Oregon Promise Updates — As of 9/16/2021

Application Open!

The Oregon Promise Grant application is currently open for students graduating between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022. Be sure to apply by your deadline and submit your FAFSA/ORSAA!

Awarding Update: Class of 2021

As of July 2021, the tentative Expected Family Contribution (EFC) limit of 42,000 has been removed for the Class of 2021 based on total allocated funding from the Oregon Legislature and the total applicant pool. All students who were in the pending EFC cateorgy since May 2021 have now been awarded. Students can log into their OSAC Student Portal now to view their status. Visit Oregon Promise FAQs for all details.

Students who graduated between March 1, 2021 and June 30, 2021 MUST start at an Oregon community college Fall Term or their grant is cancelled for all future terms. If students need to still add a community college to their 2021-22 FAFSA/ORSAA, they can do so until Fall Term to be considered for the grant.

Awarding Has Started for Class of 2021

As of May 2021, Oregon Promise awarding has begun for students who will start college in Fall 2021. There is a tentative Expected Family Contribution (EFC) limit of 42,000 for Class of 2021 applicants. Visit Oregon Promise FAQs for all details.

Class of 2021 - Apply Now!

The Oregon Promise Grant application is open for students graduating between March 1, 2021 - June 30, 2021. Submit your Oregon Promise application AND your 2021-22 FAFSA or ORSAA by June 1, 2021.

Application Open

The Oregon Promise application is currently open for students graduating between October 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021. Be sure to apply by your deadline!

Awarding Update: 22,000 EFC for Class of 2020

Oregon Promise awarding has finalized for students who will start college between Fall 2020 and Spring 2021. There is an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) limit of 22,000 due to a budget cut from the Oregon Legislature, which resulted in revoking awards for students with an EFC above 22,000 for Class of 2020 applicants. Visit Oregon Promise FAQs for all details.

Awarding Update: Class of 2020 EFC Limits

Oregon Promise awarding has updated for students who will start college in Fall 2020. There is an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) limit of 34,000 and an anticipated budget cut, which would result in revoked awards for students with an EFC above 18,000 for Class of 2020 applicants. Visit Oregon Promise FAQs for all details.

Class of 2020 & COVID-19

OSAC has made a change to the Oregon Promise Grant for the Class of 2020 due to COVID-19. Visit Oregon Promise FAQs for all details.

Spring Term 2020 Update & COVID-19

OSAC has made a change to the Oregon Promise Grant for Spring Term 2020 due to COVID-19. Visit Oregon Promise FAQs for all details.

Awarding Update: Class of 2020

Oregon Promise awarding has begun for students who will start college in Fall 2020. There is a tentative Expected Family Contribution (EFC) limit of 34,000 for Class of 2020 applicants. Visit Oregon Promise FAQs for all details.

HB 2910 Information

New information is available for applicants who are released from a correctional facility in Oregon, per House Bill 2910.

Apply Now

The Oregon Promise application is currently open for students graduating between March 1, 2020 - June 30, 2020. Be sure to apply by your deadline!

Current College Student Toolkit

Check out our Current College Student Toolkit, where you'll find resources to educate Oregon Promise recipients about the grant.

2018-19 Award & EFC Information

Award information for 2018-19 is available. Please read Oregon Promise FAQs and the HECC press release for more information.

Awarding Update

There is no longer an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) limit for Class of 2019 applicants. Visit Oregon Promise FAQs for more details.

GPA Verification

Wednesday, July 10 is the final day for high school staff to verify GPAs online for Oregon Promise applicants who graduated between March 1 - June 30, 2019. Learn more about GPA verification.

How do I Renew Oregon Promise?

If you're a current Oregon Promise student, learn key information in this video - Oregon Promise: Stay on Track.

90 Credit Limit Explained

Check out this video, which explains the 90 credit limit for Oregon Promise.

High Schools: Verify Oregon Promise GPAs Today!

To learn more about how GPA verification works, watch this instructional video.

Upcoming Trainings

Education Partners: Register for an online OSAC Outreach Training!

New Year, New Webinars

Sign up for an Oregon Promise webinar or watch a video. Topics include GPA verification, how to stay on track as a renewal student, and the basics of Oregon Promise.

Technical Issues

OSAC is currently experiencing technical difficulties with the Oregon Promise application. The application may say “Your deadline has passed”, but the deadline is still June 1 for students graduating or completing a GED between March 1 – June 30. Thank you for your patience as we work to fix this issue.

Attention February GED Recipients

If you completed your GED in February 2018 but missed the February 1 Oregon Promise deadline, please email info@oregonpromise.org by March 12 to request a deadline extension.

Temporary Administrative Rule

The Higher Education Coordinating Commission has established a Temporary Administrative Rule, which clarifies the process for determining eligibility based on Expected Family Contribution. View the rule language here.

Public Meeting Notice: Amending Oregon Administrative Rules

A public hearing is scheduled for January 16, 2018, to hear comments on proposed permanent rule changes for the Oregon Promise Grant. Learn more.

2017-18 Award Amounts

Oregon Promise award amounts for 2017-18 will be available by August 2017 in the OSAC Student Portal.

Legislative Update

New information is available about Oregon Promise funding and changes for 2017-19. Learn more at: Oregon Promise FAQs.

Oregon Promise Video: How to Support Your Students

Learn the details of Oregon Promise eligibility, how to apply, award calculations, and more so that you can support students in high school and community college.

2017-18 Award Funding

Funding for Oregon Promise for the 2017-18 academic year is subject to Oregon Legislative approval. More information will be available in July 2017.

Communications Toolkit

This toolkit provides videos, flyers, presentations, and handouts about Oregon Promise.

2016-17 Renewal Information

Renewal information for 2016-17 recipients is available as of January 31, 2017.