FSCJ Promise

  • State: Florida
  • Coverage: Duval or Nassau County
  • Status: Active
  • Institution Type: 2 - year
  • Funding: last dollar plus
  • Year(s): 2017
  • Funding Source: public-private
  • Matriculation Age: recent high school graduates only
  • Semester(s) Covered: four semesters

School(s): Florida State College of Jacksonville

The FSCJ Promise is a program that serves up to 1,000 new first-time students from Duval or Nassau county who graduated from a Duval or Nassau county public high school. FSCJ pays tuition, fees, and books after federal and state financial aid has been applied, for four consecutive terms (up to 15 credit hours each term). The program plans to provide support for students through the creation of a college-going culture while increasing student persistence and degree completion for first-time-in-college students. Prior to the first term of enrollment, participants need to meet with a Student Success Advisor and develop an Academic Degree Plan. Participants need to maintain a 2.0 GPA and be continuously enrolled. They must serve 60 hours of community service either in conjunction with the Office of Student Engagement or the Center for Civic Engagement. The above information is taken from the Program’s website.

Program Links

  • Address:
    101 West State Street
  • Jacksonville, FL 32202
  • United States
  • Email:
  • Phone:
    (904) 646-2300

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