Merced College Promise Program

Full Time + First Time = Free

Beginning Summer 2018 Merced College will offer first time students who enroll in at least 12 units free tuition for Summer 2018, Fall 2018 and Spring 2019. 

Who is eligible?
- California residents or students who are eligible for AB540 or AB2000. 
- Complete the FAFSA or CADAA application.
- Enroll in 12 or more units.

Next Steps
- Apply for Merced College
- Complete the FAFSA or CADA application. 
- Enroll in at least 12 units at Merced College.

If you want to check your eligibility, stop by the Financial Aid Office and speak with a Financial Aid Advisor.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I took Merced College classes while I was still in high school. Will I still be considered a first time student?

           A: Yes! If you took college classes prior to graduating high school, you will still be 
                  considered a full time student. 

Q: I want to graduate Merced College and transfer in just 2 years. If I take 15 units during
      the first semester, will they all be covered?

            A: Yes! Merced College is dedicated to the success of our students and will pay all
                   enrolled units during your eligible academic year. 

Q: What happens if I don't pass my classes? 

             A: Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress in order to continue to
                    receive the College Promise during their eligible academic year. Satisfactory
                    academic progress is the completion of 50% of your enrolled classes with a
                    minimum 2.0 GPA.