RADIO: San Diego Promise offers funding for two years of community college

The deadline for priority registration and admission is June 11

San Diego Promise

SDCCD students participate in San Diego Promise. SDCCD courtesy photo

Candise Berry, Multimedia Journalist

San Diego Community College District is now offering its tuition-free San Diego Promise for future students in the fall. The San Diego Promise serves as a completion program that provides funding for two years of community college education for participating students.

The program has helped more than 6,300 students over the past five years. The deadline for priority registration and admission is June 11.

Almost all first-time applicants are a part of San Diego Promise, according to the district.

This story was reported on today’s edition of News Radio Midday, a bi-weekly radio newscast produced and recorded remotely by the students from San Diego City College’s Radio, Television & Film program. You can listen to the show live at 1 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday either on 88.3 HD-2 or here any time.

Students are also eligible if they are former foster youth, military veterans, formerly incarcerated, and undocumented or AB-540 eligible students.

“They are really nice people,” said computer engineering student Gedle Gedleh in a news release, “they are people just like me, and it actually helps a lot. I am extremely grateful for the services that are available.”

Accepted students must complete a new student orientation and develop an education plan with a college counselor.

Promise students must enroll in a minimum of 12 units each semester and maintain a 2.0 GPA.

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