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San Diego Promise

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Please see below for frequently asked questions. For additional information on the San Diego Promise Program at San Diego City College, please contact our San Diego Promise office:

City College First Year Services (FYS)

Phone: (619) 388.3998  or (619) 800.3464

Email: sdpromisecity@sdccd.edu  

PROSPECTIVE PROMISE STUDENTS

Students who have are eligible to participate in the San Diego Promise program will receive an email invitation to electronically sign a Promise contract starting May 1, 2022 To secure your space in the program, sign and submit your Promise contract. 

No, the San Diego Promise program is not income based.

No, CCPG is income based, only waives enrollment fees, and does not have a unit requirement. San Diego Promise program is not income based, provides up to two years of free enrollment and health fees, and has a minimum unit requirement of 12 units.

Students who do not enroll in a minimum 12 units may become ineligible for the program in future semesters. If you are unable to enroll in 12 units due to extenuating circumstances, please contact your Promise coordinator. Does not apply to DSPS students with eligible accommodations.

No, book grants are awarded based on students' financial aid need.

Students that sign a Promise contract will have their enrollment and health fees automatically waived by the San Diego Promise program. No direct cash disbursements will occur for the purpose of paying enrollment and health fees. 

Yes, if students do not enroll in 12 units within the given deadlines and does not complete the appeal process will be dismissed from the program. Students may be responsible for paying their enrollment and health fees.

CURRENT PROMISE STUDENTS

If you have a question about your status in the Promise program, please contact the Promise Coordinator at your campus:

Yes, we encourage students to participate in other student support programs.

Assuming the student retains program eligibility, an eligible student may receive a Promise award for their first and second consecutive year of enrollment.

In order to remain eligible for the Promise benefits, students must maintain full-time enrollment. Students with extenuating circumstances will have an opportunity to submit an appeal should they drop below 12 units. If you believe you will fall below the unit requirement, please contact your Promise Coordinator.

In order to remain eligible for the Promise benefits, students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA. Students with extenuating circumstances who drop below a 2.0 cumulative GPA and wish to remain in the San Diego Promise program will have an opportunity to submit an appeal. If you believe you will fall below the unit requirement, please contact your Promise Coordinator.

Yes! Classes completed during winter intersession will count towards the 24-unit requirement.

According to Assembly Bill 19 and Assembly Bill 2, students must maintain eligibility requirements throughout their first-year in order to be considered for second-year funding. Updated financial aid files for the second year, good academic standing, and program requirements must be maintained in order to receive second-year funding. Only those students admitted to the Promise Program for their first year are eligible for consideration for second-year funding.

No! Students do not have to apply for a second year in the Promise program. At the end of the first year, we will determine if students successfully completed the program requirements (units completed/GPA). Students that will be continuing in the program for a second year will be notified via email.

Yes, students can take classes at more than one campus (City, Mesa, or Miramar College). Students will receive the program benefits at their primary campus of record.

No, the San Diego Promise program only covers enrollment and health fees for the fall and spring semester during the regular academic school year.

Yes! Twelve units is the minimum required units per semester, but the San Diego Promise program will cover enrollment and health fees for classes taken above that minimum.

No, only mandatory fees are covered, which include the registration, health service, student representation, class pass and student services fees.