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MiraCosta College Introduces Promise Program

Oceanside CA— MiraCosta College has a new program called MiraCosta Promise, that will provide a year of college without fees and funding toward textbooks and instructional supplies to eligible students who commit to Promise requirements. MiraCosta Promise is funded from a variety of current resources and private donations to the MiraCosta College Foundation.

In order to be eligible for the MiraCosta Promise, a participant must:

  • Graduate in spring 2017 from any accredited high school located within the boundaries of the MiraCosta Community College District.
  • Apply to attend MiraCosta College for the fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters and commit to enrolling in 12 units or more each semester.
  • Be a resident of the state of California for tuition purposes (or be AB 540 eligible).
  • File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or a Dream Act application by May 11, 2017 and qualify for the Board of Governors (BOG) Fee Waiver.

Students who complete the eligibility requirements will be automatically considered for MiraCosta Promise and will be notified by May 19, 2017.

Eligible students who are interested in participating in MiraCosta Promise must:

  • Sign the MiraCosta Promise Commitment Contract by July 1, 2017.
  • Complete the matriculation process, which includes orientation, assessment and academic advisement by July 1, 2017.
  • Remain continuously enrolled in 12 units or more during the fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters.
  • Maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA or better for the academic year.

For more information about the MiraCosta Promise Program, contact the Financial Aid Office at 760.795.6711 or email mccfinaid@miracosta.edu.