Local college students have until Friday, June 28, to sign up for tuition-free community college in the San Diego Community College District.
Enrollment in the two-year San Diego Promise program for tuition-free study at City, Mesa Or Miramar colleges is currently underway for the 2019-20 academic year.
More than 1,700 students from 198 California high schools have signed up for the program, which provides tuition and textbook grants for up to two years for first-time, full-time students. Recently, the district announced that fundraising for the San Diego Promise had exceeded $1 million in program support to date.
“The San Diego Promise offers much more than a financial guarantee,” said Lynn Neault, SDCCD vice chancellor of student services. “The program’s many wrap-around services result in San Diego Promise students faring better than their non-promise counterparts academically.”
Signing up for the San Diego Promise requires three steps: completing a fall 2019 admissions application for City, Mesa, or Miramar colleges; completing a 2019-20, online Free Application for Federal Student Aid or California Dream Act application; and completing a promise application. All first-time students are eligible to apply, regardless of financial status.
Students can apply at www.sdccd.edu/promise.