What is the Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise?add
The Promise is an opportunity that provides first-time students access to college, tuition-free. The Promise helps students become college and career ready and guides them through a successful education and career with seamless financial support.
What are the benefits of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise?add
The Promise covers enrollment (tuition) fees and mandatory fees (student health, representation, and Cuyamaca construction fee) at Grossmont and Cuyamaca Colleges! The colleges pledge to provide support and assistance throughout the required onboarding process, which includes application, college orientation, assessments, and a personalized education plan. In addition, help is available for assessments and applying for financial aid.
What exactly is covered under the Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise?add
The program covers tuition (enrollment fees) of $46 per unit and mandatory student health and representation fees. If the student is attending Cuyamaca College, the construction fees will also be covered. Books, supplies, parking permits, and other class fees are not included, although additional financial support may be available through financial aid for eligible students.
What are the requirements of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise?add
· Be a first-time college student
· Review and sign the Promise Pledge
· Complete and submit 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
Who is eligible to receive the Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise?add
First-time students, including students who earned college units while still in high school; and those who are California Residents or AB540 eligible.
Do I need to apply for the Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise?add
Yes, students will need to complete and sign the Promise Pledge electronically. You can submit the Promise pledge electronically online OR download the Promise Pledge and drop off the completed pledge to either Grossmont or Cuyamaca College Admissions and Records Department.
Is there a deadline for students to apply for the Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise?add
Yes, please check MyCollegePromise.net website for deadlines, announcements and program updates.
I’ve been taking college classes while in high school. Am I still considered a first-time student?add
YES! Great job getting a head start on your college education.
Can a student begin in spring and receive the Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise?add
Yes, though we highly recommend students start in the fall immediately after high school graduation. Studies show high school graduates who enter college immediately are far more likely to complete their education. If you choose to enroll only for the spring, the Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise will only cover the tuition for the spring semester.
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
Are students with disabilities required to take 12 units?add
Students with disabilities must be in 12 units to be considered full-time to be eligible for the Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise. Students should meet with a Disabled Students Programs and Services counselor (at Cuyamaca College) or Accessibility Resource Center counselor (at Grossmont College) to determine what other assistance or support can be provided.
PROCESS AND TIMELINE
How and when will I know that I’m eligible to receive the Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise?add
Students will be sent an email confirmation by the end of September (for fall) and beginning of March (for spring) informing of their eligibility and next steps.
I just registered for my courses, Why do I see a balance due for enrollment fees (tuition)?add
You see a balance because you have registered for courses and invoices are sent immediately upon registration. At this time, your eligibility for the Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise has not yet been determined. Eligibility will be determined in September for the fall semester and March for the spring semester.
I just registered for my courses, Do I have to pay the bill?add
For your bill, there are two options:
1. Pay your bill in full or schedule a payment plan.
• If you are eligible for the Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise, your fees will be refunded to you later in the semester after you receive the email confirmation of your eligibility. If you scheduled a payment plan, please note the $25 establishment fee is non-refundable.
2. Don’t pay your bill now, courses will not be dropped for non-payment, and wait to find out if you are eligible for the Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise.
• If you are eligible, your enrollment fees will be paid. NOTE: You are still responsible for paying any other fees charged to your enrollment.
• If you are not eligible, you will be responsible for paying your entire remaining balance.
I did not pay my bill and I see there is a deadline date to pay for classes or they will be dropped. Do I need to pay my bill by that date so my classes won’t get dropped for non-payment?add
As a potential Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise student, you do not have to pay your bill by the drop for non-payment deadline. Your classes will not be dropped due to non-payment.
Where can I find out more information about the Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise?add