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Foothill College Promise Program

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How do I apply?

Q. What are the requirements?

  • Must have earned a high school diploma or the equivalent (i.e., GED or CHSPEE) in 2018 and 
  • Never attended college after having earned a high school diploma or the equivalent (summer 2018 enrollments are not disqualifying) and 
  • Enroll in and maintain a minimum of 12 units during your first and subsequent quarters of the 2018-19 academic year
  • Complete a FAFSA or Dream Act Application 
  • Qualify for in-state tuition rates, including via the AB 540 Nonresident Tuition Fee exemption

Q. I participated in the Foothill College Early College Promise program while in high school -- am I eligible for the Foothill College Promise?

Yes! Students who previously participated in the Foothill College Early College Promise will receive the same benefits of the Early College Promise if enrolled full-time at Foothill College and otherwise meet all other applicable program requirements.

Q. I took college classes in high school -- am I eligible for the Foothill College Promise?

Yes! The Foothill College Promise is open to all first-time, full-time students. Taking college courses in high school or during the Foothill College summer session does not disqualify you

Q. What does the program cost?

The Foothill College Promise program is FREE for all first-time, full-time students taking at least 12 units at Foothill College. Tuition and fees are covered, and eligible students that qualify for the California Promise Grant (formerly known as the BOG fee waiver) will receive up to $1,000 for course materials (such as textbooks and required course supplies) at the college bookstore.

Q. I'm planning to attend part-time -- am I eligible for the Foothill College Promise?

The Foothill College Promise is not open to part-time students. To participate, students must enroll in at least 12 units at Foothill College each applicable quarter of the 2018-19 academic year. 

Q. What if I drop below 12 units?

Students who remain enrolled in at least 12 quarterly units through the first two full weeks of the term will still receive the benefits of the Foothill College Promise. Please check the appropriate date with the Admission and Records Office for each primary term (fall, winter, spring).

Q. What if I don't pass my all of my classes?

Students in the Foothill College Promise can use all the student support services available, including counseling and tutoring. If you do not pass your classes, please see a counselor to help you get back on track. As long as you remain enrolled in 12 units, you are eligible for the Foothill College Promise scholarship.  

Q. Can I participate in the Foothill College Promise if I start in winter or spring quarter?

Yes! If you enroll for the first time full-time at Foothill College in the winter, you are eligible for the Foothill College Promise for the winter and spring quarters. If you enroll for the first time full-time in spring, you will only receive Foothill College Promise benefits for the spring quarter. 
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Main Campus & Sunnyvale Center Open Wednesday

Due to improved conditions and anticipated rain, Foothill College and Sunnyvale Center will be open Nov. 21. Face masks will be available at the Health Center, Library, Stem Center and TLC.

Campus Open Wednesday, Nov. 21