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The CA Promise Program, known at Mt. SAC as Promise+Plus, is a combination of financial and support services to help first-time, college students be successful in their first two years of college. Promise+Plus provides a variety of financial benefits including money for textbooks and school supplies, free parking permits, campus dining cards, and much more! The Mt. SAC Promise+Plus Program does not pay for tuition.  However, 76% of Mt. SAC students get their fees waived by qualifying for the Promise Grant/Fee waiver by submitting the financial aid application. The program is for California Residents/AB540 eligible, first-time college students, that have never attended college*Dual Enrollment, Special Admit, and Articulation students may participate. 

There are only two ways to participate in Promise.  New students must start at Mt. SAC during the Summer term through one of two Summer Programs. Current credit, Mt. SAC students that are in their second semester of college from the following programs may be eligible to participate: Rising Scholars, DREAM, REACH Guardian Scholars, Noncredit/School of Continuing Education

Take a look at our benefits below to see what makes us different from other programs. Unlike most other CA Promise Programs, we provide benefits to part-time college students.   

For more information contact us at, (909) 274-5688.

Mt. SAC Promise+Plus Benefits

Benefits are subject to change based on grant funding

    • ONE YEAR of Early Registration


      • Three semesters of early registration at the start of the program 
    • FREE Money for Books

      FREE Money for Books 

      Free Book Grant each Fall and Spring  

        • Full-time students taking 12+ units receive a $250 book grant  
        • Part-time students with 6-11.5 units get a $125 book grant 
    • FREE Campus Dining Card

      FREE Campus Dinning Card 

      Free Campus Dinning Card each Fall and Spring 

      • Full-time students taking 12+ units receive a $100 card  
      • Part-time students with 6-11.5 units get a $50 card 
    • Reimbursement of Mandatory Fees (not tuition)

      Reimbursement of Mandatory Fees (not tuition) 

      • Receive a refund of the mandatory fees. Tuition is not covered by the Promise+Plus Program.  
      • Mandatory fees are approximately $50 and include the health services fee, transportation fee, student representation fee, and Associated Student Activities fee.   
      • Although the Mt. SAC Promise+Plus program does provide financial benefits to supplement the cost of attending college, it does not pay enrollment (tuition) fees
    • FREE Bus Pass or Parking Permit

      FREE Bus Pass or Parking Permit *while supplies last

       Whether you take the bus or drive to campus, we have you covered. The free bus pass gives you access to the Foothill Transit line 24/7. The free parking permit allows you to park in the student lots for free.  

    • FREE Laptop Loan


      • Use a loaned laptop throughout the semester for free through the Laptop Loan Program 
    • FREE Graphing Calculator Loan

      Loaned Graphing Calculator  

      Free Loaned Graphing Calculator  

      • Use a loaned graphing calculator valued at ($150) throughout the semester  
    • FREE Mountie Gear and School Supplies

      Free Mountie and School Supplies 

      • Program t-shirt 
      • Backpack  
      • School supplies each Fall and Spring 
      • Student Planner 
      • and more! 
    •  Workshops & Counseling

      We have Promise+Plus counselors to help you develop and stay on track with your academic goals. Campus workshops and events help students develop and strengthen their college identity.  

    • FREE Graduation Package

      Free Graduation Package *contingent on funding availability 

      • Graduate or transfer in two years and receive a free cap & gown, Promise Stole/Sash, and commencement gift package ($200 value)