MENDOCINO Co., 12/27/19 — If you’re a full time college student, or thinking about becoming one, there’s a program at Mendocino College that might provide some financial assistance towards completing your degree. Mendocino College announced the extension of the “Promise Program” recently, which provides free tuition to eligible students, and will now run through the fall semester of 2020.
The Promise Program covers two semesters of full time tuition for eligible students. Enrollment is currently underway for spring semester 2020, so students who are eligible should be able to apply for tuition assistance through fall 2020. Classes start on January 21 — you can learn more information at the college’s website about available degree programs and other classes, and register here as a currently enrolled student.
Here’s the full press release from Mendocino College, below. To learn more about the promise program, check out the program website.
MENDOCINO COLLEGE EXTENDS PROMISE PROGRAM, SPRING 2020 ENROLLMENT BEGINS
Mendocino College is pleased to announce the Promise Program, which provides free tuition to eligible students, will be extended through the Fall 2020 semester.
In order for Mendocino College students to be eligible for the Promise Program, they must be a resident of California, have submitted a FAFSA or California Dream Act Application, be a first-time college student, successfully completed 15 units in their first semester (fall 2019 or spring 2020) and enroll in a minimum of 15 units in their second semester (spring or fall 2020). Once eligible students complete their first semester and enroll in 15 units the following semester, they will receive a grant that covers all out of pocket enrollment fees for the two semesters. More information about the Promise Program can be found at www.mendocino.edu/promise.
Registration is now underway for the spring 2020 semester. Day, evening, and weekend classes begin January 21. With campuses in Ukiah, Fort Bragg, Willits, and Lakeport, Mendocino College offers 55 associate degrees and 34 certificate programs to prepare students for in-demand careers. 10 degrees and eight certificates are also offered completely online and nine others at least 50 percent online.
According to Dean of Centers, Amanda Xu, “We are excited to continue expanding our innovative schedules at all of our satellite locations. Our Centers are a great way to offer educational opportunities to our rural community members.”
The Coast Center in Fort Bragg is continuing to build upon its offering of pre-health track courses such as Concepts of Biology and Medical Terminology in order to serve students on the coast interested in pursuing in demand health care careers.
The Lake Center in Lakeport is offering several career oriented night classes designed for working adults interested in entering or advancing in specific career fields including: Business, Child Development, Administration of Justice, Human Services, and Emergency Medical Services (EMT).
The North County Center in Willits is continuing its Weekends to Success program. Weekends to Success offers high value hybrid classes that meet once a month on Saturdays or twice a month on Friday evenings. These strategically scheduled courses are geared towards full-time working students.
Currently enrolled students can register for classes through My Mendo, which can be found by visiting my.mendocino.edu. New students can apply online at www.mendocino.edu. For additional assistance, call the Office of Admissions and Records at 707.468.3101.Mendocino College press release