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Promise Program

February 05, 2018

Rancho Cordova's Class of 2018 will have the opportunity to attend their first year of Folsom Lake College fee-free thanks to the Folsom Lake College/Rancho Cordova College Promise program. Applications for funding for the 2018-19 academic year are now being accepted through March 31, 2018.

To receive funding, students must be a current resident of the city of Rancho Cordova, graduate from high school or receive a GED during the 2017-18 academic year, and plan to enroll at Folsom Lake College full-time for the Fall 2018 semester. All students who meet these qualifications, regardless of income or high school GPA, and complete the online Promise application during the February 1 - March 31 application window will receive funding for their first semester. For those students that receive financial aid that covers their tuition fees, they will be able to use Promise funds for textbooks and class supplies.

This innovative grant program, now in its second year, is funded by the City of Rancho Cordova's Community Enhancement Fund. Due to the program's inaugural success, the City Council renewed and increased funding of the program to $150,000 for this year's graduating class. "The City of Rancho Cordova is pleased to be the first in the region to fund and offer fee-free college education to its residents," said Mayor Linda Budge. "Providing educational opportunities for our residents, particularly our youth, helps them create personal success. And we know that personal success is the key ingredient in a successful community."

"The community response for the first funding cycle exceeded expectations with 151 students formally accepted into the program and we anticipate that we will match or exceed last year's numbers," said Folsom Lake College President Whitney Yamamura. "FLC's Rancho Cordova Center has become an integral educational and training resource for this diverse city and we look forward to strengthening and expanding our relationship with its citizens."

For more information and to apply, go to: www.flc.losrios.edu/promise.