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Make College More Affordable

The Mission Promise program is designed to make college more affordable for our first-time college students from Santa Clara Unified and beyond. 

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First Year Requirements

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid OR California Dream Act Application.
  • Enroll in 12 units for Fall (nine units if enrolled with DSPS.)
  • Complete Orientation.
  • Complete the Placement Assistance Tool.
  • End of Spring term unit completion must complete 50% of cumulative units attempted.
  • Must comply with the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.
  • Complete the Math & English requirement.
  • Maintain at least a 2.0 GPA at Mission College and enroll in at least 12 units or the equivalent for the Spring term.

Second Year Requirements

Note: Summer 2022 is not included in the Promise program. If you plan on attending during the Summer we recommend you apply for the 2021-22 FAFSA or Cal Dream Act financial aid in order to see if you are eligible for Summer aid.

  • Two years of Free Tuition (up to 15 units/term) beginning in the Fall
  • Up to $1,000 for books and/or other educational expenses. Amount will be based on funding and financial need.
  • $500/term)Transportation assistance with a free VTA SmartPass.
  • Additional follow-up services to help you stay on track.
  • June 30 - Mission Promise Priority Deadline.
  • July 24 - First year Mission Promise Applicants Notified of Status.
  • August - Fall Disbursement.
  • October - FAFSA/CADAA Application opens.
  • November - Spring registration begins.
  • Mid/Late January - Spring Disbursement.
  • March - FAFSA/CADAA March 2nd Deadline.
  • April - Fall registration begins.
* Timeline dates: subject to change.

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