08 May 2007

Earn Free College Tuition!

I don't know if anyone will read this, but it is such a great program, I wanted to mention it here. It is called OHLAP (Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program). Eighth, Ninth and Tenth grade students (in Oklahoma), whose annual family income is $50,000 or less can earn free college tuition!

To enroll in the program, kids must:

  • Be an Oklahoma resident,

  • Apply during 8th-, 9th- or 10th-grade year, and

  • Be the child of parents who earn $50,000 or less per year at the time of application.


  • Graduate from an Oklahoma High School,

  • Take 17 units of high school courses and acheive at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA in those courses,

  • Achieve a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.5 for all courses in grades 9-12,

  • Attend school regularly,

  • Do your homework,

  • Stay away from drugs and alcohol,

  • Don't commit criminal or delinquent acts,

  • Provide information when requested,

  • Meet with a school official to go over your school work and records on a regular basis,

  • Apply for other financial aid during your senior year of high school, and

  • Take part in Oklahoma's Promise - OHLAP activities that will prepare you for college.

After you've completed the program's requirements, Oklahoma's Promise - OHLAP will help pay your tuition at an Oklahoma public two-year college or four-year university. It will also cover a portion of tuition at an accredited private college or university or for courses offered at a public technology center that qualify for credit from a public tw0-year college.

Parents must supply prove of income, sign the agreement and promise to help you successfully reach the goals of the program.

If you don't qualify for this program, see your counselor for information on additional scholarships, grants and student loans, or visit Oklahoma higher education's website.

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