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Mt. San Jacinto College Launches Tuition-Free MSJC Promise Program

June 17, 2019

Mt. San Jacinto College is excited to announce that beginning this fall, we are launching the MSJC Promise program that provides free tuition to first-time, full-time students.

“We know that tuition can be a major financial barrier that prevents people from attending college,” said Dr. Roger W. Schultz, Superintendent/President. “The MSJC Promise will remove that obstacle for incoming students who qualify. We urge students to take advantage of this great program to earn a high-quality college education tuition free at MSJC.”

To be eligible for the MSJC Promise, students must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Apply for admission at
  • Apply for and join the First-Year Experience program
  • Be a California resident or exempt group
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Be a first-time college student (no transfer units)
  • Apply for FAFSA or California Dream Act Application
  • Be enrolled in and complete at least 12 units per term in the Fall and Spring semesters
  • Take English and Math in the first year
  • Maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA while at MSJC

“We are doing what we can to help provide all residents of our communities more access to the quality higher education we offer at Mt. San Jacinto College, whether we’re providing free tuition or campuses closer to where our students live and work,” Schultz said. “We are committed to providing higher education that improves the quality of our students’ lives. We will continue to look for additional avenues to help make MSJC even more accessible to our communities.”

Those interested in the MSJC Promise program and enrolling at MSJC can learn more at All applications will be reviewed and considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on availability of funds.

MSJC’s Fall 2019 registration opens in July and the semester begins Aug. 12. For more information on getting started, call (951) 639-5313.

Mt. San Jacinto College serves about 26,000 students in a district covering 1,700 square miles from the San Gorgonio Pass to Temecula. 

In May, Mt. San Jacinto College awarded a record-breaking 3,314 degrees and certificates to 1,707 graduates.

MSJC graduates