Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The Promise pays the tuition and mandatory fees for eligible students in the Fall and Spring semesters. The Promise does not cover costs in the Summer semester.
The Promise does NOT pay for books, student benefit cards, course fees, material fees, parking permits, and any other costs.
No. Students who meet the below requirements by the semester deadline will be eligible for the Promise.
1. Be a CA resident of eligible AB540 not resident
2. Enroll in at least 12 units
No. Students must complete a Financial Aid Application for each award year, but do not have to qualify for Financial Aid to be eligible to receive the Promise.
Yes, students who apply to Grossmont and/or Cuyamaca College in the Spring can receive the Promise, if requirements are completed by the semester deadline.
Yes. Students must maintain full-time enrollment in each semester to remain eligible for the Promise. Students who drop below 12 units will no longer be eligible for the Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise.
No. Students must meet the 3 requirements and continue to enroll and complete 12 units.
To be eligible for the 2nd Year of the Promise, students must have at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA at the end of their first year, complete a new Financial Aid Application, and continue full-time.
Students will receive an email notification of eligibility 2 weeks after the semester deadline.
The Promise will pay or reimburse tuition and mandatory fees for eligible students 2 weeks after the semester deadline.
Yes. Students must have a cumulative 2.0 GPA at the end of their first year to persist to the second year of the Promise.
Yes. Units from both Grossmont and Cuyamaca College are combined to meet the 12-unit requirement.
Yes. Intersession units are included in the 12-unit requirement for the Spring.
All courses students are enrolled in at the semester deadline will be counted towards the full-time requirement. If a student is enrolled in less than 12 units at semester deadline they will be ineligible for the Promise.
The Promise continues to review enrollment after the semester deadline. Students who enroll in additional courses and reach 12 units will be notified of retroactive Promise eligibility via email. Tuition and mandatory fees will be reimbursed.
Yes! The Promise pays the tuition and mandatory fees for all course of eligible students.