First Time + Full Time = Free Tuition

The Fall 2020 Pledge is closed.   The Spring 2021 Pledge will open on January 15, 2021.

Please note: Fall start students can receive up to four consecutive primary terms of free tuition. Spring start students can receive up to three consecutive primary terms of free tuition. Summer is not included in the FT3 program.

DVC is excited to announce a free tuition program. As part of our College Promise effort, DVC is launching the First Time + Full Time = Free Tuition (FT3) program. By completing at least 12 units, with a minimum 2.0 GPA for the fall 2020 term, you could receive a refund of your tuition!

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Here's how it works:

  • Be a first-time college student
  • Enroll in a minimum of 12 units for the fall 2020 term
  • Complete a quick FT3 Pledge.  Deadline is November 1, 2020
  • Submit the 2020-2021 Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Dream Act Application
  • Complete a minimum of 12 units for the term with a GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Be a California resident or otherwise exempt from paying non-resident tuition fees (e.g. AB540)
  • Receive a refund of your tuition fees!

Once you have successfully completed the fall 2020 term, we will automatically enroll you in the program again for spring 2021 (and so on for up to four consecutive primary terms).  When you complete 12 units with a 2.0 GPA again, you will earn another refund of your tuition fees. It's that easy to receive free tuition for up to two academic years with us!

Visit 4CD to learn more and complete the FT3 Pledge.