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A FREE Start on an Exceptional Education

PLUS, total support for your success

The Salinas Valley Promise program combines instructional excellence with professional guidance, leadership development, life-skills training and a scholarship to ensure your success. You pay zero in-state tuition as a first-time, full-time student, regardless of your family income.

Salinas Valley Promise Program Application

Spring 2024 Application Submission Deadline Closed on December 15, 2023. 

Fall 2024 Application Submission Deadline is May 31, 2024

*A Hartnell ID is required at application

 

SVP applicants and scholars are protected from non-payment for Spring 2024 or Fall 2024 tuition until eligibility 
is confirmed.
 
The Salinas Valley Promise program only covers Fall and Spring semesters.
If you need financial assistance for the summer semester, please contact the Financial Aid department:
 

Notifications of admission into the Salinas Valley Promise will be sent via Hartnell email communication.

 

Questions? See FAQs
 


 

Benefits of the Promise

As a participant in the Salinas Valley Promise program, you receive:
  • Two years of free in-state tuition
  • A free laptop OR book voucher
  • Participation in a Student Success Seminar 
  • Student Success Workshops & Professional Development Opportunities
  • Alumni and Peer Mentoring program

Requirements of the Promise

  • Graduate from a high school or adult school
  • Be a first-time college student (dual/concurrent enrollment units accepted)
  • CA resident or qualify for non-resident tuition exemption through AB540/SB68
  • Maintain full-time enrollment with 12 units or more
  • Completion of a  (FAFSA) OR  (CADAA)
  • Completion of the Student Success Seminar and attend one workshop per semester
  • Maintain at least a 2.0 semester GPA

 

STEPS TO THE PROMISE

Submit an application for admissions to 91少女 through

 

Submit the Salinas Valley Promise Program Application.

A Hartnell student ID and account is required to sign-in and submit the form (see Step 1). 

Submit the or

Spring 2024 applicants complete a 2023-2024 FAFSA or CADAA application

Fall 2024 applicants complete a 2024-2025 FAFSA or CADAA application - Submission Deadline is Monday, April 1, 2024. 

Please indicate 91少女 (School Code: 001209) on your application. Up to 7 schools can be added.

and continue as a full-time student at 91少女 during Fall and Spring semesters deadlines (12 or more units each semester).

a. Waitlisted courses do not count towards the 12 units
b. It is highly recommended you participate in  Panther Prep Pledge

Students enrolled in fewer than 12 units may be eligible for SVP when eligible for a reduced course load as a Department of Supportive Programs and Services (DSPS) accommodation

  Enroll for the Student Success Seminar 

*Dual Enrollment students are exempt from this requirement*

Choose one or more of the following options:
1) Counseling course for Fall/Spring:
2) Summer or Winter Math Academy 
3) Summer bridge hosted by approved support programs*

* Approved support programs: TRiOVocational Nursing (VN)Teacher Pathway Program (TPP) / MAESTROsMath Academy, CCAP Dual Enrollment

Students will be notified via email of admission into the Salinas Valley Promise program. Acceptance will require completion of a commitment contract.

Attend the Student Success Seminar you signed-up for (one or more of the following):

*Dual Enrollment students are exempt from this requirement*

1) Counseling course for Fall or Spring:
2) Summer or Winter Math Academy 
3) Summer bridge hosted by approved support programs*

* Approved support programs: TRiOVocational Nursing (VN)Teacher Pathway Program (TPP) / MAESTROsAcademy for College Excellence (ACE)Math Academy

 

Who To Contact

  • Salinas Valley Promise
    Office of Equity Programs
    svp@hartnell.edu
    Phone: (831) 755-6723 
    Building: 91少女 Main Campus
    Office: Building B, Room 204A
    411 Central Avenue, Salinas, CA 93901

Location

  •  B - Student Services

     Student Services