College of the Canyons
Traditional-aged students are post-secondary students under 25 years old who enroll directly from high school; non-traditional students are typically 25 years of age or older, who may have delayed post-secondary education enrollment, are financially independent of parents, work full-time, and/or have dependents other than spouse; special populations refers to students who must overcome barriers that may require special consideration and attention to ensure equal opportunity for success and in an educational setting.
AB540 included, and non–citizens
Geographical range of eligible students: all local students, all statewide students, all students nationally.
First-dollar programs provide tuition assistance regardless of federal financial aid. Last-dollar programs provide tuition assistance after considering federal financial aid (e.g., Pell Grant). Plus programs provide some kind of monetary support for expenses other than tuition.
Last Dollar Plus
Certificate or Associate Only
One year = two semesters; Two years (Associate Degree) = four semesters. A Promise that may go up to a Bachelor's degree level will be 4+
4 semesters semester(s)
Supports include a counselor for academic and career guidance, and a parking permit/bus pass. Certificate Skils Toolkit are available for students to help with college success
Must be first-time
Full-time status is defined as 12 or 15 credits per semester (24 or 30 per year). Part-time is less than those levels.
12 credits per semesterand complete 27 credits by the end of the first year
While in college, what GPA do you need to keep the Promise? (Satisfactory Academic Progress, or SAP, is usually 2.0)
2.0 GPA first year and 2.5.0 GPA second year
Yes, Counseling courses are required and students must complete and education plan