For many students, the toughest part of college is paying for it. Southwestern College wants to help ease the financial headaches and burdens by offering free first-year tuition to qualifying high school graduates through the Southwestern College Promise program.
“Families especially are so grateful for this program,” said Financial Aid Director Patti Larkin. “Every dollar counts when you are in college, and this is definitely a huge help financially.”
Space for this program is limited, and the deadline to apply for the 2018-2019 Promise Program is Monday, Oct. 1.
Here’s How You Apply
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application
- Complete the Steps to Success process
- Complete the Promise application online or print and bring in the PDF to the Financial Aid Department
Here’s How You Qualify
- Be a recent high school graduate enrolling in college for the first time
- Enroll in and complete at least 12 units each semester
- Maintain a 2.0 grade point average
- Be a California resident or AB540 eligible
- Participate in Promise activities
Funded by the State of California, the Southwestern College Promise Program is a great option for students who may not qualify for other forms of financial aid or students whose families can not financially support them. In addition to financial support, the Southwestern College Promise program helps students find support services around campus including child care, the Jag Kitchen Food Pantry, learning communities and tutoring.
For more information, visit the Southwestern Collge Promise website.