Other Financial Aid

Oklahoma’s Promise offers qualified Oklahoma students an opportunity to earn a scholarship for college tuition.

Which Courses Qualify for Oklahoma’s Promise?
Please continue to be very careful about the courses intended to count for Oklahoma’s Promise, college admission and the college preparatory/work-ready curriculum. The allowable courses are very specific as described in the curriculum. For more details, please visit www.okpromise.org, click on the FAQ in the Quick Links at the bottom of the homepage and then click on Courses to Take. Students taking high school career tech courses intended to count toward the OKPromise curriculum requirements must have the courses (not the program title) listed on the transcript.

In evaluating the 2021 Oklahoma’s Promise seniors’ transcripts and program verification curriculum worksheets, we found a few errors described below:

  • SCIENCE courses! Students must be completing the college prep-work ready diploma requirements to meet OKPromise curriculum. Some courses for the core diploma do not count for OKPromise.
  • Financial Literacy, Intermediate Algebra, Math of Finance and Yearbook courses do not count toward the Oklahoma’s Promise curriculum.


For more information on the unique policies for students in these situations, contact the Oklahoma’s Promise office.

Oklahoma's Promise Contact Information

Oklahoma’s Promise
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
PO Box 108850
Oklahoma City, OK 73101-8850
OKPromise website: www.okpromise.org
E-mail: okpromise@osrhe.edu
1-800-858-1840 (information hotline)
(405) 225-9152 (Oklahoma City local calling area)
FAX: (405) 225-9392

Important Changes Beginning in 2021-22

  • 11th grade students can now apply!
  • $60,000 – The application income limit has increased!
  • “Additional Course” Requirement – More courses may now be used to satisfy the 1-unit “Additional Course” requirement, including psychology, sociology or any concurrent liberal arts and science course at a State System college or university. [Psychology and sociology do not count toward the 3 required units of History and Citizenship Skills.]
  • December 31 Incomplete Application Deadline – Due to a change in the administrative rules, the new deadline for a student to finalize an incomplete application is December 31 of the student’s senior year. If the student graduates early, the application must be completed before the student’s graduation.

Native American Tribal Assistance

Many of the recognized civilized tribes offer assistance to students of Native American descent, providing that the student has verification of descent. To be eligible for assistance, the student must first complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Once the application is completed, the student must then contact their local tribal agency to receive further assistance.

GI Bill

VA education benefits can help you pay your tuition, pick out a school, choose a career, and more. If you’re an active-duty service member or Veteran, a member of the National Guard or Reserves, or a qualified survivor or dependent, find out if you can get VA education benefits through the GI Bill.

More information may be found here or by contacting the CASC Veteran’s Affairs Coordinator, Dee Ann Dickerson at (918) 647-1307 or ddickerson@carlalbert.edu.

“GI BILL® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by the VA is available at the official U.S. government website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

National Guard State Tuition Waiver Program

The National Guard State Tuition Waiver Program (STW) entitles eligible members of the Oklahoma Army and Air National Guard who are attending two or four year accredited institutions of higher learning within the State of Oklahoma to the following benefit. This benefit will waive the resident tuition of satisfactory participating Oklahoma National Guard members who are Oklahoma residents. The resident tuition waiver can waive up to eighteen (18) credit hours per semester per institution. The recipient must be pursuing an associate’s or bachelor’s degree and be enrolled in a minimum of three (3) hours to receive the waiver.

Eligibility Guidelines:

  • All members of the Oklahoma Army National Guard (does not include the Inactive National Guard).
  • Soldier becomes eligible for the State Tuition Waiver program upon date of enlistment and has a high school diploma/GED.
  • In order to be eligible to receive the State Tuition Waiver the Soldier must have sufficient time remaining on their service contract to complete the semester.
  • Soldier must be an Oklahoma resident, as determined by the college or university in which enrolled. Soldier should be aware that these requirements vary with each institution and the Oklahoma Army National Guard can not waive these requirements.
  • Eligible Soldiers can not currently hold a baccalaureate or graduate degree. (This program is for pursing up to the first bachelor degree only).
  • As long as a Soldier is pursuing an associate or baccalaureate degree from any accredited institution, the hours taken will be waived, only if the hours taken will count toward that pursued degree. Total number of hours per semester, per institution, which will be waived will not exceed eighteen (18) hours. (Must enroll in a minimum of three (3) semester hours.
  • In order to benefit from this program the Soldier must meet the admission and retention standards of the college or university in which they are enrolled. They must also make satisfactory progress toward the completion of a degree.
  • If the Soldier drops course(s) past the drop/add date, established by the institution, then the Soldier becomes responsible for the tuition, the institution will not waive the tuition for dropped course(s) and the Soldier will be charged.
  • If the Soldier drops below a 2.0 cumulative GPA the Soldier will not be eligible for the State Tuition Waiver Program until they maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA.

For more information, contact the Oklahoma National Guard at (800)362-4534 or visit their web site.

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