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FREE TUITION For Up To 2 Years!

FREE TUITION For First-Time Freshmen
of Any Age or Income

First-time college students that commit to Full-Time enrollment may qualify for LA College Promise. Promise students qualify for 

  • Free Tuition (up to 2 years)
  • Priority Registration
  • Free MTA METRO passes
  • Success stipend ($$) after each successful semester
  • Free Chromebook through our LA College Promise Program

More Great Programs for Freshmen


FREE TUITION for Returning Students Can Qualify for Other $0 Tuition Programs

Returning community college students enrolled full-time who are in good academic standing are also eligible. A returning community college student is defined as having been absent from any higher education enrollment for two or more consecutive primary semesters/quarters. Students must also be California residents or otherwise eligible for California in-state resident tuition (AB 540).

Easy Steps to Qualify for West LA College Promise:

1. Apply to WLAC at http://laccd.edu/apply.

Once you complete the application you will receive an email with your LACCD Student ID. If you do not receive this email in 2-3 days, please email admissions@wlac.edu. 

If you are a returning LACCD student, you will need to update your application by logging into your CCCApply Account and renewing your application with your LACCD college of choice.

2. Complete LACP Interest Form

Use this link to complete LACP Interest Form (link) or use the QR code below. 

LACP 2024 Interest Form
3. Complete Summer Transition Program at West LA College

WLAC's Promise Team will contact students on the LACP Interest Form to sign you up for a Summer Transition Program or alternative. 

4. Submit a Financial Aid Application (FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application)

All students must apply but you do not need to qualify for Financial Aid to join WLAC Promise. 

Contact LACP

If you have any questions about these steps for applying, please contact promise@wlac.edu or call (310) 287-7250. 

Frequently Asked Promise Questions

What is STP? The Summer Transition Program is a 4-day intensive experience for new college students. You will participate in a series of activities and workshops to (a) connect you with other support programs at WLAC, (b) complete Career and Major Exploration to better assure you have selected the major and degree goal that is right for you, and (c) obtain a Student Educational Plan with only the classes you need to complete your degree and/or transfer requirements. You will be learning about careers and majors you may have not considered. By the end of the STP, you will have the opportunities to complete the tasks necessary to succeed in college.  

The Promise Team will work with you to identify a suitable alternative to Summer Transition Program (STP). Completion of a transition activity is required by the State of California and our program has resulted in overwhelming success rates. 

In order to consider you for an alternative transition experience, we will need to verify you are unable to attend one of our STP cohorts. We will be asking for verification, including but not limited to:

  • Physican's Note 
  • Confirmation of existing travel arrangements
  • Work schedule printout 
  • Military Duty 
  • Jury Duty Report 

Office Hour and Location

Mondays to Thursdays: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Fridays to Sundays: Closed

Welcome Center - TLC 1st Floor


Email: @email
Phone: (310) 287-7250


NOTE: Please provide your name, student ID (if applicable), and the best method of contact (email or phone), and nature of inquiry.