What is the Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise?add
The Promise is an opportunity for first-time students who are CA residents attending full-time to attend college tuition-free for their first-year. The Promise helps students become career and transfer ready, providing seamless guidance and financial support through the completion of their academic and career development goals.
What are the benefits of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise?add
The Promise covers the first-year of tuition and mandatory student fees at Grossmont and Cuyamaca College. The colleges will provide support and assistance throughout the required onboarding process, which includes the college application, student orientation, assessments, and an education plan. In addition, help is available when applying for financial aid. By taking advantage of all the services and support available at Grossmont and Cuyamaca Colleges, you are provided an environment in which to thrive.Student Services - Cuyamaca CollegeStudent Services - Grossmont Colleges
What is covered under the Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise?add
The Promise program covers tuition and mandatory student fees.
* $46 per Unit of First-Year Enrollment Fees
* $20 State-mandated Health Fee (Summer $17)
* $1 Student Representation Fee
* $5 Student Center Construction Fee (Cuyamaca College)
What does the Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise NOT pay for?add
Students are responsible for paying books, supplies, parking permits, and any course fees. Additional financial support may be available through financial aid for eligible students.
What are the requirements of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise?add
First-time college students, including students who earned college units while still in high school; and those who are California Residents or AB 540 are eligible upon completing the following requirements:
· Sign and submit the Promise Pledge electronically or download the form
· Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid FAFSA or California Dream Act application
· Complete the college onboarding process at Grossmont or Cuyamaca College:
> College application
> Student online orientation
> Education Plan
· Enroll and attend as a full-time (at least 12 units)
· Maintain a 2.0 college grade point average or higher and continue full-time status to remain eligible for spring semester
What is the deadline to apply for the Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise?add
Can I begin spring semester and receive the Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise?add
Yes, students meeting the Promise eligibility requirements will have tuition and mandatory fees covered only for spring semester (including winter intercession).
Does the Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise cover summer classes?add
Yes, first-time college students enrolling in 12 units during the summer session, prior to starting fall, will be reimbursed tuition and mandatory student fees upon meeting Promise eligibility requirements.
Does the Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise include winter intercession?add
Yes, Promise scholars who have met the eligibility requirements in fall qualify to have their intercession tuition and mandatory fees paid as long as a 2.0 or higher grade point average is maintained.
Do I need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act application to be eligible for the Promise?add
If I received the Promise in fall, what do I have to do to be eligible for spring?add
Students must attain a 2.0 GPA or higher and maintain full-time status in fall to remain eligible for tuition and mandatory student fees to be covered in spring.
PROCESS AND TIMELINE
When will I be notified if I’m eligible to receive the Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise?add
Students will be sent an email notification regarding their eligibility determination six (6) weeks after the semester begins. During the review process, you will NOT be dropped for non-payment.
When will I be awarded the Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise?add
Students who are eligible will have tuition (enrollment) and mandatory fees applied automatically to their accounts based on the following options:
* Paid, pending refund: Credit/debit cards will be refunded during the monthly automatic reimbursement process, all other payment reimbursements need to be set up through Bank Mobile
* Not paid, pending payment: Tuition and mandatory fees will be automatically applied on the account.
Check your account in WebAdvisor for any remaining balances not covered by the program.Bank Mobile
Where can I find out more information about the Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise?add
If you have more questions, please contact the Promise team at 619-644-7033 or firstname.lastname@example.org.