Grossmont- Cuyamaca College Promise Eligibility

 

There is no age limitation or income requirement! 

New Student Eligibility

 California resident (or AB-540 eligible)

All CA residents students (or AB540 eligible) enrolled full-time are eligible to complete the four (4) Promise requirements by the semester deadline, to receive FREE tuition and mandatory fees.

 

 

California resident (or AB-540 eligible)

Full-time students who are CA residents (or AB540 eligible) are eligible to complete the below requirements by the semester deadline to receive FREE tuition and mandatory fees. 

  1. Orientation
  2. Education Plan
  3. Full-time (12 units*) *Disability students may qualify for a unit accommodation for a reduced course load of 6 units.
  4. Financial Aid Application

          FAFSA (U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens) How-to Video or

          CA Dream Act (Eligible undocumented students)  How-to Video

SUBMIT EARLY! Please allow at least 3-4 weeks for the documents to be submitted, for Financial Aid Form to be processed.

First-time Students at Grossmont College have an additional resource of the Via Rápida First-Year Experience (FYE) program

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Via Rápida First-Year Experience (FYE) program is a student support program that helps guide first-time college students throughout their first year at Grossmont College by providing numerous benefits and services. FYE students will receive benefits such as priority registration, peer mentoring, exclusive counseling access, and a summer welcome session known as Griffin Experience. All first-time college students who submit a FAFSA or the Dream Act (or are intending to) are welcome to apply! Visit the FYE Website for more information and email your questions to Grossmont.ViaRapida@gcccd.edu. The application links are below:

Application: Via Rápida FYE Application | Aplicación del Programa Via Rápida FYE

After meeting the first semester Promise requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment to persist to the next semester (not withdrawal below 12 units*). *Students with an approved unit accommodation for a reduced course load must complete at least 6 units.

Full-time Promise students in the Spring with at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA, are eligible to persist for review of the 2nd Year requirements.

Students are encouraged to check their email. The Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise Team Sends frequent emails, regarding eligibility requirements, persistence requirements, payment, and notification of acceptance or denial.

Enroll and complete 12 units each semester (6 units with an approved unit accommodation for a reduced course load). Full time enrollment (12 units*) is required to remain eligible for the Promise. *Students with disabilities may contact disability services at Grossmont or Cuyamaca College regarding potentially receiving a unit accommodation for a reduced course load.

Students who withdrawal below 12 units will no longer be eligible for the Promise. They do NOT have to pay costs back.

Students who maintained full-time enrollment and a cumulative 2.0 GPA must complete the requirements below, by the semester deadline, to be awarded the Promise in the Fall semester of the 2nd year.

  1. Enroll in 12 units*  *Students with disabilities may contact disability services at Grossmont or Cuyamaca College regarding potentially receiving a unit accommodation for a reduced course load.
  2. Complete a NEW Financial Aid Application 

FAFSA  (U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens) | How-To Video or

CA Dream Act (Eligible undocumented students) | How-To Video

SUBMIT EARLY! Please allow at least 3-4 weeks for the documents to be submitted, for Financial Aid Form to be processed.