Student Numbers In Oklahoma Promise Scholarship Program Declines

Oct 18, 2013

Oklahoma officials say the number of students enrolling in the Oklahoma Promise scholarship program continues to decline.

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The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education expect 18,300 students to enroll in the program during the 2014-2015 school year. According to The Oklahoman, that's a 5.2 decrease from the current year's enrollment.

Officials say the decline is caused by a shrinking number of students who meet the income requirements. Under the current system, students in the eighth, ninth and 10th grade must show that their parents earn $50,000 or less annually to qualify.

The program requires students to take certain high school courses to be eligible. The scholarship covers the tuition at public two-year and four-year schools in Oklahoma or a portion of tuition at private colleges and universities in Oklahoma.


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