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Palomar College Promise

Palomar Promise

Why should I join the Palomar Promise?

  • Free tuition for the first year ($46/ unit, up to 19 units per semester, material fees not included)

  • Promise textbook assistance (up to $300 per semester) and a parking permit

  • Specialized academic and career planning with related support services provided through the First Year Experience (FYE) program

  • Guaranteed Admission to CSU San Marcos if students meet transfer eligibility requirements
  • Priority enrollment during first year at Palomar College
  • Special events, academic enrichment, career, and social activities throughout the year

    Who can apply for the Palomar Promise?

    • All 2019 graduating high school students who attend an eligible high school within the Palomar College service area

    • Students who meet the eligibility criteria for an AB540 Waiver and are eligible to file a California Dream Act application are also eligible to apply for the Palomar Promise Program

    What is the Eligibility Criteria?

    • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act application (Federal School Code 001260)

    • Students who don’t qualify to apply for Federal or State Aid will not qualify for the Palomar Promise Program

    • Enroll full-time (a minimum of 12 units) at Palomar College within one year of high school graduation
    • Apply to the First Year Experience (FYE) Program
    • Apply to the Palomar Promise Program
    • Maintain good standing with FYE and the Palomar Promise Program

    How do I Maintain my Eligibility while enrolled at Palomar College?

    • Enroll in a minimum of 12 units per semester while attending Palomar College

    • Meet with a Student Success Counselor to establish a student education plan

    • Actively engage in the FYE Program and adhere to the FYE Student Success Agreement and Promise Academic Standards
    • Maintain at least 2.0 GPA while attending Palomar College

    How do I apply?

    • Complete the Palomar College admissions application

    • Complete the FYE/Promise Application

    • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act application (Federal School Code 001260)

Palomar Promise