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Copper Mountain Promise Program

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Free Tuition and Free Book Vouchers 2022-2023

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

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

  • File a Financial Aid Application (FAFSA or CADAA) for the 2022/2023 year
  • Begin attending college as a first-time student during summer/fall 2022 or spring 2023
  • 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 $5 student fees

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

  • File a Financial Aid Application (FAFSA or CADAA) for the 2022/2023 year
  • Began attending college as a first-time student during summer, fall, or spring 2021 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 $5 student fees

Tuition via California Promise Grant (formerly known as BOG Waiver): Students do not have to pay tuition; they do have to pay student fees ($5 Student Government fees each fall and spring semester). We collect eligibility from the FAFSA or CADAA 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, students 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 is 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.