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Canyons Promise

Canyons Promise is dedicated to expanding student resources by removing financial obstacles and barriers to student services that often inhibit student access to higher education.  The program provides incoming first-time college students for the fall semester the opportunity to attend College of the Canyons tuition free for their first two years (fall and spring semesters only). Exclusively for first-time college students who enroll full-time, Canyons Promise provides the financial support, high-touch academic/counseling contact, and peer collaboration proven to increase student success.


  • Tuition and student fees paid for fall and spring semesters for up to two years
  • Great access to program-specific counselors for counseling appointments
  • Priority registration for courses on their education plan for fall and spring
  • Parking permit or bus pass for fall and spring semesters
  • Career and major guidance
  • Student support resources to promote success tailored to each student

Canyons Promise Financial Benefits:

  • Tuition and student fees paid (student bill) for fall and spring semesters for up to two years*
  • Parking permit for bus pass for fall and spring of a student’s first year

*Students must maintain program requirements to receive benefits/support from semester to semester for up to two consecutive years.

Enrollment Expenses Not Covered:

  • Tuition and student fees for summer and winter sessions
  • Textbooks

2024-2025 Canyons Promise Admissions

Our sign-up period is now CLOSED for our 2024/2025 Canyons Promise admissions.

Sign-Ups for our 2024-2025 Canyons Promise Cohort open on January 5, 2024 and will close at 5pm on May 1, 2024. Our 2024-2025 cohort will have limited capacity.

Who will be accepted to the 2024-2025 Canyons Promise cohort?

The cohort size will be limited to 1,600 students.

The first 1,600 students who sign up and have all sign-up requirements on record with COC by May 1, 2024 will be accepted into the program's first-year cohort.

Beginning May 10, 2024, students will be notified of their status.

Who will be waitlisted for admission to the 2024-2025 Canyons Promise cohort?

Students who have submitted the Canyons Promise Sign-Up Form by May 1, 2024, but do not have all sign-up requirements complete and on record with COC, will be placed on a waitlist.

As students on the waitlist complete all sign-up requirements, and as capacity permits, Canyons Promise will continue to send acceptances until the program has met its 1,600 student capacity, or until July 22, 2024.

No Canyons Promise Sign-Up Forms will be accepted after 5pm on May 1, 2024.

If you are interested in Canyons Promise, review our Sign-Up Requirements and Program Requirements.

Current Year Promise Students

If you are a current year 1 or year 2 Canyons Promise student, please contact us via email,, or in Canvas.