Year One Promise at College of San Mateo - What's Included?
Your first year free!
Year One Promise

What's Included?

The Year One Promise program provides the following support for the first year that a student is enrolled (beginning in Fall semester and continuing through Spring semester and Summer session).


  • Enrollment fees
  • Health Services Fee
  • Student Representation Fee
  • Student Body Fee
  • Up to $750 for books

Academic Support

  • Priority Registration
  • Personalized Counseling
  • Personalized Student Education Plan (SEP)
Note: Fees are covered for CSM fees only.

The Year One Promise Scholarship is a last-dollar scholarship. This means students must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Dream Act application. Once all other sources of financial aid are determined, the scholarship will cover remaining tuition and fees.