Oklahoma Promise (OHLAP)

WHAT IS OKLAHOMA'S PROMISE?

Oklahoma’s Promise allows eighth-, ninth- or 10th-grade students from families with an income of $55,000 or less to earn a college tuition scholarship. Students must also meet academic and conduct requirements in high school.

Created in 1992 by the Legislature to help more Oklahoma families send their children to college, Oklahoma’s Promise was originally designated as the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program. The program is administered by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

To enroll in the Oklahoma's Promise program, the student must be:

  • an Oklahoma resident;
  • enrolled in the eighth, ninth or 10th grade in an Oklahoma high school (homeschool students must be age 13, 14 or 15); and
  • a student whose parents earn $55,000 or less per year.*

Special income provisions may apply to:

  • Children adopted from certain court-ordered custody and children in the custody of court-appointed legal guardians.
  • Families receiving Social Security disability and death benefits.

Additional documentation may be required. Contact the Oklahoma's Promise office for more information.

Applications must be:

  • completed during the school year in the student's eighth-, ninth- or 10th-grade year (for homeschool students, the application must be completed while the student is age 13, 14 or 15) and
  • witnessed by the student's parent(s), custodial parent(s) or legal guardian(s) who also agree to help the student comply with Oklahoma's Promise requirements.

*In addition, the federal adjusted gross income (AGI) of the student's parents (or the income of the student if the student is officially determined to be financially independent of their parents) may not exceed $100,000 at the time the student begins college and prior to receiving the scholarship. Beginning in the 2018-19 academic year, this income limit will be applied each year the student is enrolled in postsecondary education.

 

For more information:

 www.okpromise.org.