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The Palomar Promise 2021-22 application is closed. We are no longer accepting applications.

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The Promise Office is currently closed.  For your safety and the safety of our staff, student service operations will remain virtual until further notice. Please contact our office via email at or call us at 760-744-1150, ext. 3931 during our remote business hours.

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Free Access to College!

The Palomar Promise is designed to provide first-time college students with access to an affordable higher education and to increase college-going and completion rates in our community.

What is Palomar Promise?

The Palomar Promise program was launched in 2017.  The program has since expanded to include all first-time college students. In an effort to increase accessibility of our program, we have removed previous eligibility restrictions such as school district, recent graduation year, and school type. Students must be a California resident or from an eligible exempt group (i.e. AB 540 and military dependents).

The Palomar Promise offers up to two years of free tuition, textbook assistance, and access to specialized academic and career planning with related support services to first-time college students who meet the eligibility requirements.  Palomar Promise is funded using a combination of  state, federal and local funding resources.

*Program benefits subject to available funding.

The Palomar Promise 2021-22 application is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for 21-22 Palomar Promise.

The 2022-23 Promise application will be available mid-October via the myPalomar student portal.

Attention YEAR 1 Confirmed Promise students. Thank you for participating in our Palomar Promise Virtual Welcome Days. if you missed any of the  sessions, please view the recordings by clicking the image below.

*For students who have been confirmed for Palomar Promise 2021-22, please watch these videos on how to access your Promise textbook credit via the Palomar Bookstore website.


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