What is Palomar Promise?
The Palomar Promise program is a comprehensive student success program geared towards increasing the college-going and completion rates of first-time college students and helping to ensure their success. The Palomar Promise offers up to two years of free tuition (fall/spring), 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.
To view the Palomar Promise eligibility requirements click here.
*Program benefits subject to available funding.
Important Announcements & Information
Preliminary reviews of Promise applications began early April. Our office will continue to conduct preliminary reviews each week through the end of June.
What does Preliminary reviews mean?
During the preliminary (initial) reviews, our office begins to update application statuses to Prospective or Application on Hold.
- If your Promise application is on hold, it could be for the following reason(s): the College has not received your official financial aid application, you are classified as a non-resident of California and/or you are not considered a first-time college student. If your Promise application is on hold, please resolve the missing items immediately; otherwise your Promise application will remain on hold and you will not be eligible to participate in the Promise program. Weekly reviews will be conducted and application statuses will be updated to Prospective once all missing items are resolved.
- If your Promise application is Prospective, then you have met the first-time college requirement, the College has received your official financial aid application and you have been classified as a CA resident or from an eligible exempt group. Your last step is to register in at least 12 units (or units approved by DRC) for fall 2023 semester by the priority deadline date (June 30th).
Official Preliminary notifications were sent via email to all Promise applicants early April. Please check your Palomar student email for information and updates regarding your Promise application status.
To check your current Promise application status, log on to your MyPalomar student email and click on your Student Center screen. Scroll down to the Promise Program Checklist to view your Promise application status and to see what may be missing.
If you have questions regarding your Promise application, please contact the Promise Office via email using your Palomar student email (include your full name, Student ID).
Early July, the Promise Office will start the first round of final reviews and will confirm students who have met all Promise eligibility requirements including enrolling in at least 12 or more units (or units approved by DRC). At that time, we will email official Confirmation notifications to students who have been accepted to participate in the Promise Program via their Palomar student email. We will continue to review Promise applications and confirm students who have met all eligibility requirements until all spaces have been filled (pending availability of funds).
Students who have been accepted to participate in the Palomar Promise program will see a CONFIRMED status on their Promise checklist.
**Promise applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis pending availability of funds.
Please click on the image below for important information and helpful tips on how to prepare for fall registration.
Need help with Fall registration?
Attend any Comet Launch into Registration event starting on May 12 to get support selecting and registering in summer and fall classes.
For more information and to RSVP for an event, please visit the Comets Launch into Registration webpage: https://www.palomar.edu/studentsuccess/
Questions about this event? Contact the Student Success Team at email@example.com or by phone at (760) 744-1150, ext. 3783
Back to College with TRIO NCEOC
TRIO NCEOC is hosting group appointments to support new and returning students with enrollment, admissions and financial aid for Fall 2023 during their Back to College with NCEOC events. For more information and to book an appointment, visit: https://www.palomar.edu/nceoc/in-person-student-event/
If your Promise application is on hold, please make sure to resolve missing items as soon as possible to avoid delays in processing your application.
For more information on how to resolve missing items related to your Financial Aid application, residency and first-time college student requirement, please click on the appropriate link below.
- If you have specific questions regarding your financial aid application, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (760) 744-1150, ext. 2366
- If you have questions about your residency, please contact the Admissions Office at (760) 744-1150, ext. 2164