Merritt College Promise

Merritt College offers free tuition for the full-time student’s enrolled in their first year of college. The AB19 bill provides state funding to California Community Colleges to help eligible students complete their educational goals.  It allows districts to decide what is best for their students, whether that is to cover fees for the first time, full-time students, or make use of program funding in other ways that meet the goals of the legislation. Each district and each college may implement the California College Promise (AB19) in different ways.

AB19 Benefits
   • Tuition waived – First Year of College

Merritt College AB19 Eligibility Criteria
  • First-time college student
  • Must be enrolled in 12 units each semester (except Summer)
  • CA Resident or Non-Resident Exempt
  • Complete the FAFSA or CA Dream Act
  • List our school code 001267
  • Not eligible to receive the CCPG (formerly BOG fee waiver)
  • Apply for the California College Promise Apply Here