Information for Students: 2019-2020 Academic Year
Saddleback College promises to pay the first two years of college for eligible students. Registration fees and book costs are included!
Who can apply?
Saddleback College-area graduating high school seniors who successfully complete COUN 100 course with a “C” grade or better during the spring 2019 semester, and whose calculated Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is less than $20,000 annually (the calculated EFC is determined after all financial aid documentation has been submitted to the Financial Aid Office).
Eligible students must:
- Qualify as a California resident or be eligible by AB 540/Dream Act status
- Register for Saddleback College courses and identify Saddleback as “College of Record”
- Enroll in COUN 100 at a CUSD or SVUSD high school or COUN 100 online course during the spring 2019 semester
- Complete the 2019-20 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application by April 2, 2019
- Complete the Saddleback College Promise Application by April 2, 2019
- Submit all required financial aid documentation by May 2, 2019
- Enroll in 15 units or more for fall 2019 and spring 2020 to include enrollments in:
- Math and/or English each semester
- Tutoring (TU 300—Supervised Tutoring)
Requirements for Year 2 of the Promise Program (2020-2021 Academic Year)
- See a counselor once per semester (by October 2019 and by April 2020)
- Complete 2020-21 FAFSA or California Dream Act Application and submit all required financial aid documentation
- Complete 30 units by the end of the spring 2020 semester
- Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 by the end of the spring 2020 semester
- Be on track to achieve the math and English classes required for the student’s academic goal
Space is limited. Promise Program application deadline is April 2, 2019.