The governing boards of two East County high school and college districts are making a promise to high school seniors: commit to your college success, and you will receive a free year of tuition at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges.
At the fourth annual joint meeting of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District and the Grossmont Union High School District boards, the new Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise was unveiled.
|GUHSD and GCCCD governing board members and leaders|
The Promise will begin in fall 2018 for first-time college students who are attending full time. It is being funded as the result of state legislation enacted last fall.
To receive the Promise, students must:
- Be a first-time college student.
- Sign the Promise Pledge
- Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or a California Dream Act application.
- Complete the college onboarding process, which includes application, orientation, assessment and developing an education plan.
- Register as a full-time student at Grossmont or Cuyamaca College – at least 12 credit units per semester.
- Maintain a 2.0 grade point average in the fall semester of college to be eligible for the spring.In 2016-17, almost 25 percent of the approximately 5,900 graduates from the 12 Grossmont Union High School District schools attended Grossmont or Cuyamaca College.“With the Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise, many more students will have the opportunity to pursue their dream of getting a higher education,” said Cindy Miles, chancellor of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District. “We are excited about transforming the lives of students and their families, and creating a better-educated workforce for East County.”