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Legislature makes changes to Oregon Promise Grant

Senate Bill 1522, passed by the 2022 Legislature and pending signature by Gov. Kate Brown, makes changes to the Oregon Promise Grant process.

Starting with the Class of 2022, the GPA requirement has been lowered to a cumulative, unweighted 2.0.

The $50 per term co-pay has been removed from the award calculation.

The minimum award will increase from $1,000 to $2,000 for full-time, full-year students, and it will increase at the same rate as the maximum award each year.

The First-Year Experience will no longer be a requirement to renew the Oregon Promise Grant.

Students must meet all eligibility criteria to be awarded the grant. Awarding for the Class of 2022 will begin in the Spring. It has not yet been determined if there will be an EFC limit for the Class of 2022.

Interested Class of 2022 students must apply for Oregon Promise by June 1 at 5 p.m.

Learn more about Oregon Promise and eligibility at

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