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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.  Current college students may qualify if they are within their second semester of college. 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)