Apply for Oklahoma Promise Scholarship 2019-2020

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Oklahoma’s Promise offers qualified Oklahoma students an opportunity to earn a scholarship for college tuition. Applications are now ongoing for the Oklahoma promise scholarship (OKL) which is available to students whose parents income from taxed and untaxed sources are $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 their eighth-, ninth- or 10th-grade year (homeschool students must be age 13, 14 or 15). You will earn at least a 2.50 cumulative GPA for all coursework attempted from grades nine through 12, including a 2.50 GPA in the required 17-unit college-prep core curriculum to be completed in that time.

 

About Oklahoma’s Scholarship

Oklahoma’s Promise (OKL) is a program set up by the Oklahoma Legislature to assist students to pay for their college education if their 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 eighth-, ninth- or 10th-grade year (homeschool students must be age 13, 14 or 15).

Oklahoma’s Promise is also a 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 post-secondary 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 2019, the second income limit will be applied EACH year to ALL OK Promise 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.

Level/Field of Study

The Oklahoma Promise scholarship is available to students who are in their eighth-, ninth- or 10th-grade year.

 

Host Nationality

Oklahoma’s Scholarship 2019 is been hosted by Oklahoma Legislature and will be taken in the United States. You can check other scholarships in the United States.

Eligible Nationality

Oklahoma Scholarships is only available to international students who are citizens or residents of Oklahoma (OKL) in the United State. Other International Scholarships are for available for International students wishing to study abroad in any country. You can also check our scholarship by country category for more scholarship updates.

Scholarship Worth

Oklahoma’s Promise scholarship pays the college tuition. Oklahoma students who qualify for this program can also get tuition covered at an Oklahoma public two-year college or four-year university or a portion of tuition covered at an accredited private college or university. The program also provides partial tuition for certain programs at Oklahoma public technology centers.

 

How you can be Eligible for Oklahoma Promise Scholarship

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

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

How to Apply for Oklahoma’s Promise Scholarship 2019-2020

Time needed: 25 minutes.

  1. To comply with the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and in order to submit an online application, the student must be at least 13 years of age.
  2. Since all correspondence is sent by email, you must have an e-mail address to create a user account and apply for Oklahoma’s 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 e-mail address for the student. This is an application for a student. Please do not use the parent/guardian’s name in 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 the parents/guardians will electronically sign the Application Submittal page showing that each has read and understands the requirements of the program and that the family income information is correct.
  7. Print and mail the Application Confirmation page plus the income documentation to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education at the address listed below as soon as possible.
  8. All correspondence 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 write them down and store them in a safe place. When applying to Oklahoma’s Promise, you are also creating an account with the OKcollegestart.org website. You will be able to access your OKcollegestart.org account with the same username and password.

Application Deadline for Okhaloma’s Promise Scholarship

Any 2019-2020 application not submitted by the application deadline of June 30, 2020, will be removed from the system. Students who will be in the 8th, 9th or 10th grade in 2020-2021 will have to start a new application when it is available.

Oklahoma’s Promise Scholarship FAQ

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

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

Am I required to complete an application for federal financial aid (FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid) each year in college?

Yes. Beginning in 2018-19, all OK Promise students enrolled in postsecondary education must complete the FAFSA. The information from the FAFSA will be used to determine whether or not your parent’s 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 the income exceeds $100,000, you will not be eligible to receive the program benefits. 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. As you know, Oklahoma’s Promise will only pay for a portion of your total college costs, and you will 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 already started college?

Beginning in 2018-19, prior to receiving any program benefit in college, 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. 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 whether the federal adjusted gross income exceeds $100,000. For any year that the income exceeds $100,000, the student will not be eligible to receive the program 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.

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

Oklahoma’s Promise students in college must meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements set by the college to be eligible to receive federal financial aid. This requirement applies to all Oklahoma’s Promise students, whether or not they are currently receiving federal financial aid. The SAP requirements include minimum GPA standards and minimum standards for completing courses in which the student enrolls.
Oklahoma’s Promise students must also meet any other requirements for “good academic standing” established by the college in which they are enrolled.

Where is my money?

The Oklahoma’s Promise award is paid to the institution on behalf of the student. In order for the institution to get an accurate amount for your Oklahoma’s Promise award, they must know the final number of hours you are enrolled in for the semester. They will bill the Oklahoma’s Promise office sometime after the first drop/add period, which is usually about two weeks after the semester begins. Before they can determine your award, they must know that you are an Oklahoma’s Promise student; if you have not told them, they may not know. If your award is not showing up on your account, please check with the appropriate office on campus (probably financial aid or the bursar) to make sure they know you are an Oklahoma’s Promise student. Depending on the policy of the institution, the Oklahoma’s Promise award may be applied as a credit to your account or you may be required to pay the amount up front and be reimbursed when the Oklahoma’s Promise payment arrives. Check with your school about their account payment policies.

I’m getting married. Will I still be able to receive Oklahoma’s Promise?

Marriage will not affect your eligibility for Oklahoma’s Promise. However, the 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 Oklahoma’s Promise at more than one school during a semester?

Yes. You should 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 school. Please keep in mind that this only applies to Oklahoma’s Promise and may not apply to other forms of financial aid. It is always important to visit with the financial aid office of your “home” institution. In some cases, the home institution will handle all of your financial aid including Oklahoma’s Promise.

I am 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 Oklahoma’s Promise scholarship? Do I have to reimburse Oklahoma’s Promise for the tuition of the dropped class(es)?

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 must be very careful about dropping any courses because this may cause you not to meet your institution’s Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards. If you fail to meet the SAP standards, you can lose your eligibility for the Oklahoma’s Promise award. You will not be required to reimburse Oklahoma’s Promise for the dropped classes.
In accordance with state legislation passed in 2017, OK Promise students graduating 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 their degree program requires more hours.

I had a really rough semester, and my grades are not so great. What if my federal financial aid is suspended? Will I also lose my Oklahoma’s Promise award?

Yes. If you lose your eligibility for federal financial aid, you will also lose your eligibility for the Oklahoma’s Promise award. Oklahoma’s Promise students in college must meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements set by the college to be eligible to receive federal financial aid. This requirement applies to all Oklahoma’s Promise students, whether or not they are currently receiving federal financial aid. The SAP requirements include minimum GPA standards and minimum standards for completing courses in which the student enrolls.
In accordance with state legislation passed in 2017, OK Promise students graduating 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 their degree program requires more hours.

Can I lose the scholarship for reasons other than academic?

Yes. Any Oklahoma’s Promise student who is suspended from a college for more than one semester for conduct reasons will lose the scholarship permanently.
Also, 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 whether the federal adjusted gross income exceeds $100,000. For any year that the income exceeds $100,000, the student will not be eligible to receive the program 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.

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