deadline, regardless of their EFC.

    When is my deadline to apply?

    Most students must apply for Oregon Promise during their senior year of high school.

    Oregon Promise has rolling deadlines based on when the student graduates. The application opens in September for students graduating between July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021.

    If you have finished high school between July 1, 2020 - November 30, 2020, and will begin college WINTER quarter, the deadline to apply for the Oregon Promise is November 2, 2020.  Students who complete high school in either October, 2020, or November, 2020, will still need to apply by November 2, 2020, but have the option of attending either WINTER or SPRING TERM.


    Be sure when applying to check the button that your school will verify you GPA! 

    View the deadlines table below, or use this tool to determine your deadline.


    DEADLINE NOTE: The deadline is 5:00 pm (PST or PDT). If a deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, it will automatically be extended to 5:00 pm (PST or PDT) on the following business day.

    Graduates between Oct. 1 – Nov. 30 may apply for either Winter or Spring Term.


    Information on every aspect of financial aid, and helpful tools:  www.finaid.org

    Discover the net price of college, beyond the “sticker price”: collegerealitycheck.com

    Any questions please contact Rhana Mather 503-668-8011 x7125 or rhana.mather@ortrail.k12.or.us