First Year Promise


First Year California Promise Program

First year financial aid applicants, who do not qualify for the California College Promise Grant (BOG fee waiver) but submitted a FAFSA or Cal Dream Application, may be eligible to get their fees covered if they meet the following criteria:

  • Application processed by 7/31/2019.
  • Plan to enroll full-time for both fall and spring
  • New/first time student
  • California resident or eligible for non-resident exemption.
  • Priority given to recent high school graduates.

Eligible students will be awarded the First Year California Promise Enrollment Grant after the semester census date.  The enrollment fee of $46 per unit will be covered up to a maximum of $690 (15 units) per semester. The enrollment status of full time for the term will be established at census. Enrollment changes after census will not affect the award.

This award is only for the first year of attendance and students must start in the fall semester.

The First Year California Promise Program is not need based -- anyone can apply. Priority will be given to recent, local high school graduates and students who register for classes early.  

How Can the First Year Promise Help Me?

  1. ​​Your first year enrollment fees will be covered, up to 15 units per semester. 

  2. Referrals to support services and programs to help you get off to a great start.

  3. Full-time enrollment allows you graduate or transfer quicker.

Steps To Apply

If you have questions about the program, please contact our Financial Aid Program Assistant. 

Phone: (408) 223-6791

​E-mail is the preferred contact method.

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