Salinas Valley Promise Frequently Asked Questions
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Any high school or adult school student who has graduated from a California high school or adult school and enrolls in college for the first time as a full-time (12 units or more per semester*) student. Students must have applied for financial aid through either the FAFSA (https://fafsa.ed.gov/https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa) or California Dream Act Application (https://dream.csac.ca.gov/) in order to qualify for the Salinas Valley Promise.
*Students enrolled in fewer than 12 units may be eligible for SVP when eligible for a reduced course load as a Department of Supportive Programs and Services (DSPS) accommodation.
Salinas Valley Promise applicants or scholars who are notified of inegibility may submit an SVP Appeal Form to firstname.lastname@example.org for a second eligibility review process.
Applicants who missed the deadline may submit an SVP Appeal Form to email@example.com before or on June 30, 2023.
Yes. Salinas Valley Promise accepts students regardless of household income. You are still required to submit a financial aid application (FAFSA or CA Dream Act), in addition to completion of other eligibility requirements and steps by the deadlines to be in the program.
The Student Success Seminar is a requirement to be eligible for Salinas Valley Promise. It is a course or institute that will help first year students navigate college, get connected with caring staff/faculty, learn about resources, and how to be a successful Hartnell student.
The Student Success Seminar can be completed one of three ways:
1) Counseling courses: COU-1, COU-21, or COU-23
2) Summer Math Academy (August)
3) Summer bridge hosted by approved support programs*
* Approved support programs: TRiO, Vocational Nursing (VN), Teacher Pathway Program (TPP) / MAESTROs, Computer Science in 3 Years (CSin3), Math Academy
If I have any early college credit (through dual enrollment or concurrent enrollment), am I eligible to apply for the Salinas Valley Promise?
If I attend Hartnell during the Summer session as a first-time student am I eligible for the Salinas Valley Promise for the Fall semester?
If I have a disability, and am eligible for accommodations and services through the Department of Supportive Programs and Services (DSPS), can I also apply for the Salinas Valley Promise in a semester?
Enrollment Fees & Financial Aid
If I paid my enrollment fees before receiving the Salinas Valley Promise Grant, how do I get reimbursed?
If I qualify for financial aid, can I turn down the financial aid and instead receive the Salinas Valley Promise?
Here is a list of local high schools and adult schools in the Hartnell Community College District: https://www.hartnell.edu/promise/svp_localschools.html
I want to support the Salinas Valley Promise fund as a donor. Whom do I speak to about making a Promise donation?