Oklahoma Promise Scholarship in 2022

Written by Michael Nz. on April 20, 2022

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

    All
  • Country of the Scholarship

    United States
  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

    2022
  • Type of scholarship

    Bachelor's scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    $1000 - $3000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

    University
  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

    Offline
  • Applier's country

    All
  • Expenses covered

    All
  • Scholarship Contact Details

    Oklahoma State Regents For Higher Education P.O. Box 108850 Oklahoma City, OK 73101-8850  (405) 225-9152  (800) 858-1840  www.okpromise.org  okpromise@osrhe.edu

Oklahoma’s Promise offers qualified Oklahoma students the opportunity to earn a scholarship for college tuition.

Applications are now underway for the Oklahoma Promise Scholarship (OKL), which is available to students whose parental income from tax and nontaxable sources is $55,000 or less at the time the student applies for the program.

The program is also administered by the Oklahoma  State Regents for Higher Education.

However, students must apply during the 8th, 9th, or 10th grade (homeschool students must be 10, 13, or 14 years old). You will earn at least a 15 cumulative GPA for all coursework completed in ninth through twelfth grades, including a 2.50 GPA in the 12-unit college preparatory core curriculum that must be completed in that time.

About the Oklahoma Scholarship

Oklahoma’s Promise (OKL) is a program established by the Oklahoma Legislature to help students pay their expenses. College education if your parents’ income from taxed and untaxed sources is $55,000 or less at the time the student applies for the program. Students must apply during their 8th, 9th, or 10th-grade year (homeschool students must be age 13, 14, or 15).

The Oklahoma Promise is also subject to a second income limit and must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Information from the FAFSA will be used to determine if the student’s parent’s federal adjusted gross income (AGI) exceeds $100,000 at the time the student begins post-secondary education (the income limit will apply to the student’s income if the student is officially determined to be economically independent of his or her parents).

Beginning in 2022, the second income limit will apply EVERY year to ALL OK Promise students enrolled in post-secondary education (college), not just freshmen.

For any year in which 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 in which the student does not receive the award because her income exceeds the income limit will count toward the five-year period of scholarship eligibility.

Level/field of study

The Oklahoma Promise Scholarship is available to students who are in 8th, 9th, or 10th grade.

Host Nationality

Oklahoma Scholarship  2022 is housed in the Oklahoma Legislature and will be held in the United States.

You can check out other scholarships in the United States.

Eligible Nationality

Oklahoma scholarships are only available to international students who are citizens or residents of Oklahoma (OKL) in the United States. Other International Scholarships are available for international students who wish to study abroad in any country.

Scholarship Voucher

The Promise of Oklahoma Scholarship pays for college tuition. Oklahoma students who qualify for this program can also get covered tuition at an Oklahoma public two-year or four-year university or a portion of covered tuition at an accredited private college or university. The program also provides partial tuition for certain programs in Oklahoma public schools.

How You Can Be Eligible for the Oklahoma Promise Scholarship

To be eligible to apply for the OkL-Oklahoma Promise Scholarship, applicants must meet the following requirements;

  • Must be an Oklahoma resident.
  • Must enroll in 8th, 9th, or 10th grade.
  • Parents’ federal adjusted gross income must not exceed $55K per year.

How to Apply for the Oklahoma Promise Scholarship 2022

1. To comply with the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and to submit an online application, the student must be at least 13 years of age.

2. Since all correspondence is sent via email, you must have an email address to create a user account and apply for the Oklahoma Promise. If you are a parent or guardian submitting applications for more than one child, you must create a  new user account using a different email address for the student. This is an application for a student. Please do not use the parent/guardian name on the account creation screen.

3. Read and agree to the program requirements on screen 1 of the online application.

4. Read and agree to the program requirements on screen 1 of the online application.

5. Read and agree to the program requirements on screen 1 of the online application.

6. The student and parent/guardian will electronically sign the application submission page showing that each has read and understands the program requirements and that the family income information is correct.

7. Print and mail the Application Confirmation page plus income documentation to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education at the address below as soon as possible.

8. All correspondence addressed to the student will be sent by email to the addresses entered.

9. Please note that we do not have access to your username or password, so please write them down and keep them in a safe place. By applying to Oklahoma’s Promise, you are also creating an account on the OKcollegestart.org website. You will be able to access your OKcollegestart.org account with the same username and password.

  1. To comply with the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and to submit an online application, the student must be at least 13 years of age.
  2. Since all correspondence is sent via email, you must have an email address to create a user account and apply for the Oklahoma Promise. If you are a parent or guardian submitting applications for more than one child, you must create a  new user account using a different email address for the student.  This is an application for a student. Please do not use the parent/guardian name on the account creation screen.
  3. Please read and agree to the program requirements on screen 1 of the online application.
  4. Please read and agree to the program requirements on screen 1 of the online application.
  5. Please read and agree to the program requirements on screen 1 of the online application.
  6. The student and parent/guardian will electronically sign the application submission page showing that each has read and understands the program requirements and that the family income information is correct.
  7. Print and mail the Application Confirmation page plus income documentation to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education at the address below as soon as possible.
  8. All correspondence to the student will be sent via email to the addresses entered.
  9. Please note that we do not have access to your username or password, so please write them down and keep them in a safe place. By applying to Oklahoma’s Promise, you are also creating an account on the OKcollegestart.org website. You will be able to access your OKcollegestart.org account with the same username and password.

Oklahoma Promise Scholarship Application Deadline

Any 2022 application not submitted by the application deadline of June 30, 2022, will be removed from the system. Students who will be in the 8th, 9th, or 10th grade in 8-9 will need to start a new application when it becomes available.

Oklahoma Promise Scholarship FAQs

The amount Oklahoma’s Promise pays is different than what my college says I owe for tuition. Why?

Oklahoma’s Promise pays regular tuition at public institutions and a portion of tuition at private institutions. If you attend a public university and the amount shown on your bill is higher than the Oklahoma Promise tuition rate, the college most likely has combined tuition and fees on your bill. Oklahoma’s Promise does not cover fees. Sure, it’s best to talk to your financial aid or bursar’s office.

Do I have to fill out an application for federal financial aid (FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid) every year in college?

Yes, all OK Promise students enrolled in postsecondary education must complete the FAFSA. Information from the FAFSA will be used to determine if your parents’ federal adjusted gross income (AGI) exceeds $100,000 (or your income if you are officially determined to be financially independent of your parents).

For any year that earnings exceed $100,000, you will not be eligible to receive program benefits. Any year in which the student does not receive the award because her income exceeds the income limit will count toward the five-year period of scholarship eligibility.

As you know, Oklahoma’s Promise will only pay a portion of your total college costs, and you’ll need additional money to help pay for your education. The FAFSA is the best place to start.

How does the second income limit affect me now that I’ve started college?

Prior to receiving any program benefits in college, the student’s parent’s federal adjusted gross income (AGI) (or the student’s income if the student is officially determined to be financially independent of his or her parents) cannot exceed $100,000.

In 2018-19 and each year thereafter, Oklahoma’s Promise students will be required to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which will be used to determine if federal adjusted gross income exceeds $100,000. For any year in which income exceeds $100,000, the student will not be eligible to receive the benefit of the program.

Any year in which the student does not receive the award because her income exceeds the income limit will count toward the five-year period of scholarship eligibility.

What are the grade point average (GPA) and academic requirements needed to keep my award in college?

Oklahoma’s Promise students at the university must meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements established by the university to be eligible for federal financial aid. This requirement applies to all Oklahoma’s Promise students, regardless of whether or not they currently receive federal financial aid.

SAP requirements include minimum GPA standards and minimum standards for completion of courses in which the student enrolls.

Oklahoma’s Promise students must also meet any other “good academic standing” requirements established by the university in which they are enrolled.

Where is my money?

Oklahoma’s Promise award is paid to the institution on behalf of the student. In order for the institution to get an accurate amount of your Oklahoma Promise award, they must know the final number of hours you are enrolled during the semester.

They will bill the Oklahoma Promise office sometime after the first withdrawal/add period, which is typically about two weeks after the semester begins. Before they can determine your award, they need to know that you are an Oklahoma’s Promise student; if you haven’t told them, they may not know.

If your award does not appear in your account, check with the appropriate office on campus (probably financial aid or the treasurer) to make sure they know you are an Oklahoma’s Promise student.

Depending on institution policy, the Oklahoma Promise award may be applied as a credit to your account or you may be required to pay the amount in advance and be refunded when your Oklahoma Promise payment arrives. Check with your school about their account payment policies.

I am going to marry. Will I still be able to receive the promise of Oklahoma?

Marriage will not affect your eligibility for Oklahoma’s Promise. However, Oklahoma’s Promise office would appreciate information about any name or address changes so that we have your most current contact information on file.

Can I receive the Oklahoma Promise at more than one school during a semester?

Yes. You must contact the financial aid office at each institution to let them know you are an Oklahoma’s Promise student. Each institution will bill for the courses you are taking from their respective schools.

Please note that this only applies to the Oklahoma Promise and may not apply to other forms of financial aid. It is always important to visit the financial aid office of your “home” institution. In some cases, the home institution will handle all of your financial aid, including the Oklahoma Promise.

I’m not doing well in a couple of my courses this semester and I need to drop them. This will put me below full-time status. Am I going to lose the Promise of Oklahoma scholarship? Do I have to repay the Oklahoma Promise for tuition for dropped classes?

Oklahoma’s Promise encourages students to enroll full-time in order to graduate on time. However, it is not required. You can still receive your Oklahoma’s Promise scholarship if you are enrolled part-time (but your five-year period of scholarship eligibility will not be extended).

You should be very careful when dropping any course because this may cause you to not meet your institution’s Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards. If you do not meet SAP standards, you may lose your eligibility for the Oklahoma Promise award. You will not be required to repay the Oklahoma Promise for dropped classes.

In accordance with state legislation passed in 2022, OK Promise students graduating from high school in 2018 and thereafter may not receive total award payments for more than 129 semester credit hours during their five years of scholarship eligibility, unless your degree program requires more hours.

I had a very tough semester and my grades are not that good. What happens if my federal financial aid is suspended? Will I also lose my Promise of Oklahoma award?

Yes. If you lose your eligibility for federal financial aid, you will also lose your eligibility for the Promise of Oklahoma award. Oklahoma’s Promise students at the university must meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements established by the university to be eligible for federal financial aid.

This requirement applies to all Oklahoma’s Promise students, regardless of whether or not they currently receive federal financial aid. SAP requirements include minimum GPA standards and minimum standards for completion of courses in which the student enrolls.

In accordance with state legislation passed in 2022, OK Promise students graduating from high school in 2018 and thereafter may not receive total award payments for more than 129 semester credit hours during their five years of scholarship eligibility, unless your degree program requires more hours.

Can I lose the scholarship for reasons other than academics?

Yes. Any Oklahoma’s Promise student who is suspended from a university for more than one semester for behavioral reasons will lose the scholarship permanently.

In addition, beginning in 2018-19 and each year thereafter, Oklahoma’s Promise students will be required to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which will be used to determine if federal adjusted gross income exceeds $100,000.

For any year in which income exceeds $100,000, the student will not be eligible to receive the benefit of the program. Any year that the student does not receive the award because her income exceeds the income limit will count toward the five-year period of scholarship eligibility.


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