AB19/AB2: California College Promise Free Tuition and Book Grant Program

The California College Promise Free Tuition and Book Grant Program is available for first-time, full-time students for the first two academic years of their academic program (AB19-First Academic Year/AB2-Second Academic Year). The Program covers the enrollment fees and mandatory fees for the fall and spring semesters for up to 30 credits ($1440) per academic year; and $250/semester for Book Grant. Students who are eligible for the Promise Grant through FAFSA is not eligible for this program.

General Qualifications:

  • Student must complete a FAFSA or California Dream Act Application.
  • Student must be a high school graduate.
  • Student must be a California resident or AB540 eligible.
  • Student must be enrolled in college as a first time college student (this includes students who entered with advanced standing/college credits earned before graduating from high school).
  • Student must have an identified degree or certificate major.
  • Student must remain enrolled in 12 credits or more.

*Transfer students who have attended another college as a first time college student after high school in 2018-2019 must provide unofficial transcript before AB2 eligibility can be determined.

Steps to Apply:

1. Fill out 2019-2020 FAFSA Application or CA Dream Act Application. Be sure to add Ohlone School Code: 004481, to your application.
2. Contact the Financial Aid Office to inquire about the Promise Grant eligibility after one week of application submission. Go on to step 3 if you are not eligible for the Promise Grant through FAFSA/Dream Act.
3. Fill out the 2019-2020 California College Promise Free Tuition and Book Grant Program Application and submit to the Financial Aid Office. 

Emergency Short-Term Loan (STL) Program

Ohlone College offers a limited Emergency Short-Term Loan (STL) Program that may allow students having financial difficulties to apply for funds up to $300 per semester. This loan must be repaid to Ohlone College within 60 days or by the end of the semester, whichever comes first. If the loan is not repaid on time, a "HOLD" will be placed on the student's records, and the account will be referred to an agency for collection. Any recovery fees will be charged to the borrower.

General Qualifications:

  • The student must be enrolled for at least six units.
  • Returning students must have completed their previous semester at Ohlone College with a GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Students must be Pell Grant or Direct Loan eligible.
Contact the Financial Aid Office for application information.If the student has borrowed previously from the College, the student must have a good repayment record.

Ohlone College Foundation Grants and Scholarship Programs

The Ohlone College Foundation provides grant, scholarship, and loan monies to eligible students. Through its fund raising efforts and individual donations, the Foundation provides funds for awards such as:

  • Semester Abroad Scholarships
  • Honor Society Scholarships
  • Art League European Trip Scholarships
  • Valedictorian Scholarships
  • Associated Students of Ohlone College Scholarships
  • and Drama Department Scholarships

In addition, the Foundation funds the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Matching Grant Program, and the Nursing Book Grant Program.