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The Promise+Plus Program is a combination of financial and support services to help first-time, college students be successful in their first two years of college. The program is for California Residents/AB540 eligible, first-time college students, that have never attended college (excluding Dual/Concurrent enrollment, Special Admit). Interested students must start their college experience at Mt. SAC in the Summer term through either the Summer Bridge or STEP Into College program. Eligible summer program students that complete the participation requirements, will start receiving benefits in their first Fall semester. The college is physically closed to visitors as a safety precaution against the spread of COVID-19. Although we are unable to assist you in person, the information on this website is designed to inform new incoming students and current promise students. For more information contact us at, (909) 274-5688.

Free Promise+Plus Benefits for first time college students

    • ONE YEAR of Early Registration


      • Early Registration for Fall, Winter, and Spring semester of the first year of college
    • FREE $250 Book Grant

      FREE BOOK Grant (Fall & Spring)

      • Full-time students taking 12+ units receive a $250 book grant 
      • Part-time students with 6-11.5 units get a $125 book grant
    • FREE $100 Electronic Food Card


      • $100 on-campus electronic food card for full-time students taking 12+ units
      • $50 on-campus food card for part-time students with 6-11.5 units 
    • FREE Laptop Loan


      • Use a laptop throughout the semester at no additional cost
    • FREE from Mandatory Fees

      FREE FROM MANDATORY FEES (Fall & Spring)

      • Mandatory fees include: health services, bus pass, student representation, and Associated Student activities (approximately $50 each Fall and Spring semester, tuition not included)
    • FREE Bus Pass 24/7 on Foothill Transit lines


      • Get a ride on Foothill Transit lines for free with our Class Pass program. 
      • Use any Foothill Transit line 24/7 
      • Pick up the Bus Pass at the start of each Fall and Spring at the Sac Book Rac
    • FREE Mountie Gear and School Supplies

       FREE Mountie Gear and School Supplies

      After completing the STEP program or Summer Bridge program, we'll stock you up with: 

      • FREE College T-shirt
      • FREE Backpack
      • FREE School Supplies
      • FREE Student Planner
    • Workshops & Counseling

      For continued term to term benefits, students must meet with a counselor and attend a minimum of one Promise+Plus Approved Workshop during the Fall & Spring Semesters. Workshops are provided to help you successfully navigate through college. We also have Promise+Plus counselors to help you develop and stay on-track to reach your academic goals. Currently in a student support program such as EOPS, Honors, or DREAM? Counseling appointments within these programs count towards meeting the counseling appointment requirement.


Contact Us

Department/Program Contact Information
Admissions and Records Admissions Website
(909) 274-4415
Assessment Center (Assessment Questionnaire) Assessment Website
(909) 274-6375
Bridge Program Bridge Program Website
(909) 610-9375
Financial Aid Department Financial Aid Website
(909) 274-4450
High School Outreach High School Outreach Website
(909) 274-5906
Promise+Plus Program
(909) 274-5688
STEP Into College Program STEP Program Website
(909) 274-4380