The Pirates' Promise is a key component in Orange Coast College's commitment to the success of its students. Pirates' Promise breaks down financial barriers and paves the way for students to start their career or transfer. The program provides first-time college students with tuition assistance during the primary terms (fall and spring) for 2 years, ensuring that every aspiring student can embark on their educational journey with confidence. The program is designed for first-time college students who enroll full-time (12 units or more) at OCC. Leer En Español


Program Benefits and Support

Students in Pirates' Promise receive the following wrap-around services and support:
  • Tuition assistance for full-time enrollment during the primary terms (fall and spring) for up 2 years
  • Access to the Promise counselor to received tailored advising
  • Peer collaboration and events
  • Support workshops to promote success

Contact Us

Watson Hall 205

Office Hours

Mon to Thur, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Fri, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

2024-25 Pirates' Promise Cohort

The interest form for the Promise Program is now closed. We will be reviewing the eligibility of those who have applied. Thank you for your interest and patience.

The interest form for the Pirates' Promise 2024-25 cohort will open on February 26, 2024, and will close on June 7, 2024. Each cohort has limited capacity and is based on the availability of ongoing funding. Complete the interest form and follow the steps on the Sign-Up Requirements to secure your spot in the 2024-25 cohort.