The Hancock Promise
Starting summer 2018, The Hancock Promise provides high school graduates with the opportunity to get their first year of tuition for free at Allan Hancock College. The program removes financial barriers and creates pathways to increase college readiness, access, affordability, and success for all students and their families.
The Hancock Promise is open to all students who enroll at Hancock immediately after graduating from a high school, including public, charter, private or home schools, or complete a GED or a HiSET credential, located within the Allan Hancock Joint Community College District. Undocumented students, whether AB540 eligible or not, are eligible for The Hancock Promise as long as they graduated from a district high school and immediately enroll at Allan Hancock College.
To be eligible, students must submit application to the college; complete financial aid applications; meet with a counselor to complete a first-year plan; and register for a minimum of 12 units in fall semesters at Hancock. Promise students must maintain a 2.0 GPA in the fall in order to be eligible for The Hancock Promise in the spring semester; and complete one math and one English class during their first year at the college.
Funding for The Hancock Promise comes entirely from public donations from generous people and business in the community.