As you continue toward your college degree, there’s probably a lot on your mind. We want to make sure you are aware of important requirements that you must meet to keep your Oklahoma’s Promise award in college.
All Oklahoma’s Promise students in college must meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements set by the college. If you become ineligible for federal financial aid (like Pell grants or student loans) for failure to make SAP, you will also not receive Oklahoma’s Promise. This requirement applies to all Oklahoma's Promise students, even if the student is not currently receiving federal financial aid and regardless of the year the student started college. The SAP requirements include minimum GPA standards and minimum standards for completing courses in which the student enrolls. If you are not familiar with the SAP requirements at your college or you have specific questions, please contact the financial aid office for more details.
Read the details of the requirements in the FAQ for college students. The FAQ includes additional helpful information as well.
Second Income Limit
Oklahoma's Promise students graduating high school are subject to a second income limit and must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The information from the FAFSA will be used to determine whether or not the federal adjusted gross income (AGI) of the student’s parents exceeds $100,000 at the time the student begins postsecondary education (the income limit will apply to the student’s income if the student is officially determined to be financially independent of his or her parents).
Beginning in 2018-19, the second income limit will be applied each year to all OKPromise students enrolled in postsecondary education (college), not just entering freshmen. For any year that the income reported on the student’s current FAFSA exceeds $100,000, the student will not be eligible to receive the OK Promise benefit. Any year that the student does not receive the award because their income exceeds the income limit will count toward the five-year period of scholarship eligibility.
Remedial Coursework Not Covered
The OK Promise award will not be allowed for payment of noncredit remedial courses.
Maximum Limit on Total Hours Paid by OK Promise
OK Promise awards will not cover courses taken in excess of the requirements for completion of a bachelor’s (undergraduate) degree program. Legislation passed during the 2017 legislative session requires the State Regents to set a maximum limit on the number of courses/credit hours to which the OK Promise award will apply. The State Regents are expected to set this limit through the administrative procedures process during the 2017-18 academic year.
Have you moved or changed schools since you enrolled in Oklahoma’s Promise? Do you have a new phone number or email address?
Email or call us at 800.858.1840 to update your contact information.