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Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise

The Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise provides two free years of tuition and payment of mandatory fees at Grossmont or Cuyamaca College for first-time students who are attending college full-time. Students with financial need are also eligible for a $250 grant their first semester.

With the Promise, students have access to college, even those who never thought higher education was possible. The Promise was made possible through the passage of Assembly Bill 19 and Assembly Bill 2, the California College Promise, with funding from the state of California. The Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise bolsters successful transitions between high school and college or careers by helping students gain the skills, knowledge, and expertise needed for their future success.

In order for a student to participate in the Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise, students meet the following requirements:

  • Be a first-time college student (which includes dual enrollment students)
  • Complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or CA Dream Act Application
  • Complete the college on-boarding process (Application, Orientation, Assessment, and Education Plan
  • Attend as a full-time student (at least 12 units per semester)
  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher to remain eligible 

For more information, please visit the Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise website and review the Frequently Asked Questions. Be sure to tell your friends and neighbors about the Promise!


Last Updated: 04/27/2020
  • Grossmont
  • Cuyamaca
A Member of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District