Oklahoma's Promise

The Oklahoma's Promise scholarship provides all or part of tuition expenses for students who complete the program's requirements while in high school. The scholarship can be used at accredited public and private colleges and for programs that qualify for federal student aid at public career technology centers. Students enrolled in the eighth, ninth, and tenth grade, whose parents' federal adjusted gross income does not exceed $55,000, may enroll in the program.  For additional information, please call 800.858.1840 or visit www.okhighered.org/okpromise.

Oklahoma's Promise Award Process at OCCC

  • Only students certified by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (OSRHE) as having completed the high school requirements are eligible to receive the Oklahoma's Promise scholarship at OCCC.
  • Student must begin postsecondary education within three years of graduating from high school. They are then eligible to receive the Oklahoma's Promise scholarship for five years, or until they earn a bachelor's degree, whichever comes first.
  • All Oklahoma's Promise students must meet the regular admissions requirements of the college and are encouraged to apply for financial aid at the college.
  • The Oklahoma's Promise scholarship WILL NOT be available the summer semester immediately following high school graduation.
  • Oklahoma's Promise will be used as a financial aid resource and will be applied to a student's cost of attendance. If a student's financial aid awards exceed their cost of attendance, OCCC is required to reduce one or more financial aid awards. Students will be notified through their OCCC student email account if their Oklahoma's Promise tuition scholarship is reduced.
  • At the end of the drop and add period of each semester, OCCC will adjust the student's Oklahoma's Promise award based on the current number of credit hours the student is enrolled in and submit a billing invoice to the Oklahoma's Promise office.
  • Once OCCC receives Oklahoma's Promise funds, payments will be applied to the student's account to pay any outstanding balance. If no balance is owed, the student will be issued a refund by the Bursar's Office.
  • All Oklahoma's Promise students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards in order to remain eligible for the scholarship each semester. To review  OCCC's SAP Policy, please visit www.occc.edu/FinancialAid/FactSheets.html.
  • If any Oklahoma's Promise recipient is not eligible to receive financial aid as defined by OCCC's SAP policy, the student is not eligible to receive Oklahoma's Promise.

To review Oklahoma's Promise eligibility requirements, please visit www.occc.edu/FinancialAid/FactSheets.html.