Active College Promise Programs in California

Since 2015, the California College Promise Project has been tracking the growth of Promise programs throughout the state. As new programs launch, the CCPP team adds them to this page. CCPP uses the following criteria to determine when a Promise program became active. California College Promise programs are considered active if they:

  • include students based on residency or school attendance
  • offer direct financial support for students*
  • serve all students who meet the program’s eligibility criteria

* Programs are not included if they only offer students financial and other support outside of the standard school year, such as small stipends for summer coursework or tuition for college coursework for high school students.

Program Name


Year Launched

4CD Promise Contra Costa Community College District 2018
Anaheim Pledge North Orange County Community College District 2018
Barstow College Promise Barstow Community College 2017
Butte College Promise Butte College 2018
Cabrillo College Promise Cabrillo College 2018
Central Valley Promise State Center Community College District 2018
Cerritos Complete Cerritos College 2016
Cerro Coso Promise Cerro Coso College 2017
Coastline College Promise Coastline College 2017
College of Alameda Promise College of Alameda 2016
College of the Canyons First Year Promise College of the Canyons 2017
College of the Redwoods College Access Program College of the Redwoods 2018
Columbia Promise Columbia College 2018
Compton College Promise Compton College 2018
Corcoran Promise Corcoran Chamber of Commerce 2016
Cuesta Promise Cuesta College 2014
De Anza College Promise De Anza College 2018
EVC Promise (San Jose Promise) Evergreen Valley College 2018
Folsom Lake College/Rancho Cordova College Promise Folsom Lake College 2017
Foothill College Promise Foothill College 2018
Foundation Promise Scholarship City College San Francisco 2018
Free City City College San Francisco 2017
Gavilan College Promise Gavilan Community College 2018
Golden Promise Golden West College 2018
Grossmont-Cuyamaca Promise Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District 2018
Hancock Promise Allan Hancock College 2018
Inyo Promise Owens Valley Unified School District 2014
Kern Promise Bakersfield College 2017
Long Beach College Promise Long Beach City College/Long Beach Unified School District/CSU Long Beach 2008
Los Angeles Promise Los Angeles Community College District Office 2017
Los Rios Promise Los Rios Community College District 2018
Mammoth Lakes Foundation Scholarship Mammoth Lakes Foundation 2003
Merced College Promise Merced College Foundation 2018
MiraCosta Promise MiraCosta College 2017
Mission First Scholarship Mission College 2018
Montclair Online to College Chaffey College 2018
Monterey Peninsula College Promise Monterey Peninsula College 2018
Moreno Valley College Promise Initiative Moreno Valley College 2016
Napa Valley College Promise Napa Valley College 2018
Oakland Promise Oakland Mayor’s Office 2016
Ohlone Promise Ohlone College 2012
Ontario Community College Promise City of Ontario 2017
Ontario-Montclair Promise Scholarship Ontario-Montclair Promise 2017
Oxnard Promise Oxnard College 2017
Palomar Promise Palomar College 2017
Pasadena City College Promise Pasadena City College 2017
Pirates’ Promise Orange Coast College 2018
plEDGE at the College of the Desert College of the Desert 2017
Richmond Promise West Contra Costa Unified School District 2016
Rio Hondo College Promise Rio Hondo College 2017
Riverside City College (RCC) Promise Program Riverside City College 2017
Saddleback College Promise Saddleback College 2018
Salinas Valley Promise Hartnell College 2018
San Diego Promise San Diego Community College District 2016
San Jose Promise San Jose Evergreen Community College District 2017
San Marcos Promise (PACE) The San Marcos Promise 2009
Santa Ana College Promise Santa Ana College 2016
Santa Barbara City College Promise Santa Barbara City College Foundation 2017
Santa Cruz County College Commitment (S4C) Cabrillo College 2012
Santa Monica College Promise Santa Monica College 2017
Shasta Promise Shasta College 2018
Siskiyou Promise College of the Siskiyous 2016
Skyline College Promise Scholars Skyline College 2018
Solano Community College Promise Solano Community College 2018
South Bay Promise El Camino College 2014
Southwestern College Promise Southwestern College 2017
Valley-Bound Commitment San Bernardino Valley College 2008
Ventura College Promise Ventura College 2006
West Hills CCD President’s Scholars West Hills Community College District 1998
West Sacramento Promise City of West Sacramento 2017
West Valley College Community Grant West Valley Community College 2016
Woodland Community College Promise Woodland Community College 2018
Yuba College Promise Yuba College 2018