Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise

 

The Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise offers FREE tuition and mandatory fees to full-time college students, who are CA residents (or AB540 eligible), and complete the requirements below by the semester deadline. Fall and Spring semesters only.

Additional $150 Grant - disbursed to new students awarded the Promise in Spring. A one-time grant, in the first semester of their first year! Only for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Up to 2 YEARS of FREE tuition and mandatory fees! Students who continue to meet persistence requirements, can receive up to 4 semesters through the Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise!

 

No Application!


Just complete the four (4) requirements below, by the semester deadline.                  No income requirements. 

 

Deadline

Spring 2023:              February 13th

 

Eligibility

California residents (or AB540 eligible) who attend full-time.

The Promise is not just for recent high school graduates, there is no age limitation.                                              If not yet completed, please submit a college application to Grossmont College or Cuyamaca College.

Requirements

Complete the four (4) requirements below by the semester deadline.

Complete in WebAdvisor  (How-To Video)

     Click: Students

     Under Orientation/Assess/Advising section, on the bottom left

     Click Step Three - Online Orientation

Two (2) options to complete the Education Plan, online or in person.

1.  Complete in WebAdvisor (How-to Video)

     Click: Students

     Under Orientation/Assess/Advising section, on the bottom left

      Click Step Three - Online Advising

2.  Meet with a Counselor (Grossmont Counseling | Cuyamaca Counseling)

 

Complete a Financial Aid Application for the current academic year. Students do NOT need to qualify for Financial Aid to be eligible for The Promise but must complete a Financial Aid Form by the semester deadline.

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

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

College codes: Grossmont College 001208 / Cuyamaca College 014435

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

Financial Aid Assistance:

Review of the Financial Aid file is a two-step review process:

1. The Financial Aid application is submitted externally to the Department of Education. Please include the college codes: Grossmont College 001208 | Cuyamaca College 014435. The Department of Education will send emails of receipt and completion.

2. The Financial Aid application is routed to the college's Financial Aid Department if the college code for Grossmont College and/or Cuyamaca College is listed on the application. The Financial Aid Department will send emails of receipt and completion.

 

Students must be enrolled in at least 12 units* on the semester deadline to be awarded The Promise. *Students with disabilities may contact Disability Services at Grossmont College or Cuyamaca College regarding potentially receiving a unit accommodation for a reduced course load.

The registration date and the class schedule can be found in WebAdvisor.Students will receive an email with the date and time to register. How-To  Register Videos:  EnglishSpanishArabicFarsi 

PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL!

The Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise Team sends frequent emails, regarding eligibility requirements, persistence requirements, payment, and notification of acceptance or denial.

 

Payment

The Promise will pay or reimburse tuition and mandatory fees of awarded students, approximately four (4) weeks after the semester begins. Fall and Spring semesters only.

Please review the details below and note that full-time students, who are CA residents (or AB540 eligible) have the option to NOT pay for tuition and mandatory at the time of registration. They will not be dropped for nonpayment and can attend courses.

Students will be notified via email of the award determination, about four (4) weeks after the semester begins. Tuition and mandatory fees for awarded students will be paid at this time.

Student Payment at Registration

CA residents (or AB540 eligible) attending full-time, do NOT have to pay at registration. Students will not be dropped for non-payment.

MORE INFORMATION

Promise Pays After Registration

Tuition and mandatory fees are paid by the Promise, or automatically reimbursed, to awarded students about four (4) weeks after the semester begins.

MORE INFORMATION

 

Don't miss out on the Promise!

30JAN
Spring Semester Begins
­ 13FEB
Promise Deadline
­ 3MAR
Award Notification

 

Contact Us

We want to help!  Please review the contact information below for both Grossmont College and Cuyamaca College. If attending both colleges, either college can answer your questions.

To better serve you, please include your student ID# in your communications and if you are a new or returning Promise student. Please allow 24-48 hours for a response.

 

Grossmont Promise Team

Cuyamaca      Promise Team