The SAC Promise program offers benefits to
Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) students who attend Santa Ana College directly after graduation and First-Year Freshmen. To view benefits for First-Year Freshmen, please view our
First Year Freshmen Information webpage.
Students who graduate from an SAUSD High School between 2017-2021 and attend SAC in the fall semester after graduating are eligible for the SAC Promise Program. More information about benefits and requirements for freshman and continuing SAC Promise students can be viewed below.
SAC Promise Benefits for SAUSD Graduates
SAUSD graduates are granted benefits from the Santa Ana Partnership. Benefits include:
First Year Free Tuition
The cost of full time attendance, or 12-15 units per fall and spring semesters, is covered.
Digital Dons Laptop Loan
Students are eligible to borrow a laptop for Fall and Spring semesters
Bookstore Gift Cards (First Year Only)
First year students are eligible to receive two bookstore gifts cards (one in the fall & one in spring) upon completion of requirements.
SAC Promise Center
Dedicated study space for incoming/continuing students.
- Transfer Guarantee
- SAUSD Graduates who participate in the SAC Promise Program are eligible for transfer guarantees to CSU Fullerton and UC Irvine as part of the Santa Ana Partnership.
- Individualized Counseling Appointments
- Priority SAC Promise appointments with dedicated counselors.
- Book Loan Program
- Students can loan out a textbook for a full semester. Book availability is on a first come, first serve basis.
NOTE: All benefits and details are subject to change depending on availability & student criteria.
SAC Promise Requirements for SAUSD Graduates
Students must complete the following to be eligible for requirements:
Attend a SAC Promise Orientation
Students must attend (1) SAC Promise orientation. Orientations will be held monthly. Sign up for our
interest list to be notified about future sessions.
Complete the SAC Promise Pledge
Students are required to complete
The SAC Promise Pledge to receive theirtransfer guranteed benefit. Students will receive information and link during orientation
Full-Time Enrollment (12-15 units during fall and spring semesters)
To maintain eligibility, students must be enrolled in at least 12 units during the fall and spring semesters.
Complete FAFSA or DREAM Act Application
Students must submit a
Dream Act Application each to qualify for tuition benefits. Students who are unable to complete either form may complete the California College Promise Grant application.
Schedule a counseling appointment with a SAC Promise Counselor through the
University Transfer Center. During the appointment, you will need to complete a comprehensive education plan (4 semesters of coursework planned) to complete this requirement.
Enroll in a Counseling 100 course or equivalent
Students must enroll and complete a Counseling 100 course or equivalent to be eligible for their bookstore gift card. Equivalency will be determined by SAC Promise Program staff during the orientation.
NOTE: All requirements and details are subject to change depending on availability & student criteria.
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