West Valley College Community Grant and Viking Promise

West Valley College

Please visit the program's websites or reach out to the program contacts for more details about program features and requirements. This includes getting information about academic support and student services.

Program's Website

 

Eligibility

  West Valley College Community Grant and Viking Promise
College West Valley College
Do I need to have low income or financial challenges to be eligible?

No

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

  West Valley College Community Grant and Viking Promise
College West Valley College
Could I still qualify if I graduated high school more than 9 months ago? No
Could I still qualify if I am a veteran who has never attended college? No
Could I still qualify if I finished my GED after Fall 2020? No

 

Program Application

West Valley College Community Grant and Viking Promise
College West Valley College
Is there an application deadline? Yes
Is there guaranteed program space for all eligible applicants? No, depends on funding.
Are participants required to attend a program orientation? Yes
Are participants required to complete an Education Plan? Yes

 

Program Benefits

West Valley College Community Grant and Viking Promise
College West Valley College
Is tuition covered? Yes
Are non-tuition student fees covered? Can use $1,000 per session to pay student fees.
Are books and materials covered? Can use $1,000/session for books/materials.
Is a VTA Smartpass included? Can use $1,000/session for transportation costs.
Do Promise students receive priority registration? No

 

Continuation Requirements

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