Free Tuition for Full-Time Santa Ana Unified School District Freshman
The SAC Tuition Scholarship Program
Who is eligible for the tuition scholarship?
All SAUSD (Santa Ana Unified School District) students who graduate in spring 2016 (and thereafter) are eligible to participate in the program. An SAUSD student is one who attends a school under the authority of the SAUSD Board of Education. Dependent Charter Schools are eligible for the Tuition Scholarship and Independent Charter Schools are not. Charter school students can determine if they are eligible by checking the SAUSD website.
What does the tuition scholarship cover?
Tuition at SAC is set by the state at a cost of $46 per unit. The tuition bill for a full time student who attends SAC for the fall and spring is $1,104. This will be fully covered by the tuition scholarship.
Do students have to pay any other fees to attend Santa Ana College?
Yes. All students are required to pay a health fee of $19/semester, a representation fee of $2/semester, and any materials fees associated with the courses they choose. Parking and college activities fees are optional for students.
What are the program requirements?
Students MUST apply for state & federal financial aid.
Students MUST enroll full time at SAC.
What if the student reduces the number of classes they are taking?
If the student lowers the number of classes they are taking during open registration or during the drop/add period of the academic term (generally the first two weeks of the semester) they will become ineligible for the tuition scholarship and will be billed.
How long are students able to receive the SAC Tuition Scholarship?
Students will be eligible to receive the tuition scholarship for their entire freshman year (fall semester, intersession, and spring semester).
Will I be notified if I am eligible for the program?
Yes. All students from SAUSD who enroll in 12 units will be sent a letter confirming that they will receive the SAC Tuition Scholarship.
How is the SAC Tuition Scholarship funded?
The program is funded by the Santa Ana College Foundation.
What should I do if I have questions or want to confirm my eligibility for the program?
Contact the Office of School & Community Partnerships at SAC (714) 564-6141.
Contact the Foundation Scholarship Office at SAC (714) 564-6995.