The PCC Promise

  • State: California
  • Coverage: Pasadena
  • Status: Active
  • Institution Type: 2 - year
  • Funding: first dollar
  • Year(s): 2017
  • Funding Source: private
  • Matriculation Age: recent high school graduates only
  • Semester(s) Covered: two semesters

School(s): Pasadena City College

The Pasadena City College (PCC) Promise is a program that allows high school graduates in the San Gabriel Valley attend PCC for free for the first year by covering students’ credit fees, comparable to tuition, which are paid on every unit for which the student registers. Any student who graduates from a high school within PCC’s district and enrolls the Fall Semester after graduation will qualify for the program. Eligible students must have earned a high school diploma or equivalent from any public or private high school within the PCC district. Students who enter military service immediately following high school will be eligible if they enroll at PCC the first semester after completing service. The program will meet any funding need remaining after federal and state aid programs. The above information is taken from the Program’s website.

Program Links

  • Address:
    1570 East Colorado Blvd.
  • Pasadena, CA 91106
  • United States
  • Email:
  • Phone:
    (626) 585-7123

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