Information provided by Gavilan College.
Starting this fall, Gavilan College can provide the first year of full-time enrollment free to new students.
According to an Oct. 9 press release, the Gavilan College Promise Program waives enrollment fees for students through the California College Promise Grant, previously known as the Board of Governors' fee waiver.
"The combination of the two Promise programs extend the promise of higher education to students who may not have qualified for fee waivers in the past," said Gavilan College Vice President of Student Services Kathleen Moberg.
Over 300 students qualified this fall, the press release said, and additional bridge loans and book voucher programs are also being developed.
Students who graduated from high school in 2018 but have not enrolled in college yet will be eligible to apply for the Gavilan College Promise for Spring 2019, while those who are already enrolled may be able to have their fees refunded if they meet the criteria.
According to the press release, first-year enrollment at Gavilan College is free to any 2018 graduating senior who:
- is a first-time-to-college student for fall 2018 or spring 2019
- is a California resident or AB540 student
- completes ONE of the following applications for financial aid: FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid or California Dream Act Application
To remain eligible for spring semester, students must:
- enroll full-time (minimum of 12 units each semester)
- complete Kick-Start Orientation
- develop an individualized Educational Plan with a Gavilan counselor
- maintain full-time status through the semester
- remain in good academic standing at Gavilan College (by completing classes with a GPA of 2.0 or above)
For more information, contact Director of Financial Aid Veronica Martinez, at [email protected].