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The Norco College Promise Program is designed to help first-time full-time​ college students who do not qualify for the California College Promise Grant. Students who commit to the Promise Program and maintain eligibility receive financial support during their first two years to increase their success and make college more affordable.

The Promise Program covers the $46/unit enrollment fee for the Fall and Spring semesters.


  • ​Must be a first-time college student (and have not enrolled at Norco College or another college/university after high school graduation).
  • Must be a CA resident or AB540 eligible.
  • Must apply for financial aid and complete all required documents. Promise Program students must not be eligible for or receiving funding from the California College Promise Grant (CCPG).
  • Must identify Norco College as your "home" college.
  • Must maintain full-time enrollment (12 units or more) each fall and spring term.
  • Must maintain a 2.0 GPA.​


  • Complete Norco College admissions application for Summer 2024 or Fall 2024.
  • Complete a 2024-2025 financial aid application (FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application).
  • Complete the Promise Program online application (click here) by May 31, 2024.
    • PLEASE NOTE: You will need to log into the Promise Program Application with your Norco College student e-mail address (ending in @student.rccd.edu) and password. Visit WebAdvisor to look up your student e-mail address (click “Learn Your RCCD Email Address"). If you do not know your e-mail password, contact Admissions and Records at admissions@norcocollege.edu or call (951) 372-7002.​

We will review applications in June 2024. Either a conditional acceptance letter or a denial letter will be sent to your Norco College e-mail in July 2024 based on review of your eligibility.

Please contact ​us at NorcoPromise@norcocollege.edu with any questions.