Priority Deadline for Oregon Promise is Just Weeks Away

3/14/2017 12:00:00 AM
KLAMATH FALLS – The priority deadline for young adults hoping to take advantage of Oregon Promise is just weeks away.
 
High school seniors, recent high school graduates and GED recipients who want priority acceptance into Oregon Promise must apply by April 1.

“Taking advantage of funding from Oregon Promise is a no-brainer for families that don’t have a lot of money to contribute to college,” said Jared Dill, outreach and recruitment coordinator for Klamath Community College. “Everyone should apply as soon as possible.”

Oregon Promise is a state grant that covers some or all of the tuition at an Oregon community college. Oregon Promise is for recent Oregon high school graduates and GED recipients who enroll in an Oregon community college within six months of graduation.

Students who wish to begin college in fall 2017 must graduate between March 1 and August 1, 2017, and must have a 2.5 grade point average or higher.

More than 160 Oregon Promise students joined Klamath Community College in fall 2016 as the school’s first Promise cohort.

Oregon Promise college students who wish to complete a second year of college using the grant must reapply.

For full-time students, awards range from $1,000 to $3,397 per year, depending on financial need and other state and federal grants that have been awarded. Annual tuition for a full-time student at KCC is $3,222.
For more information visit oregonstudentaid.gov/oregon-promise.aspx.

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