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De Anza's Promise

Students may find a confusing array of College Promise programs at other community colleges. But at De Anza, we’re keeping it simple.

Every student who qualifies will receive free tuition – and $500 toward books – for their first year at De Anza College.

We think this is one of the best Promise programs you’ll find anywhere – and it’s at De Anza, the college that’s always Tops in Transfer.

We’re also making it simple to qualify. There's no separate application required.

The program is open to students who

As part of the De Anza College Promise, we’re also committed to providing a $500 book voucher to students who qualify for the program. De Anza helps students stretch their book dollars, too. Our course listings include several hundred classes marked with a green icon, indicating that required books and course materials are free or cost no more than $50.

After their first year, De Anza College Promise students will continue to receive additional academic support and assistance with the many financial aid and scholarship opportunities at De Anza.

We’ll have more information soon about what makes the De Anza College Promise special.

Questions? Please contact the Office of Outreach and Relations with Schools at 408.864.8327 or email

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The De Anza College Promise was launched at a special community event held Sept 27, 2017 at the Foothill Sunnyvale Center. The featured speaker was Martha J. Kanter, former U.S. Under Secretary of Education and former chancellor of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District.

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