Promise Pledge

Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise

As a first-time college student, you'll need to take these steps to receive the Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise:
- Complete the Promise Pledge
- Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid FAFSA or California Dream Act application
- Complete the college onboarding process at Grossmont or Cuyamaca College: Application, Orientation, Assessment, & Education Plan
- Attend as a full-time student at Grossmont or Cuyamaca College (At least 12 credit units per semester)
- Maintain a 2.0 college grade point average or higher to remain eligible for spring semester

OUR Pledge

Grossmont & Cuyamaca Colleges pledge to ...
  1. SUPPORT you in understanding and navigating your college and career journey
  2. PROVIDE FREE TUITION for your first academic year of college
  3. ASSIST you in preparing for college and career training:
    • College and financial aid applications
    • Orientation, education plans, and choosing classes
    • Clear pathways to jobs and university transfer, as well as career advancement
  4. COMMIT to help you succeed in meeting your goals

YOUR Pledge

I pledge to ...
  1. TAKE CHARGE of my future with the college’s help
  2. ATTEND Grossmont or Cuyamaca College full-time (at least 12 college units per semester)
  3. GET READY to attend college and do the following:
    • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act application
    • Complete the college onboarding process:
      • Application
      • Assessment
      • Orientation
      • Education Plan
  4. COMMIT to my college success:
    • Maintain a 2.0 grade point average or higher to remain eligible
    • Actively participate in college events
    • Make steady progress on my education plan
    • Ask for the help I need to fulfill my goals

I pledge to be successful to the best of my abilities and understand the expectations of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise. I will ultimately earn and complete an associate degree, workforce certificate, and/or meet university transfer requirements. I will seek help from the college when I need support with my college and career pathway. By providing my contact information, I authorize Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District representatives to contact me using the information I have provided by any means of communications as I marked in my preferred contact.

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Eligibility & Requirements

WE WILL OFFER A FREE* YEAR OF COLLEGE FOR STUDENTS WHO...

Be a first-time college student (includes dual enrollment or concurrent high school students)
Complete the Promise Pledge
Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid FAFSA or California Dream Act application
Complete the college onboarding process at Grossmont or Cuyamaca College: Application, Orientation, Assessment, and Education Plan
Attend as a full-time student at Grossmont or Cuyamaca College (At least 12 credit units per semester)
Maintain a 2.0 college GPA or higher to remain eligible for spring semester
Disclaimer(s)
*For first-year tuition only. Additional support for qualifying students.

Frequently Asked Questions