All first-time college students, including those who have earned college units while still in high school, who:

  • are California residents or AB540 eligible
  • complete a FAFSA or California Dream Act application
  • enroll in and complete 12 or more units each quarter
Yes! You do not have to be a recent high school graduate to take advantage of this program. Just be a first-time college student and a CA resident OR AB540 eligible, and that's it!
The value is $372 for one 12-unit quarter, or $1,116 for Fall, Winter and Spring quarters with 12 units taken each quarter. Compare that to $5,742 in tuition per academic year at a California State University school when enrolled in more than six units per term.
The Lake Tahoe College Promise program covers all tuition costs for Fall, Winter and Spring quarters for any first-time, full-time college student.
Not at this time. However, more than 80 courses at LTCC offer free open source textbooks and other course materials to help save you money. And, the Roberta Mason Library on LTCC's campus also provides many course textbooks for limited, free check-out. And, LTCC's Equity Office and other programs on campus also offer free textbook lending programs for qualifying students.
Tuition fees will be waived once student eligibility for College Promise is determined. No direct cash disbursements will occur.
The program is for the first year only at this time.
Completion of 12 units each quarter is a requirement of the College Promise program. Students who don't maintain full-time status (minimum 12 units) become ineligible for the program.