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California Community Colleges

Orange Coast College Pirates' Promise Program - Orange Coast College is committed to the success of its students and wants to help them accelerate their education in order to start their career or transfer sooner. The Pirates' Promise Program provides eligible students two years of free tuition and textbook support.

Eligibility Criteria - First Year Student:

  • First time college student: Has not attended OCC or any other institution as a college student prior to 2019-20.
  • California Resident: Must satisfy California residency requirements 
  • 12-unit enrollment: Enroll in 12 or more units at OCC
  • Apply for financial aid: Complete one of the following applications. Please note, this program will cover your tuition if you do NOT qualify for the California Promise Grant (formerly known as BOG):
    • The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or
    • The California Dream Act Application 


Website Updated by J. Chervony ( 09/28/08