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Eligibility Requirements

  • Fall 2018 first-time in college students who received the SMC Promise in their first-year at SMC who completed 12 units with a D or better in both fall 2018 and spring ​2019.

  • Spring 2019 first-time in college students who received the SMC Promise in spring 2019 who completed 12 units with a D or better.​ 

  • Must submit either a  FAFSA or California Dream Act Application (AB540 students).

  • Must enroll and complete at least 12 units with a D or better to retain eligibility. Grades other than A, B, C, D, P do not count in the 12 units.​

Benefits

  • ​If you qualify for the California College Promise Grant--$1,000 Book Voucher

    • $500 textbook/course materials voucher for fall 2019

    • $500 textbook/course materials voucher for spring 2020

    • FREE A.S. membership, ID Card, and Health Fee

  • If you do not qualify for the California College Promise Grant

    • ​Free enrollment fees: Tuition, A.S. membership, ID Card, and Health Fee valued at approximately $1,500!

  • Counseling support in the Welcome Center

  • Opportunity to be a mentor to a first-year SMC Promise student

FAQs

How do I get my book voucher?

If you qualify, go to the SMC Bookstore between August 12 and October 25 to get your fall books/course materials; and from February 3 to April 24 to get your spring books/course materials. You must stay enrolled in 12 units to use the voucher.

When will you pay for my enrollment fees?

Your enrollment fees will be paid at the end of the semester. Stay enrolled in 12 units to ensure fees are paid. 

How do I get my Student ID card?

Go to the Cashier's Office in the Student Services Center. Let them know you are a SMC Promise student.

What if I already paid for my books or enrollment fees?

For books and course materials, just take your receipt to the Bookstore and ask for a refund. For fees, reimbursements will be processed after the end of the semester.

What if I have questions?

Go to the Welcome Center. Phone: 310-434-8101. Email: welcomecenter@smc.edu.​