Pilot Program to Help Community College Students Expands | NBC 7 San Diego

Pilot Program to Help Community College Students Expands

The San Diego Promise program started at the San Diego Community College district last year as a pilot program with 200 students.

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    The San Diego Promise program has been extended to help over 600 students pay for their community college education in San Diego next year. The program began as a pilot program for 200 students. NBC 7’s Elena Gomez reports. (Published Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016)

    A program that helps students pay for community college will be extended to help more students next year, administrators said Tuesday.

    The San Diego Promise program started at the San Diego Community College district last year as a pilot program with 200 students.

    In 2017, the program will help 600 more students by paying enrollment fees and providing grants for books. Students who enroll at City, Mesa and Miramar colleges are eligible for the financial aid.

    Students in the program are required to take 12 units, show academic progress in their school work and also complete eight hours of community service.

    The District is hoping to get endowments to continue the program into the future.

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