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Must Meet All:

  • Be a California Resident or AB540 Student
  • Qualify for the California College Promise Grant (Formerly BOG Enrollment Fee Waiver) A or B
  • Full-time enrollment - 12 units minimum
  • Must have less than 70 degree units from all colleges attended (official transcripts are required)
  • Be in good standing with College of the Desert

And Meet One of the Following Criteria:

  • Have not earned a high school diploma or GED
  • Graduated from high school with less than a 2.5 grade point average
  • Previously enrolled in remedial course work in high school or college
  • Other program specific criteria
    • The student is a first generation college student (neither parent has successfully attended college); or
    • The student is a member of an underrepresented group targeted by district/college student equity goals; or
    • The primary language spoken in the student's home is/was non-English.
    • The student is a current or former foster youth.