Eligibility & Requirements

Meet the 2 ELIGIBLITY REQUIREMENTS and complete the 4 REQUIRED STEPS by August 30th

2 ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
1. First-time college student
2. California resident or AB540 eligible
4 REQUIRED STEPS
First, submit your college application to Grossmont College or Cuyamaca College (How-To Video).
1.  NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION (How-To Video)
2.  EDUCATION PLAN (How-To Video)
3.  FAFSA (How-To Video) or CA Dream Act Application (How-To Video)
4. Enroll FULL-TIME (at least 12 units)
(Students with disabilities may contact Disability Services at Cuyamaca College or Grossmont College regarding a potentially reduced course load)


HOW THE PROMISE PAYS TUITION & MANDATORY FEES:

Option 1: DO NOT PAY at the time of registration.
Tuition and mandatory fees will be paid for by the Promise, after the deadline, and once eligibility is verified.
> Although you will view a Payment Notification that says “Full balance due at the time of registration” and you will show an outstanding balance on your account, you do not need to pay at the time of registration.
> You will not be dropped for nonpayment and you can attend classes.

Option 2: PAY at the time of registration.
Tuition and mandatory fees will be automatically reimbursed, after the deadline, and once eligibility is verified.

*Note: If you are not eligible, you will receive a denial email and you will be responsible to pay your account balance at that time.


CONTINUED ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
1. Maintain FULL-TIME attendance, do not withdraw below 12 units, in current semester
2. Enroll FULL-TIME, at least 12 units, in subsequent semester
(Students with disabilities may contact Disability Services at Cuyamaca College or Grossmont College regarding a potentially reduced course load)


2nd YEAR ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
First Year:
1. Maintain FULL-TIME attendance, do not withdraw below 12 units, in the first year
2. CUMULATIVE 2.0 GPA at the end of the first year

Second Year by Fall Deadline:
3. Complete the FAFSA or CA DREAM ACT application for current academic year
4. Enroll FULL-TIME (at least 12 units)
(Students with disabilities may contact Disability Services at Cuyamaca College or Grossmont College regarding a potentially reduced course load)
Disclaimers

The Pledge

OUR Pledge

YOUR Pledge

Previously attended or current high school
Please enter your personal e-mail address and not your high school e-mail address
Please enter a valid 10 digit number without dashes
Please enter your full name.

Frequently Asked Questions

BENEFITS

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

PROCESS AND TIMELINE