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Program Requirements

Applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Oklahoma resident
  • Eighth-, ninth- or 10th-grade student
    (home-schooled students must be age 13, 14 or 15)
  • Parents earn $55,000 or less per year at time of application

Oklahoma's Promise

We will help pay your college tuition. Oklahoma students who qualify for this program can get tuition covered at an Oklahoma public two-year college or four-year university, or a portion of tuition covered at an accredited private college or university. The program also provides partial tuition for certain programs at Oklahoma public technology centers.

Your Promise

You will earn at least a 2.50 cumulative GPA for all coursework attempted from grades nine through 12, including a 2.50 GPA in the required 17-unit college-prep core curriculum to be completed in that time.

You’ll take school seriously, attend classes and finish homework. You’ll avoid substance abuse and engaging in criminal or delinquent acts. You’ll work with a school counselor to make sure you are keeping your promise.
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How to Apply

Read through the requirements with a parent or guardian to make sure you understand your commitment to the program.
Create an account and complete the online application.
Have a parent fill out the Family Income Worksheet in the online application using information from the most recent federal tax year and make a copy of pages 1 and 2 of their Federal Income Tax return. Print and sign the signature page and send it with your parents’ tax return to Oklahoma’s Promise.
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Oklahoma's Promise
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
P.O. Box 108850
Oklahoma City, OK 73101-8850

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Attention 10th-Grade Parents
With Recent Income Loss

If your student is or was in the 10th grade during the 2019-20 school year and you anticipate that your 2020 income may be under the $55,000 application limit for the Oklahoma’s Promise scholarship due to recent reductions in your income, you may submit an application based on your 2020 estimated income. The application must be submitted prior to the June 30, 2020, deadline. You will be required to provide a copy of your 2020 federal tax return when completed to verify that your 2020 income was under $55,000. The application will be held as pending until the tax documentation is received. Please send any questions to .

Attention 10th-Grade Parents With Recent Income Loss