Merced College Promise Program
Full Time + First Time = Free
Beginning Fall 2018 Merced College will offer first time students who enroll in at least 12 units free tuition for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019.
Who is eligible?
- California residents or students who are eligible for AB540 or AB2000.
- Complete the FAFSA or CADAA appliciation.
- Enroll in 12 or more units.
- Apply for Merced College.
- Complete the FAFSA or CADA application.
- Enroll in at least 12 units at Merced College.
If you want to check your eligibility, stop by the Financial Aid Office and speak with a Financial Aid Advisor.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I took Merced College classes while I was still in high school. Will I still be considered a first time student?
A: Yes! If you took college classes prior to graduating high school, you will still
considered a full time student.
Q: I want to graduate Merced College and transfer in just 2 years. If I take 15 units
the first semester, will they all be covered?
A: Yes! Merced College is dedicated to the success of our students and will pay all
enrolled units during your eligible academic year.
Q: What happens if I don't pass my classes?
A: Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress in order to continue to
receive the College Promise during their eligible academic year. Satisfactory
academic progress is the completion of 50% of your enrolled classes with a
minimum 2.0 GPA.