Feather River College Promise Scholarship Program

Feather River College Promise Scholarship Program

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As of July 3, 2019. Information subject to change without notice.

Through Assembly Bill 19, funds are available to community college districts to “advance the goals of the legislation.” The law allows districts to decide the best use of the funding for their student population. Feather River College chose to use the funds for the FRC Promise Scholarship, with the overall goal of providing free tuition to all first-time, full-time California resident students. The FRC Promise Scholarship waives California Enrollment Fees ($46 per unit) for new, first-time, full-time Feather River College students who are not eligible for the California College Promise Grant (CCPG) and/or the Federal Pell Grant. The 2019-2020 state budget authorized districts to cover a second year of enrollment fees for qualifying students.

All first-time students, second-year students, or students who earned college units while participating in concurrent enrollment and/or dual enrollment while in high school, who also:

  • are California residents or AB540 eligible
  • complete a FAFSA or CADAA
  • enroll in 12 or more units per semester
  • meet with an academic Advisor/Counselor to develop a Student Education Plan (SEP)
  • complete new student orientation

No. Second year fees can only be paid for students who were first-time students the year before and who were full-time during one or more primary terms (fall, spring) of the prior year.

No. Any second year student who was a first-time student the year before and was full-time may have the fees waived using FRC Promise funds. The student may have attended another college or multiple colleges totaling 12 or more units per primary term and participate for their second college year. See question 'Who is Eligible', bullet points 1-5, for additional requirements.

No, the FRC Promise Scholarship is a separate program, which pays enrollment fees for first time, full-time students who do not qualify for a CCPG and/or the Federal Pell Grant and meet the other requirements.

Yes! The FRC Promise Scholarship is not awarded on the basis of financial need. See question 'Who is Eligible' for additional eligibility information.

A student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.00, enroll in and complete 12 or more units on average per semester and meet with their advisor/counselor prior to the spring or the following consecutive semester of enrollment for each semester they wish to receive funding.

The FRC Promise Scholarship covers California enrollment fees ($46 per unit); it does not cover a student’s health ($18/fall & spring; $15/summer), transit ($1.50/unit) and student representation ($2/semester) fees.

No, only tuition. However, students may inquire with CalWorksEOPSTRiO and Student Equity as these programs can provide assistance with books/supplies.

No, students will still be responsible for the health ($18/fall & spring; $15/summer), transit ($1.50/unit) and student representation ($2/semester) fees.

Students’ fees will be automatically applied to their student account balance once their eligibility has been determined. The FRC Promise Scholarship will waive enrollment fees after the census date each semester. However, if your enrollment fees were paid prior to eligibility determination, your enrollment fees will be reimbursed.

For two academic years. For example, if a student begins in:

  • Spring 2020 – receives for spring 2020, summer 2020, fall 2020, and spring 2021 semesters
  • Summer 2020 – receives for summer 2020, fall 2020, spring 2021, summer 2021, fall 2021, and spring 2022 semesters
  • Fall 2020 – receives for fall 2020, spring 2021, summer 2021, fall 2021, and spring 2022 semesters

Yes! For spring 2020, summer 2020, fall 2020, and spring 2021 semesters.

The student may receive an FRC Promise Scholarship only during two award years. Therefore, the student could attend for spring of the first award year, and then only for summer, fall and spring of the second award year.

Completion of 12 units is a requirement. Students who do not complete 12 units may become ineligible for the next term.

First-time students should complete the following steps:

  1. Complete the FRC Admissions Application at: frc.edu – click on “Apply Now”
  2. Complete the FAFSA or CADAA
  3. Meet with an Academic Advisor/Counselor to discuss course options, develop a Student Education Plan (SEP) Schedule your advising appointment now
  4. Enroll in at least 12 units
  5. New students complete new student orientation
  6. Second year students should complete b, c, and d

Have questions? Please feel free to contact the Financial Aid Office by phone at (530) 283-0202 Ext. 603, email, or come in and we'll be happy to help you!