Year One Promise at College of San Mateo - Overview
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Your first year free!
Year One Promise


Get Your First Year of College Free!

Beginning in Fall 2018, first-year, full-time students can attend CSM for free and receive up to $750 towards the cost of textbooks. The Year One Promise program will pay for the fall, spring and summer terms of a student's first year.

As part of the program, students are required to participate in intensive counseling support, workshops, and other services designed to get students off to a good start.  

Students should complete the application as soon as possible. Priority deadline for consideration for the Year One Promise is May 1, 2018.

To qualify, students must have completed their high school degree, GED/HSE, or Adult Education in the U.S. after October 1, 2017.

The Year One Promise Scholarship is not need based -- anyone can apply. Priority will be given to recent, local high school and adult school graduates. 

How to Apply

Before applying for the Year One Promise Scholarship, please be sure you have completed the Admissions Application. You will be assigned a Student ID (G#), which you will need to fill out the scholarship application.

Contact Us

Year One Promise

Claudia Menjivar
Director of Financial Aid Services
(650) 574-6146

Allie Fasth
Year One Program Services Coordinator
College Center Building 10, Room 437
(650) 574-6384

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