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Copper Mountain Promise Program

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Free Tuition and Free Book Vouchers Fall 2020

The CMC Promise Program provides free tuition and $300 book/supply vouchers through the General Ernie Reid Bookstore.

To qualify for the First Year CMC Promise Program, you must:

  • File a FAFSA for the 2020/2021 year
  • Begin attending college as a first-time student during summer or fall 2020
  • Be a California Resident
  • Be enrolled in at least 12 units (You are expected to complete at least 12 units)
  • Submit the First Year Promise Program consideration form.
    1. Students enrolled in 12 or more units will receive:
      1. $300 Books & Supplies Voucher
      2. Free tuition; still have to pay $4 student fees

To qualify for the Second Year CMC Promise Program, you must:

  • File a FAFSA for the 2020/2021 year
  • Began attending college as a first-time student during summer or fall 2019 and earned a 2.0 GPA
  • Be a California Resident
  • Be enrolled in at least 12 units (You are expected to complete at least 12 units)
  • Submit the Second Year Promise Program consideration form.
    1. Students enrolled in 12 or more units will receive:
      1. $300 Books & Supplies Voucher
      2. Free tuition; still have to pay $4 student fees

Tuition via California Promise Grant (formerly known as BOG Waiver): Students do not have to pay tuition; they do have the pay student fees ($4 Student Government fees each fall and spring semester). We collect eligibility from the FAFSA application and include it automatically, if eligible.

If a student does not qualify for the California Promise Grant (formerly BOG Waiver), tuition is due; however, student will be refunded tuition amount after completing required units with at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA. The Student Government fee is not waived and still due for fall and spring semesters.

Copper Mountain Promise Program will run as long as there in State funding. Portions or all of this program are subject to change as State funding may change.

Additional Information about the Promise Program: California Community College Chancellors Office Promise Information

Institutions are able to determine if students are eligible for Promise Program(s) on an individual basis. With the changes that COVID-19 has introduced, many students had extenuating circumstances, which may have affected unit completion. At CMC, we look at each application and make a determination for eligibility.