Ventura College Promise

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    Ventura College was the first community college in California to offer a tuition Promise Program with the support of public and private donors to the Ventura College Foundation.


    Since its inception in 2007, nearly $4.1 million in tuition costs have been covered. 


    VC Promise’s success served as a model for the creation of the statewide California College Promise Program in 2017.  The state program aimed to enable Ventura College to cover tuition and fees for eligible incoming first-year, first-time, full-time students for up to two years at VC, until this academic year.


    State budget cuts caused a shortfall in Promise funding starting in 2022 and the future of state funding is still on shaky ground.


    To ensure that our pioneering program meets its financial commitment for the 2022-23 academic year, the VC Foundation is committed to raise gap funding for the VC Promise.





    Investing into the futures of hardworking VC students will:

    • Remove financial barriers
    • Increase access to a quality education
    • Eliminate equity gaps in academic achievement
    • Empower students to succeed & achieve their dreams


    "The VC Promise Grant does a great job.  They cover the cost of per unit enrollment fee, the health fee, the student center fee and student representative fee for eligible students.  I’m really thankful to all the donors who donate to the Ventura College Foundation.  You guys have really impacted my career, my life.”

    - Xavier Terminello, VC Alumni & VC Promise & VC Foundation Scholarship Recipient


    Thank you for considering a gift in support of the VC Promise.  Your generosity is an investment in the vitality of our region and creates life-changing opportunities for Ventura College students like Xavier.


    Every donation makes a difference, and we are grateful for your support. Thank you!


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    The Ventura College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charity. EIN: 77-0037747. 

    To make your donation by mail, please make your check* payable to theVentura College Foundation 4667 Telegraph Road, Ventura, CA 93003

    *On the memo line of the check, please write "VC Promise".

    For further information about supporting the VC Foundation's VC Promise Campaign with a gift of stock or mutual fund shares, a donor-advised fund, a Qualified Charitable Distribution from an IRA, or an estate gift, please contact Anne Paul King, Executive Director at the Ventura College Foundation, at 805.289.6160 or by email at [email protected].

    Learn About Us:

    4667 Telegraph Rd | Ventura, CA 93003 | 805.289.6461 | [email protected]

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