SLCC Promise Puzzle

It’s the College’s promise to help all current and would-be students gain access to higher education. It’s a commitment to help pay tuition and fees for full-time students who receive partial Pell Grant funding.

The Promise is designed to remove economic barriers to education, to help more students attend college in the Salt Lake Valley, and to provide a pathway for students to complete their degrees.

  • Be a Utah resident.
  • Receive a federal Pell Grant.
  • Take 12 or more credits in Fall or Spring semester, or take 6 or more credits in Summer semester.
  • Be a degree-seeking student with less than 90 attempted credit hours.
  • Meet with a College advisor to develop a 2-year degree plan in DegreeWorks.
  • Maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA and complete 70 percent of attempted courses.

There are no extra forms to fill out. Just do the following:

Yes, make an appointment with an academic advisor to create a degree plan, and file the plan in SLCC’s online DegreeWorks.

If you Fall below 12 credit hours during the Fall and Spring course-drop period (or below 6 hours in the Summer), you will lose SLCC Promise funds.

SLCC Promise pays only tuition and student fees, not other academic costs.

If you qualify for a scholarship, VA benefits, employer-paid tuition, or other programs that fully pay tuition and fees, you are not eligible for SLCC Promise funds.

Yes. You must take a minimum of 6 credit hours during the Summer.

You may be considered for SLCC Promise until you have 90 attempted credit hours. All college credits, including transfer credits, concurrent enrollment credits, credits earned from advanced placement, and credits from withdrawn courses count toward the 90 hours. SLCC Promise applies only to the first certificate and/or associate’s degree.

You’ll need to meet again with an academic advisor to create and lock in your new degree plan to remain eligible for the SLCC Promise as a continuing student.

Students enrolled at SLCC and another college or university who are receiving aid under a consortium agreement do not qualify for this program.