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Pirates' Promise Program

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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 free tuition for a year (Fall - Spring semesters).

Eligibility Criteria

Students who meet all of the following criteria will be eligible to receive free tuition (until program capacity is reached) for the Fall and Spring semesters:

Submit a Pirates' Promise application

Program Requirements:

Eligible students whose application has been processed and confirmed must maintain the following requirements in order to continue to receive Spring uition:

  • Complete a comprehensive educational plan by the end of the Fall semester
  • Maintain mandatory units of enrollment* (see criteria above)
  • Achieve a minimum of 2.0 GPA and be in good standing

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