The Oregon Promise is your Bridge from High School to College


Klamath Community College welcomed our first cohort of more than 160 Oregon Promise students in the fall of 2016 and we are ready to help you embark on the same educational journey that will result in a rewarding and fulfilling career.
 
We hired new staff, trained faculty and created our unique First Year Experience program to give our new Oregon Promise students the best possible start on their path to success at KCC.

 

What is Oregon Promise?

Oregon Promise 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. For full-time students, awards range from $1,000 to $3,397 per year, depending on your financial need and other state and federal grants you have been awarded. The cost of tuition for a full-time student at KCC annually is $3,222.  The college will automatically deduct a $50 co-pay from the award each term.
 
If you have questions about your potential Oregon Promise award amount please contact the Oregon Office of Student Access and Completion at 1-800-452-8807.
 

What are the Oregon Promise requirements?

 
  • Complete an Oregon Promise Grant Application.
  • Be a recent Oregon high school graduate or GED recipient.
  • Document a 2.5 or higher cumulative high school GPA, or a GED score of 145 or higher on each test.
  • Enroll at least half-time at an Oregon community college within six months of high school graduation or GED completion.
  • Be an Oregon resident for at least 12 months prior to enrolling in community college.
  • Have filed a FAFSA or ORSAA application and listed at least one Oregon community college.
  • The Oregon Promise has rolling deadlines this year. Please visit the Oregon Promise website to determine your deadline.
 
To find out more information and to fill out an Oregon Promise Grant Application visit oregonpromise.org. The FAFSA can be completed at fafsa.ed.gov and a parent should be present so they can supply tax information. The ORSAA is designed for undocumented immigrant students and can be completed at http://oregonstudentaid.gov/PublicTools/FinancialAid/PreFilter

Click here for a link to ORSAA tips.
 

First Year Experience

 
The First Year Experience program at KCC is designed to give Oregon Promise students a jump-start into their college career. FYE includes an introductory college success course that begins before fall term, educational and fun trips to various locations in our region such as Southern Oregon University football games and informational and entertaining activities on campus, such as movie nights.

Click here to see our events
 

Returning Oregon Promise Students

 

Registering for your second year in the Oregon Promise is easy! All you have to do is fill out your FAFSA for next school year, accept all state and federal grants offered to you and list KCC as the school you will be attending. The federal government will then send your FAFSA to the State of Oregon which will then process the second year of your Oregon Promise grant.
 

Local Help

 
Have you been reading about the Oregon Promise and are you still a little confused? Contact KCC’s Outreach and Recruitment Coordinator Jared Dill at 541-880-2386 or by email at KCCOrPromise@klamathcc.edu.