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Promise Contact INFO

Location: I4-101 (Student Services)
Phone: (619) 388-2230

Acting Promise Coordinator

Trina Larson

Student Services Technician

Jennifer Park

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San Diego Promise

Student Services
San Diego Promise


The San Diego Promise covers the cost of tuition for up to two years at San Diego City, Mesa, and Miramar colleges, and provides textbook grants of $400 per year to students who also qualify for a fee waiver (the California College Promise Grant, formerly known as the Board of Governor’s Fee Waiver).


  • Up to two years of free tuition and health fees
  • Book grants for eligible students
  • Access to Peer Mentor
  • Individualized counseling and guidance support to help you complete your educational goals

eligibility CRITERIA

  • First time (to any) college student or
  • Returning SDCCD student who has not enrolled in courses for three or more consecutive semesters (not including summer) or
  • Identify with one of the following groups
    • San Diego College of Continuing Education Students
    • Foster Youth Student
    • Veteran of U.S. Armed Forces
    • Formerly Incarcerated Student
    • Undocumented Student
    • All Students must:
        • Must have completed a HIgh School Diploma, or , GED, or, High School Equivalency
        • Must be a California resident or AB 540 eligible
        • Must Complete a 2023 -2024 financial aid application (Free Application for Federal Student Aid - FAFSA or California Dream Act )
        • Must be prepared to enroll in a minimum of 12 units each semester (does not apply to students with disability (DSPS) accommodation on file)

Fall 2023 Application

To apply for Fall 2023, visit

If you have questions about the Promise program at Mesa College, please email your full name, student ID number, and inquiry to