what is first-year promise?
First-Year Promise gives students an amazing opportunity to attend College of the Canyons FREE for their first year of study. The program not only makes college affordable and accessible, it promotes student success in the critical first year. Students receive:
The first 26 months of the program is funded through a $750,000 grant from the California Community College State Chancellor’s Office. College of the Canyons was one of 14 community colleges out of 41 that applied for this grant.
A solid investment
The benefits of college are real, but rising costs mean more and more students struggle to afford the cost.
Candidates must be first-time, full-time college students. They must:
A standout college
College of the Canyons is recognized as one of the most innovative community colleges in California and the nation.
Making a difference
First-Year Promise enhances college success and builds a foundation for lifelong learning by providing a cohort learning model, weekly counseling, and academic and career guidance. Your donation will enhance the program by providing students:
THE BEST VALUE AROUND
California Community Colleges provide affordable access to higher education.
*Tuition and campus-based fees (not including room and board)
give the gift of a promise: a free first year of college