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If you need to reach us by phone, please call  818-938-8418  for assistance.

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The Promise @ LAVC Questions and Answers

The Promise at LAVC

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Questions & Answers

Please see below for answers to your most frequently asked questions about the Promise at Los Angeles Valley College:


Who is eligible for the Promise at Los Angeles Valley College?

All students who graduated from high school (or its equivalent), regardless of graduation date, are California residents or non-residents eligible for in-state tuition fees (under AB 540, California Nonresident Tuition Exemption Request), and have not completed any college credit (except for college classes taken while in high school) are eligible to apply.


Does the Promise at Los Angeles Valley College cover fees for classes taken in Summer 2020 or Winter 2021?

No, the Promise at Los Angeles Valley College covers enrollment fees for the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters only.


Does the Promise at Los Angeles Valley College cover the health and student representative fees?

Yes, the Promise at Los Angeles Valley College covers the $11 health and $1 student representative fees for the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters.


Does the Promise at Los Angeles Valley College cover the Associated Student Organization (ASO) membership fee?

No, all students will be automatically charged the Associated Student Union (ASU/ASO) membership fee. Students will need to opt-out if they do not want to pay the ASU/ASO fee.


What happens if I do not receive a 2.0 GPA in the Fall semester?

Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA, and be enrolled in at least 12 units during Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters (or receive an accommodation of a reduced course load through the LAVC Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) Office to remain eligible for the Promise benefits. Students who drop below a 2.0 GPA or 12 units may complete an appeal to maintain their Promise status at Los Angeles Valley College.


Whom should I contact for more information about the Promise at Los Angeles Valley College?

For more information, contact Frances Chmielewska at chmielfa@lavc.edu or (818) 938-8418, or Cynthia Lopez at lopezca3@lavc.edu.