Mesa College Promise Application Deadline is July 15

July 9, 2024 at 12:00 am

Monday, July 15, is the deadline to apply for assistance from theMesa College Promiseprogram for the 2024-2025 academic year. Mesa College Promise offers two years of tuition and fees at Mesa Community College (MCC) for eligible 2024 Mesa high school graduates and eligible Mesa residents 24 years or older.

Mesa College Promise is open to Mesa residents who meet the following requirements:

Demonstrating financial need through FAFSA completion and supporting documentationEarned a high school diploma or GEDHave not earned a college degreeEnrolling at MCC in a minimum of 6 credits as a degree or certificate-seeking student in an eligible program of study

This will be the first academic year that Mesa residents 24 and older can apply for assistance. Mesa Mayor John Giles launched Mesa College Promise in 2021 as a public-private partnership with MCC and the corporate sector to eliminate one of the top attainment barriers for adult learners. This program allows many in our community to upskill or reskill at no cost. Applications to the Mesa College Promise program are being acceptedonlinefor the 2024-2025 academic year for eligible 2024 Mesa high school graduates and newly eligible adults.

One of the first Promise Programs in the state, Mesa College Promise welcomed the first group of 88 students to MCC in the Fall 2021 semester, 201 students in Fall 2022 and approximately 200 Promise students in Fall 2023. More than 70% of the students are the first in their families to attend college. The program supports the Achieve60 statewide attainment goal that at least 60% of all Arizona adults have a high-value workforce certification or college degree by 2030. A recentstatewide surveyshows 86% of residents support that goal.

Mesa College Promise scholars greatly appreciate the financial support made possible through the generosity of individual and organizational philanthropic contributions. Additionally, students value the services participation in the program affords them access to ensure their academic success.

More than $760,000 dollars of government and business private match funds have been donated to Mesa College Promise since its inception. Google has donated $100,000 for the program's expansion to include newly eligible adults.

Full details about Mesa College Promiseand the application link are available