Community Grant

WVC Community Grant

Part of the San Jose Promise and West Valley College Promise* 

The WVC Community Grant supports first-generation and historically underrepresented students

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 Attention Class of 2017 High School Grads
We'll Pay For Your First Year of College

Includes: One-Year Free tuition, Textbook Vouchers and Transportation Support, which can include free parking.
This offer is limited, so apply soon.


  Eligibility Requirements

Students must be 2017 high school graduates from a public, private, or home school program.

Students must live in the City of San Jose or within the West Valley College service area.
The service area is defined by the boundaries of the Los Gatos-Saratoga and Campbell Union High School Districts.
Determine if you live in the WVC service area:

  • Students need to apply to WVC and receive a student I.D. number before  completing the Community Grant application.
    Apply to West Valley College
  • Final high school transcripts or diploma with posted graduation date must be received in the WVC Outreach office or via email by August 5, 2017
  • Students are required to enroll in a minimum of 12 units by Friday, September 9, 2017
  • The grant and promise programs are for the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters only
  • Students need to complete the "Big 3" - Assessment, Orientation, and Educational Plan before the grant is credited
  • Students eligible for the Board of Governor's fee waiver (BOGW) will receive the free tuition credit through that program. The college will pay other applicable student fees as part of the grant
  • Proof of residency is required

Begin Grant Application

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* The West Valley College Promise Program is funded by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and the West Valley-Mission Community College District Land Corporation. College Promise is intended to help high school students to transition smoothly to college and encourage them to succeed. The services and resources include: free enrollment fees; textbook grant awards, test preparation & college course preparation workshops, summer/weekend academies, field trips and university site visits.  The WVC College Promise Program is also intended to provide early college readiness and career exploration for middle school students. 

Download the West Valley College Promise Grant

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