San Diego Promise Information Night

January 3, 2024 | San Diego Community College District

Students and their parents are invited to join our upcoming virtual information night to learn more about the free tuition program, The San Diego Promise. 

Register in advance:

The San Diego Promise offers a free community college education at San Diego City, Mesa, and Miramar colleges. Registration opened January 9 for the 2024-25 academic year.

The San Diego Promise offers up to two years of free college tuition and health fees, grants for books and instructional supplies to students who demonstrate financial need, and support for all students to promote academic success.

Based on state funding and private grants, the San Diego Promise was limited to students attending college for the first time. This year, California has expanded eligibility to allow previous students who have not been enrolled for three or more semesters (summer not included) to receive the Promise grant. Eligibility includes being registered in 12 credit units each semester and not earned a bachelor’s degree.

Students attending the San Diego College of Continuing Education, the district’s noncredit division, are now eligible to apply to the Promise and enroll at San Diego City, Mesa, or Miramar Colleges.

Students accepted into the San Diego Promise must attend an orientation, sign a Promise contract, maintain a 2.0 college GPA, meet with a counselor each semester, and complete a comprehensive education plan.

Special populations of students, including veterans, undocumented students, foster youth, and the formerly incarcerated, are encouraged to apply for the San Diego Promise. Applications are currently being accepted from high school students who are graduating in December and wish to enroll for the spring semester starting January 29. 

Additional Information Nights

  • March 5
  • April 16
  • May 14
  • June 25
Apply to the San Diego Promise

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