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give the gift of a promise: a free first year of college

Student and teacher 

please join us!

The College of the Canyons Foundation has committed to raising $500,000 over the next two years to fund First-Year Promise. It’s an ambitious goal, but one we can achieve with your help. By joining with us, you will help make the dream of college a reality. Your gift will open the door to opportunity for hundreds of local students and put them on a pathway to earning college degrees. Can we count on you to fulfill this promise to our students? I would be pleased to discuss this with you further. Please call me at (661) 362-3433 or send an email. I thank you for your interest!

Murray Wood
Chief Development Officer
College of the Canyons Foundation

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what is first-year promise?

First-Year Promise gives students an amazing opportunity to attend College of the Canyons FREE during their first year of study. The program is exclusively for first-time, full-time enrolled freshmen who have been accepted into the program. Students receive:

  • Up to 15 units of enrollment and student fees waived.
  • A parking permit or city bus pass.
  • A $100 bookstore gift card.

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We're Making Progress!

Together, we are helping make the dream of a college education a reality for more students.

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A solid investment

The benefits of college are real, but rising costs mean more and more students struggle to afford the cost.

  • College-educated workers produce more than half of the nation’s annual economic value.
  • California needs 1.1 million workers with bachelor’s degrees by 2030.
  • College graduates earn an average of 67 percent more than high school graduates.

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California Community Colleges provide affordable access to higher education.

  • Community College: $1,380
  • California State University: $6,759*
  • University of California: $13,300*

*Tuition and campus-based fees (not including room and board)

College of the Canyons Foundation: Empowering People logo

26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91355

College of the Canyons Foundation: Empowering People logo

26455 Rockwell Canyon Road

Santa Clarita, CA 91355