Oregon Promise Information

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The Oregon Promise Grant is  is a state grant that helps to cover tuition costs at any Oregon community college for recent high school graduates and GED® test graduates. Students must apply during their senior year or immediately after GED® test completion. This page is intended to provide you with information about who qualifies for funding and how to apply.

Additional questions should be directed to BMCC's Student Financial Aid Office at 541-278-5759 or FinancialAid@bluecc.edu.


HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS & GED® STUDENTS: You must apply for the Oregon Promise Grant, AND fill out and submit the FAFSA® or ORSAA  to be eligible for the Oregon Promise Grant. Please see deadlines on OSAC's website. You must also complete your First Year Experience.


Apply for Oregon Promise 

FAFSA® Information | Apply for the FAFSA®

ORSAA Information | Apply for the ORSAA


First Year Experience

At BMCC, students can meet the first year experience by completing at least two of the following:

  1. Meeting with a Success Coach at the beginning of the academic year;
  2. Attending Welcome to the Pack in September;
  3. Meeting with their Faculty Advisor sometime during the year.

This information is gathered and sent to OSAC throughout the year. If students would like to know if they have met the requirement already, please have them contact the Financial Aid Office at 541-278-5759 or email FinancialAid@bluecc.edu


CURRENT OREGON PROMISE GRANT RECIPIENTS: In order to be considered for renewal of the Oregon Promise grant for the 2020-2021 year:

  • Complete your 2020-2021 FAFSA® or ORSAA by June 1, 2020
  • Complete your BMCC financial aid file after completing your 2020-2021 FAFSA® or ORSAA


Oregon Promise Renewal Requirement Waiver Request

Students must have been previously awarded an Oregon Promise Grant by OSAC to be considered waiver‐eligible. Waivers will not be processed for students who did not meet OSAC’s original award criteria by the appropriate deadline. This waiver request is to be used only in extreme circumstances such as a major accident, illness requiring hospitalization and follow‐up long‐term debilitating treatment/rehabilitation, or assisting an immediate family member who suffered a critical illness/injury or death. Victims of documented major natural disasters may be considered. The main reasons to waive a requirement are:

  • Student – Critical Illness/Injury

  • Immediate Family Member - Critical Illness/Injury/Death

  • Major Natural Disaster

  • Student did not meet Satisfactory Academic Progress for one or more terms (If the student was enrolled for at least 6 credits, but did not receive an OPG disbursement due to SAP issues.)

  • Other – Military Duty, etc.

Please contact BMCC's Financial Aid Office at 541-278-5759 or at FinancialAid@bluecc.edu if you believe you meet the above conditions for a Renewal Requirement Waiver.