Oklahoma’s Promise changes for 2022-23

I bring you great news of positive changes in Oklahoma’s Promise beginning July 1, 2022. Senate Bill 1673 signed into law by Governor Stitt last week increases the number of students who will benefit by completing an Oklahoma’s Promise application. The new law states that families with two or fewer dependent children in the family are eligible for Oklahoma’s Promise if parental income doesn’t exceed $60,000 annually. If a family has three of four dependent children, the income limit for qualifying for Oklahoma’s Promise will be raised to $70,000. For families with five or more dependent children, the income limit will be $80,000 annually. We anticipate that students will increase to about 25-30% from previous years who will now be eligible for Oklahoma’s Promise.

As a reminder, Oklahoma’s Promise Scholarship award will pay 100% tuition at any Oklahoma College or University. The scholarship pays a portion of tuition for students attending a private college/university, and a sizable amount for students at the Oklahoma Career and Technology Center. Students may sign up for the scholarship in grades 8, 9, 10, or 11. Students have three years after high school to begin using the award and students have five years to complete up to a bachelor’s degree. Please visit with your GEAR UP coordinator for application documents or other questions you may have.

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