• Free College for first-time college students through Summer Advantage

    The Norco College Summer Advantage + Promise Program is now open to first-time college students from the surrounding area who plan to attend Norco College in Summer or Fall 2019, and plan to enroll in 12 or more units.

    Students who meet requirements and participate in Summer Advantage Norco Orientation Week (NOW), will be eligible for the Promise Program, which provides free education by covering enrollment fees for the first year in college. This is a savings of over $1,100.00.

    "We want to remove the financial barrier by making a pledge of support to first-time students of any age, said Daniela McCarson, dean of Special Funded Programs. Through Summer Advantage and the Promise Program, attending college becomes a closer reality versus a possibility."

    The Summer Advantage + Promise initiative is part of a state grant to increase the number of first time college students.

    Applications are due by May 30. For additional information visit the website, or email summeradvantage@norcocollege.edu.
    Attachment: 2018 photo of students participating in Summer Advantage Norco Orientation Week.


    Norco College was established in 1991, and became accredited in 2010 as the 112th college of the California Community College system. The College serves 14,000 Western Riverside County students annually and has made national headlines by: winning a prestigious Community College Futures Assembly Bellwether Award, being named a “Best for Vets” college by Military Times4 out of the past 5 years, host of a National Science Foundation national center, and designated a “2018 Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle. Norco College leads at the statewide and national levels in guided pathways, veterans education, lowering inmate recidivism through education, eliminating student equity gaps, innovative apprenticeship models, emerging technology education, high school partnerships, and industry engagement.  The College is committed to student excellence, access, success, and innovation to stimulate regional development - one student and one employer at a time.  Norco College is a place where everyone is welcome and anything is possible. 
    For more information:
    Diana Meza
    Public Affairs Officer

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