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The Palomar Promise

The Palomar Promise 2022-23 application is currently open.

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The Palomar Promise is designed to provide first-time college students with access to an affordable higher education and to increase college-going and completion rates in our community.

What is Palomar Promise?

The Palomar Promise program was launched in 2017.  The program has since expanded to include all first-time college students. In an effort to increase accessibility of our program, we have removed previous eligibility restrictions such as school district, recent graduation year, and school type. Students must be a California resident or from an eligible exempt group (i.e. AB 540 and military dependents).

The Palomar Promise offers up to two years of free tuition, textbook assistance, and access to specialized academic and career planning with related support services to first-time college students who meet the eligibility requirements.  Palomar Promise is funded using a combination of  state, federal and local funding resources.

*Program benefits subject to available funding.

We are currently accepting applications for the Palomar Promise program for 2022-2023 academic year.

Eligible students must first apply to Palomar College. After receiving your Palomar SID, log on to your MyPalomar student portal (Student Center screen) to locate the Promise application. For more information on how to apply to Palomar Promise, click here.

Palomar Promise Applicants (Incoming Fall 2022)

The first review of Promise applications will begin the week of July 4th. Students who have applied to the Palomar Promise Program for fall 2022 and have met all eligibility requirements will be confirmed (accepted to participate) on a first-come, first-served basis pending availability of funds. Official confirmation notifications will be sent to the student's Palomar email.


Please log on to your MyPalomar (Student Center tab) to view your current Promise application status and your Promise checklist.  Check your Palomar student email frequently as we have been sending communications to all Promise applicants.

Palomar Promise Students Transitioning to Year 2

Initial eligibility reviews for Promise Year 2 will begin mid-June.  Official Promise Year 2 status notifications will be sent to the student's Palomar email mid-June. Please check your Palomar student email frequently for important updates.

To review eligibility requirements for the second year of Palomar Promise, click here.

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