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SCC Promise Scholarship

2018 High School Graduates can sttend SCC, tutition free regardlass of family income!. Success starts right here, right now! ​​​​​More Than a Promise...​​​​

​​​​​The Santiago Canyon College (SCC) Promise Scholarship provides incoming, full-time students with one year of college, tuition free. SCC will provide you ​with the support and guidance needed to reach your educational and career goals. You will receive continuous academic and support services such as: Student Success Workshops, Academic Coaching, one-on-one counseling, tutoring, career exploration, and transfer advisement to a four-year university.
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Students will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are depleted. For more information contact the First Year Support Center.

Phone: (714) 628-5085 

E-mail:  fysc@sccollege.edu​

Location: E-303


ELIGIBILITY & REQUIREMENTS​
AS A FIRST-TIME COLLEGE STUDENT, YOU MUST COMPLETE THESE STEPS TO RECEIVE THE SANTIAGO CANYON COLLEGE PROMISE SCHOLARSHIP:
  • Be a first-time, full-time (12+ units) college student and California resident or AB540 eligible
  • Complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act application
  • Attend Early Welcome registration in April or May.  This program will simplify the enrollment process for you and your parents.  In addition, your participation guarantees you will receive PRIORITYREGISTRATION for your first year! 
  • Remain continuously enrolled in 12 units or more per semester.  Students with verified disabilities impacting their ability to maintain 12 units may still qualify, pending approval from the Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) Administrator. 
  • Maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) to remain eligible for Spring semester
  • Meet with an Academic Coach in the First Year Support Center once each semester during your first year, review and sign the Santiago Canyon College Promise Pledge

DISCLAIMER: Only first-year enrollment (tuition) fees are waived through the Santiago Canyon College Promise Scholarship.  Student fees and parking permits are not included, although additional financial support may be available through financial aid for eligible students.  The SCC Promise Scholarship is only offered for your first academic year, defined as one fall semester and the consecutive spring semester.  All Promise Scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are depleted.  

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. What is the Santiago Canyon College Promise Scholarship?

The SCC Promise Scholarship is a program that will waive tuition fees for all first-time, full-time students for one academic year (fall and spring semesters).  Ranked #13 Best Community College in the U.S., SCC is committed to your success and will do everything we can to ensure you complete your associate degree, transfer requirements, or workforce certificate(s) by providing access to a high quality education. 

2.  Who is eligible to receive the Santiago Canyon College Promise Scholarship?

The Promise Scholarship is available to all first-time students, including those who already earned college units while still in high school through Dual Enrollment.  Students must also be California residents or AB540 eligible.​

3. Do I need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act application to be eligible for the Promise?

Yes, everyone must complete and submit a FAFSA or California Dream Act application to qualify for the Promise Scholarship. Because this scholarship is not based on family income, you can still get free tuition even if you are not eligible to receive any other financial aid.

4. Do I need to apply for the Santiago Canyon College Promise Scholarship?

Yes, after you complete the FAFSA, you will fill out a brief application and review/sign the Promise Pledge in the First Year Support Center on the 3rd floor of the E Building in Room E-303. 

5. Is there a deadline for students to apply for the Santiago Canyon College Promise Scholarship?

No, but please keep in mind, the Promise Scholarship is available on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are depleted.

 6. What exactly is covered under the Santiago Canyon College Promise Scholarship?

The program covers tuition (enrollment fees) of $46 per unit only. Tuition fees will be waived once eligibility is determined.  No direct cash disbursements will occur.

7.  What are the benefits of the Santiago Canyon College Promise Scholarship?

In addition to free tuition for your first year, SCC will provide you with the support and guidance needed to reach your educational and career goals.  You will receive continuous academic and support services such as: Student Success Workshops, Academic Coaching, personalized Comprehensive Education Plans, one-on-one counseling, tutoring, career exploration, and transfer advisement to a four-year university.  Assistance is also available throughout the enrollment process should you need help with your application, financial aid, or any other resources and services on campus.

8. Can a student begin in spring and still receive the Santiago Canyon College Promise Scholarship?

Yes, however, if you choose to wait and enroll in the spring, the Santiago Canyon College Promise Scholarship will only cover your tuition for one semester.

9. Are students with disabilities required to take 12 units?

Students with verified disabilities impacting their ability to maintain 12 units may still qualify as full-time to be eligible for the Santiago Canyon College Promise. Students must meet with the SCC Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) Administrator to determine what other assistance or support can be provided.  To schedule an appointment, please call (714) 628-4860.

PROCESS AND TIMELINE

1. How and when will I know that I'm eligible to receive the Santiago Canyon College Promise Scholarship?

Following the submission of a FAFSA, it is your responsibility to go to the First Year Support Center in E-303 to confirm eligibility and take the next steps.

2. I just registered for my courses, do I have​ to pay the bill?

Yes, you must pay your bill in full.  If it is determined that you are eligible to receive the SCC Promise Scholarship, your fees will be refunded to you by the end of the semester.

 3. I did not pay my bill and I see there is a deadline to pay for classes or they will be dropped. Do I need to pay my bill by that date so my classes won't get dropped for non-payment?

Yes, you must pay your bill by the deadline to avoid being dropped due to non-payment.

 4. Where can I find out more information about the Santiago Canyon College Promise Scholarship?

If you have more questions, let us help!  Please contact the First Year Support Center on the 3rd floor of the E building.

First Year Support Center:

Phone: (714) 628-5085 

E-mail:  fysc@sccollege.edu​

Location: E-303​