GCCPromise Attend GCC for Free

Are you

  • A first time, degree-seeking, college student?

  • Enrolled at GCC in at least 12 units for fall semester?

  • A California resident?

  • FAFSA or CADAA applicant for 2018/19?

If you answered “yes” to all of these questions, congratulations, your first year at GCC is free!*


*The GCCPromise supports first-time, full-time non-CCPG (formerly the BOG waiver) eligible students who are California residents in their first year of college. Fall and spring semester mandatory enrollment fees will be waived for 12 units, per semester in the 2018/19 academic year. The GCCPromise program recognizes eligible, first-time college students based on full-time enrollment in a degree or certificate program. Dreamers are eligible for the opportunity.


Students seeking to access the GCCPromise must first apply to GCC as a degree-seeking student, enroll in at least 12 units for fall semester and intend to enroll in at least 12 units for spring semester, successfully complete their FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application (CADAA) application and maintain good academic standing by finishing all of their courses with at least a 2.0 grade point average. Funds are limited, and are awarded on a first come, first served basis.

Do you have a question about the GCCPromise? Let us know!
You can also visit us during the GCC Financial Aid Resource Hours.
About the GCCPromise
Thanks to funding in the 2018-19 California Budget Act, The California Community College Chancellor’s Office established the California College Promise Program to “increase the number of high school students enrolling ‘college-ready’ directly into the California Community Colleges, the number of students successfully completing a career education goal or transferring, and reducing and eliminating achievement gaps.”