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 2019/20?

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 winter/spring semester tuition will be waived for 12 or more units, per semester in the 2019/20 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 winter/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.”