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Info for Students

Your future looks more promising than ever at El Camino College. The College has expanded the South Bay Promise to provide high school graduates with the opportunity to get their first and second years of enrollment fees waived.

The South Bay Promise creates a direct pathway to college and increases access, affordability, and success for all students and their families. It focuses on ensuring high school students feel prepared and ready to succeed in college.

Open to all high school graduates who enroll full time at El Camino College. The South Bay Promise offers two years of free enrollment.

Additional benefits include:

  • Save more than $1,100 in enrollment fees during first year at El Camino College
  • Register for classes early with priority registration
  • Set an academic plan for success and receive personalized counseling
  • Receive free tutoring and other academic support services

Frequently Asked Questions

To be eligible for the South Bay Promise, you must: 

  • Enroll at El Camino after you graduate from high school (public, charter, private, or home schools)
  • Renew or submit a valid financial aid application (FAFSA or California Dream Act
  • Register for a minimum of 12 units in both fall and spring semesters at El Camino
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress  



Contact us at southbaypromise@elcamino.edu or 310-660-6464.