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The Palomar Promise

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 North San Diego County service area. Students receiving Promise funding will be required to participate in the First-Year Experience (FYE) – Palomar Promise program. The First-Year Experience (FYE) program is a one-year transition program that is aimed at assisting students as they begin their journey at Palomar College. The FYE program provides academic support services that complement the financial support offered through Palomar Promise.

We are currently accepting applications for the Palomar Promise-FYE 2019-2020 academic year. Log on to MyPalomar Student Portal (eServices) to access the application online. 

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 one year of free course enrollment and related registration fees, textbook assistance, and access to specialized academic and career planning with related support services to first-time college students who meet the eligibility requirements.  Entering Promise students will be required to participate in the First -Year Experience (FYE) program and meet other eligibility criteria in order to receive financial support from the Palomar Promise. Palomar Promise is funded using a combination of possible state, federal and local funding resources.

 

 

 

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Palomar Promise students who have been disqualified for Spring 2019 due to not meeting the 12 minimum unit requirement and/or did not meet the minimum 2.0 GPA have been notified via their Palomar student email. If you have not done so, please log into your Palomar student email to find out your current Promise status for spring semester. Visit the Current Promise Students page for more information.
Feb 11, 2019 is the deadline for Confirmed Promise students to access their Promise textbook account, pick up their parking permit and for Promise to cover the cost of any schedule changes