A first time, degree-seeking, college student?
Enrolled at GCC in at least 12 units for fall semester?
A California resident?
If you answered “yes” to all of these questions, congratulations, your first year at GCC is free!*
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.
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.”