With Oklahoma’s Promise, that state legislature set up a unique program for eighth-, ninth- and 10th-grade students that will help pay for their college education if their parents’ income from taxed and untaxed sources is $50,000 or less at the time the student applies for the program. To qualify students are required to pass certain high school courses, keep up their grades and have a positive record of behavior, even outside of school. In short, the student promises to prepare academically for college and stay out of trouble, and in return, the state of Oklahoma promises to help pay the student’s college tuition. Under the program’s design, Oklahoma’s Promise will pay tuition at an Oklahoma public two-year college or four-year university. It will also cover at least a portion of tuition at an Oklahoma accredited private college or university or for courses offered at public technology centers that qualify for credit from an Oklahoma public two-year college.