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Pirates' Promise Program

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: In light of recent guidance, Orange Coast College is closed until further notice out of an abundance of caution for the safety of our students, faculty, and staff. Further campus updates can be found via this link: click here. 

During this temporary campus closure, Pirates’ Promise staff will continue to provide you support but in a virtual form. Available hours of service, Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm.

As in the past, you may reach us by email at freetuition@occ.cccd.edu and by phone at (714) 432-6887. We are currently responding to all emails and voicemails within 48 hours and remain available during our normal business hours.  

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Orange Coast College is committed to the success of its students and wants to help them accelerate their education in order to start their career or transfer sooner. The Pirates' Promise Program provides eligible students two years of free tuition and textbook support. 

Eligibility Criteria

Students who meet all of the following criteria will be eligible to receive free tuition and textbook support (until program capacity is reached) for their first and second year at OCC:


Submit a Pirates' Promise Program application:





Program Requirements:

Eligible students whose application has been processed and confirmed must maintain the following requirements in order to continue in the program the following semester:

  • Complete a comprehensive educational plan by the end of the first year
  • Maintain mandatory 12 units of enrollment
  • Achieve a minimum of 2.0 GPA and be in good standing



Questions? Contact us at freetuition@occ.cccd.edu.

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