Students in computer labThree ways to get free tuition at WCC!

At Woodland Community College, we believe you should have the opportunity to achieve your goals without going into debt. If you're a recent high school graduate, you have the opportunity to qualify for financial support through any (or all) of our three Promise programs.

California College Promise Grant

for California REsidents

The California College Promise Grant is a state-sponsored program which waives enrollment fees for qualifying students.

How to Apply

WCC Promise Award

for all WCC Students 

The Woodland Community College Promise program will pay tuition for first-time, full-time students up to 15 units per semester at any WCC campus.

How to Apply

Woodland College Promise

For Woodland City Residents 

Covers up to 2 years of community enrollment and college fees for eligible students residing in Woodland.

How to Apply
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How to apply for these Promise programs

1. Apply to Woodland Community College

If you haven't already applied to WCC within the last year, you will first need to complete your application for Woodland Community College. You will need this in order to have a login to complete your Promise application.

Start your WCC Application

2. Complete the FAFSA OR Dream Act Application

Complete the FAFSA to apply for aid, or if you’re an undocumented, Dream Act-eligible student, then submit the CA Dream Act Application

List Woodland Community College as your college of choice. Use school code 041438.

Start your FAFSA or start your CA Dream Act Application

3. Check your eligibility & apply


California College Promise Grant

For California Residents

  • Do one of the following to determine your eligibility and apply:
    • Complete the FAFSA or California Dream Act Application above
    • Or complete the CCPG application if you don't plan to submit the FAFSA or California Dream Act Application
WCC Promise Award

for all WCC Students 

  • Complete the FAFSA or California Dream Act Application
  • Be a first-time college student (includes students who earned college units while still in high school)
  • Attend any of our 3 campuses:
    • Woodland Campus
    • Lake County Campus
    • Colusa Campus
  • Be a CA resident or AB540-eligible
  • Enroll full-time in classes and complete 12 to 15 units

No application form is required for the WCC Promise program. 

Woodland College Promise 

For Woodland City Residents 

  • Complete the FAFSA or California Dream Act Application
  • Have proof of Woodland residency based on one of the following:
    • FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application
    • High school Transcripts
    • Enrollment records from a high school within the Woodland Joint Unified School District (WJUSD)
  • Have graduated from a Woodland high school within the Woodland Joint Unified School District within the last  12 months
  • Complete a Student Educational Plan showing a declared major (program of study) leading to a degree/certificate or transfer goal at WCC
  • Enroll full-time in 12–15 units at WCC (some exemptions may apply)
  • Complete an application at the link below

Apply for Woodland College Promise

We're here to help!

If you have questions or need help with any of these financial aid applications, our Financial Aid team is here to help you every step of the way.

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