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WHAT IS OKLAHOMA'S PROMISE?
 
 

Oklahoma’s Promise allows eighth-, ninth- or 10th-grade students from families with an income of $50,000 or less to earn a college tuition scholarship. Students must also meet academic and conduct requirements in high school.

Created in 1992 by the Legislature to help more Oklahoma families send their children to college, Oklahoma’s Promise was originally designated as the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program. The program is administered by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.
 

We know you want your child to go to college. Oklahoma’s Promise is an opportunity for your student to earn a college tuition scholarship.

 

To enroll in the Oklahoma’s Promise program, your student must be:

  • An Oklahoma resident.
  • Enrolled in the eighth, ninth or 10th grade in an Oklahoma high school. (Homeschool students must be age 13, 14 or 15.)
  • A student whose parents earn $50,000 or less per year.

 

Special income provisions may apply to:

  • Children adopted from certain court-ordered custody and children in the custody of court-appointed legal guardians.
  • Families receiving Social Security disability and death benefits.
  • Families receiving non-taxable military benefits.

Additional documentation may be required. Contact the Oklahoma's Promise office for more information.

 

The Promise

Upon completion of the program’s requirements, your student will earn:

  • Tuition at an Oklahoma public two-year college or four-year university.
  • OR a portion of tuition at an accredited Oklahoma private college or university.
  • OR a portion of tuition for courses at public technology centers that are approved for credit toward an Associate of Applied Science degree at a public college.

Required High School Courses

Units

Courses

4

English (grammar, composition, literature; courses should include an integrated writing component)

3

Lab science (biology, chemistry, physics or any lab science certified by the school district; general science with or without a lab may not be used to meet this requirement)

3

Mathematics (Algebra I, Algebra II, geometry, trigonometry, math analysis, pre-calculus [must have completed geometry and Algebra II], calculus, Advanced Placement [AP] statistics)

3

History and citizenship skills (including one unit of American history and two additional units from the subjects of history, economics, geography, government, non-Western culture)

2

Foreign or non-English language (two years of the same language) 

or 

Computer technology (two units in programming, hardware and business computer applications, such as word processing, databases, spreadsheets and graphics, will qualify; keyboarding or typing classes do not qualify) (1 foreign language and 1 computer course will not meet this requirement.)

1

Additional unit of subjects listed above

1

Fine arts (music, art, drama) OR Speech

17

Total Units
(Website information obtained from Kari Fulton at Oktaha Public Schools)

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