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The Ventura College Promise
The Ventura College Promise Grant Application is OPEN NOW through your MyVCCCD Portal!
The application will be open from May 15th- June 30th, 2013.
The Ventura College Promise
The Ventura College Promise is a program sponsored by the Ventura College Foundation that is designed:
To remove the economic barriers to education for graduating Ventura County high school seniors
To improve the college-going rate in Ventura County
To enhance the quality of the workforce in Ventura County
The "Promise" is that qualified Ventura County high school graduates will have their enrollment fees covered during their first year of attendance at Ventura College. This same promise is extended to students who have successfully completed their GED requirements or who have completed the coursework for high school in the current year, but have not yet passed their exit exam. Expenses covered by the Ventura College Promise include the per-unit cost of classes, the Student Rep fee, the Health fee, and the Student Center fee.
To qualify, the recent Ventura County high school graduate must:
Make a commitment to attend Ventura College for the two consecutive Fall/Spring semesters they are eligible for the Ventura College Promise, immediately following their high school graduation.
Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
Complete a Ventura College application for admission www.venturacollege.edu
Take the college's assessment examination in Math and English.
Work with a Ventura College counselor to develop an education plan and goal; and/or enroll in a counseling workshop
- Submit a Ventura College Promise Application online by the application deadline.
We encourage students to take as many units as they wish as there is no minimum or maximum number of units that must be taken while enrolled in the Ventura College Promise.
Applications will be accepted May 15th- June 30th, 2013. There are a limited number of Promise Grants that will be awarded each year based on available funding, but all qualified applicants will have an equal chance of being selected. Recipients will be selected through a lottery system.
Ventura College counselors will continue to share the details of this program with prospective students during their ongoing visits to area high schools. Interested individuals can also contact a Ventura College counselor at (805) 654-6448 or the Ventura College Foundation Office at (805) 289-6461.
Campaign For College Opportunity: One of 15 "Practices With Promises" 2008
League for Innovation: Named as an "Innovation of the Year" 2009
The VC Promise in the News
Winter 2007, Community College League of California The NEWS
"Ventura Promise" Breaks New Ground
Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007, The Ventura County Star
Colleges offering to help students with tuition costs
Sunday, Dec. 31. 2006, The Ventura County Star
Ventura College Foundation to pay first-year fees
Sábado 30 de diciembre de 2006, Mi Estrella
Una promesa de ayuda para estudiantes del Colegio de Ventura
December 2006, The Ventura County Star
Foundation expanding help for new Ventura College students
March 5, 2006, The Ventura County Star
Ventura Promise grants open door to junior college
March 2006, Student Voice
Foundation removes barriers with scholarship opportunities