Oregon Promise

The Oregon Promise program offers new high school graduates and GED recipients an opportunity to have some or all of their community college tuition covered

Oregon Promise grants are only available to future students entering community college within six months of graduating or completing their GED. Students who do not qualify for this grant are encouraged to talk to their school's financial aid office to explore the many other ways to afford their college goals.

If you need more information on how to apply for the Oregon Promise Grant, OSAC has created an Introduction video for students that is available in English and Spanish.

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To Be Eligible, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be a recent Oregon high school graduate or GED recipient
  • Have a 2.5 cumulative high school GPA or higher; or a GED score of 145 or higher
  • Enroll at least half-time at an Oregon community college within 6 months of high school graduation or GED completion
  • Be an Oregon resident for at least 12 months prior to enrolling in community college

Program Highlights

  • There is a $50 per term copay
  • Eligible full-time, full-year students will receive at least $1,000 annually
  • Awards will be pro-rated for students attending less than full-time (12 credit hours per term)

Steps to take:

Questions about Oregon Promise? Reach out to Financial Aid.

After you've enrolled at Lane:

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Oregon Promise recipients are required to participate in a one-term, online, tuition-free, non-credit, First Year Experience (FYE) course. Students will be given the registration number and directed to register for this course in their first term. Students should watch their Lane my.lanecc.edu email accounts for their registration number and other important financial and academic information from Lane.

Visit the Success Coach office in Building 1, Room 103 or email us at SuccessCoach@lanecc.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have specific questions regarding eligibility, funding and the Oregon Promise grant, see the State of Oregon, Oregon Promise Q&A.

Below are basic answers to Lane Community College’s implementation of Oregon Promise.

From OSAC’s Oregon Promise page: “The purpose of the Oregon Promise Grant is to encourage Oregon residents who are graduating high school students and recent GED graduates to immediately continue their education by providing funding to attend community college in Oregon.”

Please visit the Oregon Student Aid, Oregon Promise site for the most up-to-date eligibility requirements for Oregon Promise.

Oregon Promise is there to help students fill in the gaps in your financial aid. As such, every student’s award may be different. If you have questions about the award you’re receiving, contact OSAC.

Awards are prorated for students attending Lane less than full time (fewer than 12 credits per term). You must be enrolled in at least 6 credits a term to receive the award.

In order to receive the Oregon Promise grant at Lane, complete the steps required by Financial Aid outlined in your myLane student portal. 

Students must be enrolled in at least 6 credits to be eligible for the Oregon Promise grant. Awards will be prorated for students attending Lane less than full time (fewer than 12 credits per term). 

Keep in mind that if you are receiving other aid and scholarships the minimum credits needed to keep them may be different than Oregon Promise’s requirements.

Lane Community College’s Financial Aid Department lists Financial Aid Eligible Programs for the each academic year. All of Lane’s transfer degrees and associates degrees (AAOT, ASOT-Business, ASOT-Computer Science, Associate of General Studies, Associate of Science, etc) are financial aid eligible. 

Once you have attempted a total of 90 college credits, you are no longer eligible for Oregon Promise. Follow the link for video and details on the Oregon Student Aid, Oregon Promise website.

Oregon Promise recipients are supported though Lane's First Year Experience. Completion of Lane's First Year Experience is required for all students who receive the Oregon Promise grant.

Find out more about Lane's First Year Experience