Welcome to the Promise Program!

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The Los Angeles College Promise serves California HS graduates and first-time college students through a comprehensive strategy to support students in completing a higher education degree and/or workforce certificate. Highlights of the Promise program are free tuition for the first and second year of community college, priority enrollment, and a dedicated support team providing a wide array of academic and student support services.

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The Promise program serves first-time college students with a comprehensive strategy designed to support students to complete a higher education degree and/or a workforce certificate. We help students "start right" on their way to "ending right" with a degree, university transfer or workforce certificate in a timely, efficient manner. Your first step to free tuition is to complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act application. See additional information on our "APPLY" page.

Important aspects of the program are:

  • Waived tuition for two years of full-time college
  • Priority enrollment
  • Dedicated support team providing a wide array of academic and student support services

The Promise program is designed to prepare you for academic success and to help you in selecting the career path that's right for you. Whether you are transitioning from high school or just beginning your college education, the rigors of college life can present even the best students with challenges that require major adjustments. Sometimes getting started may seem overwhelming, as there are many decisions to make. That's why we have created a supportive environment here at Los Angeles Southwest College where there are people and programs to assist you with your college career.

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LA College Benefits

We also encourage you to join a student support program such as the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services or TRiO programs.

There are many benefits for joining the Promise Program. They include:

  • Chromebooks
  • Emergency Grants
  • Bookstore Vouchers
  • Metro UPASS
  • Academic/Transfer/Career Counseling
  • College Promise Mentor Program

Los Angeles College Promise

  • A student must complete a FAFSA.
  • The student will automatically be considered for the California College Promise Grant Fee Waiver (CCPGFW), provided eligibility exists, a separate application is not needed.
  • The student must attend full-time (12-15 units)

California College Promise

  • First-time college student
  • A student must complete a FAFSA.
  • The student will automatically be considered for the California College Promise Grant Fee Waiver (CCPGFW), provided eligibility exists, a separate application is not needed
  • The student must attend full time

The Los Angeles College Promise serves LAUSD, non LAUSD, and charter school graduates through a comprehensive strategy designed to support students to complete a higher education degree and/or a work-force certificate.

FAQs

All students who graduated from high school (or its equivalent), regardless of graduation date, are California residents or non-residents eligible for in-state tuition fees (under AB 540, California Nonresident Tuition Exemption Request), and have not completed any college credit (except for college classes taken while in high school) are eligible to apply.

The Promise at Los Angeles Southwest College covers enrollment fees for the Summer Session as well as Fall and Spring semesters.

Yes, the Promise at Los Angeles Southwest College covers the $11 health and $1 student representative fees for the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters.

Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA, and be enrolled in at least 12 units during Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters (or receive an accommodation of a reduced course load through the LASC Disabled Students Program & Services (DSPS) to remain eligible for the Promise benefits. Students who drop below a 2.0 GPA or 12 units may complete an appeal to maintain their Promise status at Los Angeles Southwest College.

For more information, contact LASC Promise at lascpromise@lasc.edu.

Promise Program

Official Hours and Location

Mondays to Wednesdays: 8:00AM - 5:30PM
Saturdays to Sundays: Closed

Online Office Hours
Mondays to Thursdays: 8:00AM - 5:30PM
Fridays: 8:00AM - Noon
Saturdays to Sundays: Closed

School of Career and Technical Education (SoCTE) building, Room 138

Contact

Brandy Robinson, Coordinator/Counselor
Email: lascpromise@lasc.edu
Phone: (323) 241-5390
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