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It’s the College’s promise to help all current and would-be students gain access to higher education. It’s a commitment to help pay tuition and fees for full-time students who receive partial Pell Grant funding.

The Promise is designed to remove economic barriers to education, to help more students attend college in the Salt Lake Valley, and to provide a pathway for students to complete their degrees.

Students will be eligible for Promise funding for fall semester 2016.

  • Be a Utah resident.
  • Receive a federal Pell Grant.
  • Be a full-time, credit-hour student (take 12-18 credit hours per semester).
  • Be a degree-seeking student with less than 90 attempted credit hours.
  • Meet with a College advisor to develop a 2-year degree plan in DegreeWorks.
  • Maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA and complete 70 percent of attempted courses.

There are no extra forms to fill out. Just do the following:

The Financial Aid Office will let you know through your MySLCC email account.

Yes, make an appointment with an academic advisor to create a degree plan, and file the plan in SLCC’s online DegreeWorks.

If you fall below 12 credit hours during the course-drop period, you will lose SLCC Promise funds.

SLCC Promise pays only tuition and student fees, not other academic costs.

If you qualify for a scholarship, VA benefits, employer-paid tuition, or other programs that fully pay tuition and fees, you are not eligible for SLCC Promise funds.

No. SLCC Promise is only available for spring and fall semesters.

You may be considered for SLCC Promise until you have 90 attempted credit hours. All college credits, including transfer credits, concurrent enrollment credits, credits earned from advanced placement, and credits from withdrawn courses count toward the 90 hours. SLCC Promise applies only to the first certificate and/or associate’s degree.

You’ll need to meet again with an academic advisor to create and lock in your new degree plan to remain eligible for the SLCC Promise as a continuing student.

Students enrolled at SLCC and another college or university who are receiving aid under a consortium agreement do not qualify for this program.