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    What is Oregon Promise and who qualifies?

    Oregon Promise is a grant that was created by the Oregon Legislature in 2015. The purpose of the Oregon Promise Grant is to encourage Oregon residents to immediately continue their education by providing funding to attend community college in Oregon the year they graduate from high school or complete the GED.

    Application Information

    2016-17 students:

    • To be eligible for renewal, you must have remained eligible for the entire 2016-17 school year.
    • To renew your Oregon Promise grant simply file the 2017-18 FAFSA and complete all missing documents on MyMHCC beginning in April/May.

    2017-18 students:

    • Apply for Oregon Promise by April 1, 2017 for early notification (applications may be submitted through July 3, 2017.)
    • Verify your GPA by July 3, 2017.
    • File your FAFSA or ORSAA by July 14, 2017.
    • Register for at least 6 credits during fall, winter and spring terms.

    Events and information for new students

    • HD100 College Success: 1 credit transferrable course. Start off strong with a special course to increase your success at MHCC and beyond! ALL Oregon Promise students need to take an HD100 course during their first term, unless they’ve already earned credit for it in high school. HD100 is offered both pre-fall term and during the term in 5-week and 10-week formats.
    • Summer Bridge: Summer Bridge is a great way to get a head start on fall term. Lunch is included when you sign up for this unique 2-day orientation event. There will be two Summer Bridge opportunities in 2017: September 11-12 and September 14-15. Check your email this summer for more information.
    • New Student Welcome Day: Tuesday, September 19, 2017. New Student Welcome Day is your chance to get to know MHCC’s campus and the resources you need to be a successful student! Join us for campus tours, a Get Connected Fair, and/or a Q&A session. Plus: free lunch and the chance to win cool prizes!
    • HD208 Career and Life Planning: 3 credit transferrable course. Not sure what you want to do for a living after college or what college major you want to pursue? This is the class for you! Recommended for Oregon Promise students during their first year of college. (Pretty sure you know what you want to do but need more info or help choosing between two options? Try HD110, a 1-credit version of HD208.)
    • HD225 Transferring to a Four-Year College: 2 credit transferrable course. This course covers topics including university research, how to know if your classes will transfer, how to write application essays and requests letters of recommendation, putting together a university budget, ad more. HD225 is offered as an online class every winter and spring terms, and no textbook is required. Because of early university deadlines, it is recommended you take this course during your first year at MHCC.

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