Chabot College Promise Free Tuition

The Chabot College Promise offers free tuition to first-time, full-time students for their 1st and 2nd year, while meeting eligibility requirements.

What Does it Cover?

The Chabot College Promise Program:

  • Covers only the $46 per unit enrollment/tuition fee at Chabot College. 

It does not cover:

  • Student fees.
  • Books, supplies and materials fees required for classes.
  • Other non-tuition fees. See college fees.
Contact Us

Ariel Nelson
Chabot College Promise Financial Aid Advisor
Phone 510.723.7673

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible, a Chabot College student must meet these requirements:

  • Office must receive FAFSA or Dream Act Application by August 1st, 2024.

  • Must enroll in 12 or more units and complete 12 units per semester.
    For Fall 2024 incoming students, it means Fall 2024 - Spring 2025 and Fall 2025 - Spring 2026.

  • Must be a First Time college student, and not have attended any other institution of higher education. Excludes prior concurrent enrollment students, and any summer enrollment.

  • Students who were not a part of a concurrent enrollment program or students who participated in dual enrollment must submit an official high school transcript to the college. 
  • Must be a California resident or AB 540 student.

  • There is no income requirement.

  • There is no minimum high school GPA requirement.

How Does it Work

  1. Apply to Chabot College

  2. Submit FAFSA or CA Dream Act before August 1st, 2024 deadline.

  3. Complete and meet all Chabot College Promise Program requirements.

  4. Incoming students completing the previous steps will automatically be considered for the Chabot College Promise, and will receive either:

    1. The California College Promise Grant (CCPG) fee waiver;
    2. OR, the Chabot College Promise for free college tuition.

  5. Must successfully complete a minimum of 12 units in the current semester to be considered for the following semester award (excluding summer semester).