Free College Tuition Deadline Extended to June 30
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Free College Tuition Deadline Extended to June 30

Missed the priority deadline? There is still time to apply! The South Bay Promise offers an affordable pathway directly from high school to college for first-time full-time students.

Students are encouraged to attend a South Bay Promise information session to learn how you can receive free tuition for up to two years regardless of financial need. Students will also learn how to receive continued priority registration, support from an eligible Student Support & Success Program, personalized program orientations, and more!

Additional information nights will be offered on June 3, and June 17. The extended deadline to apply is June 30, 2021 at 11:59 pm, and all eligibility steps must be complete by July 20, 2021. To register for an information session, please visit

The South Bay Promise application must be submitted before the June 30 deadline.

“At El Camino, everyone follows their own path to success while participating in outstanding educational programs,” said El Camino College District Superintendent/President Dena P. Maloney. “Students also have access to support programs that promote student learning and achievement. Education changes lives, and El Camino College is proud to help students reach their goals.”

College Promise programs are initiatives that address the challenge of higher education affordability by offering funding for students to make college attainable. These initiatives also focus on developing a “college-going culture” to increase higher education participation and completion rates of the students they serve, and, as a result, create stronger communities (Miller-Adams, 2015). The California Community College system is the largest higher education system in the country, with 2.1 million students attending 116 colleges. The El Camino College’s South Bay Promise program is designed to assist students in their academic success and personal-enrichment pursuits.  

The Fall 2021 semester at El Camino College begins Aug. 28. A schedule of classes is available at Registration at El Camino College is ongoing; students are encouraged to apply and register online as soon as possible at   

May 21, 2021