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Solano Promise Program

The Solano Promise Program is a financial aid program created by California state law AB 19 and Solano Community College for students who are California residents and are in their first or second year of college. The Solano Promise Program helps eligible students with enrollment fees, parking permits, and a $200 Bookstore credit for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters.

Eligibility Criteria:
  • California resident or AB 540 resident as determined by the Admissions and Records Office
  • First or second year college student
  • Complete 2019-20 FAFSA or CA Dream Act application by the Census Date
  • Not receive another type of enrollment fee waiver, such as the California College Promise Grant (CCPG, formerly known as the Board of Governors or BOG) Fee Waiver or Veterans Fee Waiver
  • Enroll in 12 or more units by Census Date (DSP students may be eligible for an exception)
  • For the $200 Bookstore credit, complete and submit the Solano Promise Commitment to the Financial Aid Office by the Friday of the first week of classes
To apply for the Solano Promise Program:
  1. File the 2019-20 FAFSA (www.fafsa.gov) or the CA Dream Act Application (CADAA) (https://dream.csac.ca.gov) by Census Date, the Monday of the fourth week of the semester. The Solano Community College school code is 001292. For FAFSA help, check the FAFSA Lab hours on our Important Dates & Deadlines at http://www.solano.edu/financial_aid/dates.php
    • Fall 2019 Census Date is September 3, 2019
    • Spring 2020 Census Date is February 3, 2020
  2. Complete your Financial Aid Red Flag requirements on your MySolano account. Contact the Financial Aid Office for help.
  3. For the $200 Bookstore Credit, complete and submit the Promise Commitment Form at http://www.solano.edu/promise/ to the Financial Aid Office indicating your enrollment in 12 units by the Friday of the first week of classes. The form is only required one time. Students who miss the Bookstore Credit deadline can still be eligible for the other benefits.
    • Fall 2019 Promise Commitment Form deadline is August 16, 2019
    • Spring 2020 Promise Commitment Form deadline is January 17, 2020
  4. For transfer students, submit the Solano Promise Transfer Form to determine your first or second year college eligibility at http://www.solano.edu/SSBFA/1920/SolanoPromiseCommitmentforTransferStudents.pdf.
  5. For DSP students who cannot enroll full-time, meet with your DSP counselor to get an exception and submit to the Financial Aid Office
  6. Eligible students will receive further instructions and the award will be on their MySolano account

Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.