Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise



The Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise helps students become college- and career-ready and guides them through a successful education and career with seamless financial support.

Eligibility Requirements For

  • Be a first-time college student
    (California resident or AB540 eligible)
  • Review and sign the Promise Pledge
  • Complete and submit a FAFSA or California Dream Act application
    (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • Complete the college onboarding process at Grossmont or Cuyamaca College
    (Application, Orientation, Assessment, and Education Plan)
  • Attend as a full-time student at Grossmont or Cuyamaca College
    (at least 12 units per semester)
  • Maintain a 2.0 college grade point average
    (to remain eligible)

College Campuses

Grossmont College

More than 17,000 students attend Grossmont College’s beautiful campus in El Cajon each semester. Grossmont College is known for its many high-caliber programs including Nursing, Administration of Justice, Computer Science and Information Systems, Business, Cardiovascular Technology, and Culinary Arts.

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Cuyamaca College

With more than 9,000 students, Cuyamaca College is tucked in the natural, quiet beauty of Rancho San Diego. Cuyamaca College is known for its top-notch programs, including Graphic Design, Ornamental Horticulture, Business, Engineering, Water & Wastewater Technology, and Automotive Technology. Hit up the campus bookstore and show your Cuyamaca College pride by sporting a logo T-shirt!

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Why To Get Involved

The Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise covers tuition and mandatory fees, but other expenses such as books and supplies are not covered. Donations will cover a variety of scholarships for the Grossmont-Cuyamaca College Promise. Visit the Foundation for Grossmont and Cuyamaca Colleges for more information.

Donations will fund a variety of scholarships for the Grossmont-Cuyamaca College promise, including:

First Year Promise Plus
This is a needs-based scholarship and will help pay for books and supplies for students who have received AB-19.
2nd Year Experience
This is a needs-based scholarship and will continue to funda student who received AB-19, based on progress in their first year.
Adult Education Promise
This scholarship will help students coming from the Grossmont adult school.
Special Circumstances & Emergency Scholarships
These emergency scholarships will help students continue their education.

How To Donate