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Golden Promise Program (GPP)

The Golden Promise Program is returning for the 2021-22 Award Year!
Awards and amounts will depend on funding. Check your student email for communications.

Golden Promise Program

Golden West College is committed to the success of its students and wants to help them accelerate their education to start their career or transfer to a four-year institution within the two-year timeframe. The Golden Promise Program provides eligible students free tuition, free textbooks, free parking pass, and waives other fees. The program is currently offered to eligible students for up to two academic years (dependent on funding).

Eligibility Criteria

ALL Golden Promise Program recipients must meet the below:


Eligible Students

I. First time college students

  • Has not attended GWC or any other institution as a college student.
  • Not eligible for any type of financial aid.

Eligible to receive:
      Free tuition
      Free textbook stipend
      Additional course fees waived
      Free parking pass (not applicable Fall 2021)

 

II. Returning Golden Promise Program recipients from the 2020-2021 school year. (Max two years of GPP)

  • Must have been awarded the GPP for both semesters for the 2020-21 school year.
  • Must continue to meet all requirements in Eligibility Criteria.

Eligible to receive:
      Free tuition
      Free textbook stipend
      Additional course fees waived
      Free parking pass (not applicable Fall 2021)

 

III. Students who are receiving the fee waiver, but are not receiving any other grants

  • Must meet all requirements in Eligibility Criteria.
  • Must not have received the Golden Promise Program prior.
Eligible to receive:
      Free textbook stipend
      Additional course fees waived
      Free parking pass (not applicable Fall 2021)




Additional Fund Information

  • All tuition and fees will be posted to student accounts after census.
  • Award eligibility letter with additional instructions and information will be sent to your student email; once you meet all the eligibility requirements
  • Students MUST have a BankMobile account setup and have selected their refund preference.
    • Students can access the link to set up their preferences through their MyGWC account. Once logged in, the link can be accessed on the GWC Home tab.
  • You do not have to pre-pay your fees; a hold that prevents you from being dropped for non-payment while your award is being processed will be placed on your account. However, if you paid your fees in advance, you will receive a refund.
Have additional questions? Email gwcfreetuition@gwc.cccd.edu

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