Compare College Promise Programs

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Eligibility

Foothill College Promise De Anza Promise
College

Foothill College

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

No

No

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

Special Eligibility

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

Foothill College Promise De Anza Promise
College

Foothill College

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De Anza College

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

Program Application

Foothill College Promise De Anza Promise
College

Foothill College

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De Anza College

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

Program Benefits

Foothill College Promise De Anza Promise
College

Foothill College

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De Anza College

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Is tuition covered? Yes Yes
Are non-tuition student fees covered? Yes Yes
Are books and materials covered? Yes, for qualified students. $500 bookstore credit each year.
Is a VTA Smartpass included? No Yes
Do Promise students receive priority registration? No No

Continuation Requirements

Foothill College Promise De Anza Promise
College

Foothill College

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De Anza College

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