Compare College Promise Programs

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Eligibility

First 2 Free Foothill College Promise De Anza Promise Mission Promise Scholarship West Valley College Community Grant and Viking Promise
College

Evergreen Valley College

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Foothill College

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De Anza College

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Mission College

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West Valley College

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Do I need to have low income or financial challenges to be eligible?

Requirements:

  • Expected family income (EFC): Lower than $100,000
  • Must not be eligible for CCPG

No

No

No

No

Do I need to be a first-time college student? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Do I need to enroll in college full-time, or can I enroll part-time? Full Full Full Full Full
Do I need to be a resident of Santa Clara County (or eligible for resident exception – AB540)? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Do I need to be a resident of California (or eligible for resident exception – AB540)? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
When do I need to start college after my high school graduation? Fall, Summer Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer Fall, Summer Fall, Summer

Special Eligibility

Did you not meet eligibility requirements in the table above? You still might qualify if you meet any of these criteria:

First 2 Free Foothill College Promise De Anza Promise Mission Promise Scholarship West Valley College Community Grant and Viking Promise
College

Evergreen Valley College

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Foothill College

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De Anza College

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Mission College

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West Valley College

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Could I still qualify if I graduated high school more than 9 months ago? No No Yes No No
Could I still qualify if I am a veteran who has never attended college? No No Yes No No
Could I still qualify if I finished my GED after Fall 2020? No No Yes No No

Program Application

First 2 Free Foothill College Promise De Anza Promise Mission Promise Scholarship West Valley College Community Grant and Viking Promise
College

Evergreen Valley College

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Foothill College

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De Anza College

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Mission College

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West Valley College

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Is there an application deadline? Yes No No Yes Yes
Is there guaranteed program space for all eligible applicants? No, depends on funding. Yes, if eligible. Yes, if eligible. No, depends on funding. No, depends on funding.
Are participants required to attend a program orientation? No No No Yes Yes
Are participants required to complete an Education Plan? No No No Yes Yes

Program Benefits

First 2 Free Foothill College Promise De Anza Promise Mission Promise Scholarship West Valley College Community Grant and Viking Promise
College

Evergreen Valley College

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Foothill College

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De Anza College

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Mission College

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West Valley College

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Is tuition covered? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Are non-tuition student fees covered? No Yes Yes Can use $1,000 per session to pay student fees. Can use $1,000 per session to pay student fees.
Are books and materials covered? No Yes, for qualified students. $500 bookstore credit each year. Can use $1,000/session for books/materials. Can use $1,000/session for books/materials.
Is a VTA Smartpass included? Yes No Yes Yes Can use $1,000/session for transportation costs.
Do Promise students receive priority registration? No No No No No

Continuation Requirements

First 2 Free Foothill College Promise De Anza Promise Mission Promise Scholarship West Valley College Community Grant and Viking Promise
College

Evergreen Valley College

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Foothill College

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De Anza College

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Mission College

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West Valley College

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Is there a minimum GPA to continue to the second year of the program? No No Yes, 2.0 GPA Yes, 2.0 GPA Yes, 2.0 GPA
Can Promise students rejoin the program (enrolling on a full-time basis) after stopping out or enrolling part time? No Yes Yes No No
Can Promise students rejoin the program (enrolling on a full-time basis) if all units from previous session were not completed? Yes Yes No Must complete 66.7% of attempted cumulative units to reenroll. No