Palomar Promise

Palomar currently offers two pathways for SMUSD graduates interested in pursuing college-level coursework upon graduation: the Palomar Promise & Palomar Promise+.

Overview:

Starting in the Fall of 2017, eligible graduates of San Marcos Unified School District (SMUSD) will be able to attend Palomar College full-time and tuition-free for up to two years while pursuing an associate’s degree, transfer requirements, and/or a certificate program leading to job placement and a promising career.

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Palomar Promise Scholars will receive up to $600/semester or $1,200/year in tuition assistance for up to two-years based on expected family contribution (EFC).

REQUIREMENTS

Refer to Palomar Promise for details and deadlines

First come, first served so apply ASAP

  1. Apply for Admission (palomar.edu).
  2. Complete the First Year Experience (FYE)- Palomar Promise Application.
  3. Apply for FAFSA or DREAM ACT (fafsa.gov or dream.csac.ca.gov) and add Palomar College (001260) by March 2, 2019.

QUALIFICATIONS

TO QUALITY FOR PALOMAR PROMISE+ (year 2 funding)

  1.  Graduate with overall high school GPA of 2.5 and complete the following by March 2, 2019:
  2. TSMP Scholar Application
  3. EVERFI “FinLit” financial literacy online course

FUNDING INFORMATION

Promise Plus funds are last dollar up to $600/semester ($1200 max per year). Student must qualify for Palomar Promise for year 1 at Palomar (eligibility determined by Palomar College) in order to be eligible for Palomar Promise Plus funds year two.

Maintaining Eligibility

once at Palomar College:

  1. Maintain full-time status (12 units or more per semester), a 2.0 overall GPA and be continuously enrolled as a Palomar student to receive funding each semester.

  2. Complete the FAFSA or CA DREAM Act by the deadline each year

  3. Complete a minimum of 20 volunteer hours per academic year at TSMP, SMUSD, and/or community events as communicated through TSMP staff.

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Questions?  Visit your counselor or the College & Career Center