GCC Promise

Introducing the GCCPromise!

The GCCPromise supports first-time, full-time non-CCPG eligible students who are California residents in their first year of college by paying the mandatory enrollment fees for the first 24 units of study during their fall (12 units) and spring (12 units) terms 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 by September 19, 2018, 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.”