Taft College Promise Program

Taft College is making an investment in our local students and filling in the financial gap!  

We are providing a Taft College Promise to local high school graduates in our service area to help remove financial barriers to students who attend Taft College full-time.

For students who have applied and completed their financial aid file, and there is a gap between the student’s financial aid award and the tuition and fees, Taft College Promise will cover the difference, so these students have no cost to attend college. In addition, the Taft College Promise Program will help to reduce the cost of textbooks and supplies up to $250 per semester for those students not receiving financial aid to cover the cost. The Promise Program pays last after financial aid and other benefits programs.

All Taft College Promise students are required to maintain full-time status, which is a minimum of 12 units and are strongly encouraged to take classes during the summer session to accelerate movement toward graduation. Promise students work with an experienced academic counselor who meets with the students regularly and provides comprehensive academic, social, and personal support. 

How Can We Help?

Worried about paying for classes?

Taft College Promise Students are eligible to have their enrollment fees waived for up to two years starting during freshman year. Focus on school and let us worry about the rest.

Taft College Promise Students who are not eligible for financial aid have access to book grants to help cover the cost of the books and supplies they will need for their classes.

The Taft College Promise Program gives students access to a specific counselor to ensure they are on the right path to achieving their goals.

Program Requirements

Local Graduate

To be eligible, students must have recently graduated from a local high school. Eligible high schools include Taft Union High School, Maricopa High School, and Buena Vista Continuation High School.

Students must also be eligible for in-state tuition.

Apply for Financial Aid

Students must complete the appropriate application for financial aid. This includes the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application (CADAA).

Students are not required to qualify for financial aid.

Enroll Full Time

Taft College Promise Students must enroll in a minimum of 12 units every Fall and Spring they attend to stay eligible for the program.

Student Success

During their first Fall semester, every Promise student is required to take the Student Success course with the program counselor, Dr. Vicki Jacobi.

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Contact Us

Dr. Vicki Jacobi
Counselor, Promise Program
Phone: 661-763-7719
Email: vjacobi@taftcollege.edu 

Lori Murphy
Special Programs Coordinator
Phone: 661-763-7914
Email: lmurphy@taftcollege.edu