If you’re a first-time, full-time college student we’ll waive your first and second year enrollment fees. The South Bay Promise does not waive Non-Resident Tuition (Per-unit fee for students who aren't California residents). Please note, if your granted an AB 540 exemption, the South Bay Promise will waive your first and second year fees.
You’ll also get personalized services and counseling to make sure you graduate in two years with the degree you need.
|Step 1:||Apply for admission.|
|Step 2:||Complete and submit a South Bay Promise Application|
|Step 3:||Renew or submit your FAFSA or California Dream Act application
(Please note, any corrections or updates to the student’s FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application, need to be made before the start of the fall semester to ensure that verifiable financial aid information is available at El Camino College. If the South Bay Promise cannot verify the student's financial aid information, the student's enrollment fees will not be paid for by the South Bay Promise and the student will no longer be eligible for the program).
|Step 4:||Complete the English and Mathematics Placement Survey in MyECC|
|Step 5:||Complete the New Student Orientation|
|Step 6:||Meet with an El Camino Counselor to create an Educational Plan|
|Step 7:||Connect with an approved South Bay Promise Student Support & Success Program or Pathway (requirements and application deadlines vary). See below for a list of approved South Bay Promise Programs or Pathways.|
|Step 8:||Register for a minimum of 12 units for both fall and spring semesters. (If you are registered with the Special Resource Center on campus and have been approved, then you are only required to take 9 units for both the fall and spring semesters).|
||Complete a Financial Aid & Advocacy Student Training (FAAST) workshop.|
To stay on board with the South Bay Promise program, you must:
Get a head start and reach out to these programs by clicking the links below - they'll help you work through the application process, eligibility reviews, and upcoming information sessions.
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Find out what the South Bay Promise program can do for you as a first-time college student.