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    The Oregon Promise Grant is Back!

    The Oregon Promise Grant is now more accessible than ever for current and potential students of Mt. Hood Community College! Now in its fourth year of awarding, Oregon Promise is a state-funded grant that helps recent high school graduates and GED recipients pay for community college tuition. Students must meet all eligibility criteria and complete an application process.

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    Who is Eligible?

    You must meet all of the following criteria:

    • Complete an Oregon Promise Grant Application by the appropriate deadline
    • File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) or an Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA) application and list at least one Oregon community college
    • Be a recent Oregon high school graduate or GED test graduate
    • Have a 2.5 cumulative high school GPA or higher,or a GED score of 145 or higher on all GED tests
    • Attend an Oregon community college by your required start term, based on your graduation date
    • Be an Oregon resident for at least 12 months prior to college attendance. For dependent students, your parent(s) must also live in Oregon.
    • Must not have more than 90 college credits completed or attempted
    • Students may be subject to eligibility requirements based on their Expected Family Contribution (EFC). EFC eligibility requirements are subject to change based on available funding.
      • There is no EFC limit for Class of 2019 applicants, who will begin community college in 2019-20.
      • OSAC has not yet determined if there will be an EFC limit for students who will begin attending a community college in Fall 2020 (Class of 2020) or later. OSAC typically announces EFC limit information in early spring each year.

    Application Information

    2019-20 students:

    • The application period for 2019-20 students is closed.
    • Oregon Promise recipients for this year must be registered for at least 6 credits during fall, winter and spring terms.
    • First Year Experience: Complete the Online Orientation found on MyMHCC.

    2020-21 students:

    • The Oregon Promise application is currently open for students graduating between Oct. 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020.
    • Be sure to complete the Oregon Promise application and your 2020-21 FAFSA or ORSAA by your deadline!
    • Verify your GPA or GED test score as soon as you are able.
    • Register for at least 6 credits during fall, winter and spring terms.
    • First Year Experience: Complete the Online Orientation found on MyMHCC.

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