Scholarship Conditions

If the student completes the high school requirements of the program, the following conditions apply to the use of the Oklahoma's Promise scholarship in college.

  1. The student must be a resident of Oklahoma. For students applying for the program in 2007-08 and thereafter, the student must be a U.S. citizen or lawfully present in the United States at the time they enroll in college in order to receive the scholarship.
  2. For students eligible to receive the award for the first time in 2012-13 and thereafter, the federal adjusted gross income (AGI) of the student's parents (or the income of the student if the student is officially determined to be financially independent of their parents) may not exceed $100,000 at the time the student begins college and prior to receiving the scholarship. Oklahoma's Promise high school seniors will be required to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which will be used to determine whether the federal adjusted gross income exceeds $100,000.
  3. The student must meet normal admission standards for first-time entering students at the type of college or university to which he or she applies.
  4. Before tuition payment is made, the student must actually be enrolled at a college or university.
  5. The student must apply for college financial aid when preparing to enroll in college.
  6. The student has three years from the time of high school graduation to start taking college courses.*
  7. The student may receive awards for no more than five years after enrolling in college.*
  8. Awards can't be used for courses taken after the student completes a bachelor's degree.
  9. For students receiving the award for the first time in 2012-13, a minimum college GPA of 2.00 will be required for courses taken through the sophomore year and a minimum 2.50 GPA will be required for courses taken during the junior year and thereafter.
  10. The student must meet the eligibility requirements to receive federal financial aid based on the college's Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy.
  11. Any Oklahoma's Promise student suspended from a college for more than one semester for conduct reasons will lose the scholarship permanently.

*Limited exemptions apply to students on active military duty.

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