The Palomar Promise

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.


Promise Application Timeline and Important Dates

Promise Application OpensOctober 1, 2022
Preliminary Promise Application Reviews BeginEarly April 2023
Fall Priority Registration BeginsMay 8, 2023
Palomar Promise applicants must meet all eligibility requirements by the priority deadline date to be considered.
June 30, 2023
Weekly application reviews will be conducted after June 30th. Students who meet all eligibility requirements will be confirmed on a first-come, first served basis until all spaces have been filled (pending availability of funding).after June 30th (until spaces have been filled)
Promise 2023-24 Application DeadlineAugust 14, 2023 (or until spaces are filled).
Promise Applicants (Applied, PROSP, App on Hold): Last day to complete/resolve all eligibility requirements for Promise application to be consideredAugust 14, 2023 (*based on availability of spaces)
Fall Semester BeginsAugust 21, 2023

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