Cypress College Aid Programs

Charger Experience (Promise) Program / North Orange Promise

Charger Experience (Promise) Program

The Charger Experience (Promise) Program is a collective designed to transform the lives of students through education and economic advancement.  This new program guarantees all eligible Anaheim Union High School District (AUHSD) seniors one year of free tuition to attend their freshman year at Cypress College, Fullerton College, or North Orange Continuing Education (NOCE).

Educational benefits as a Pledge student at Cypress College, Fullerton College, or North Orange Continuing Education include:

  • Priority registration during freshman year
  • First year tuition-free
  • Opportunities to participate in summer enrichment programs
  • Inclusion in the Guided Pathways initiative, which helps students decide on a major, develop an educational plan, and create a course of study which will guarantee transfer readiness in two years

Students MUST submit a FAFSA and must have their financial aid file completed in order to determine eligibility.

For information, please contact the Promise Center at, or Director Gisela Verduzco at

North Orange Promise Scholars Program

The North Orange Promise Scholars program is designed to transform the lives of students through education and economic advancement. Through this new grant program offered by North Orange County Community College District, first-time, full-time students will have access to two years of free tuition (enrollment fees) and student health fees covered. Local residents will have the opportunity to apply and attend any one of our prestigious institutions (Cypress College, Fullerton College, North Orange Continuing Education) to achieve degrees, certifications, or 4-year university transfer goals. The minimum criteria to be eligible for the North Orange Promise grant are as follows:

  • First-time college student
  • Full-time student enrolled in 12 or more units at Cypress College or Fullerton College
  • Complete FAFSA/DREAM application through financial aid assistance
  • High school graduate (or North Orange Continuing Education graduate)
  • Meet California residency requirements or eligible for residency waiver (AB 540)

In addition to receiving grant awards for enrollment and health fees, North Orange Promise Scholars are also eligible to receive a variety of student support services and academic assistance towards pursuing their education and career goals. This includes comprehensive counseling, tutoring services, student organizations centered around cultural identities and professional pathways, supplemental programs and scholarships for veterans, foster youth, disabled students, low-income families and more. Each college campus provides program guidance and opportunities through their Outreach offices.

For more information, please email Charger Experience (Promise) Program at

Cypress College Foundation

The Cypress College Foundation Office offers several on-campus scholarships, book loans, as well as other types of support.

The 2019 Foundation Scholarship Application is now available online! We have thousands of dollars in scholarships to help students as they return to Cypress or transfer in the fall.


While each scholarship has unique criteria, students need only fill out this single application to be considered for ALL Foundation scholarships.

Additionally, applicants are required to submit at least one letter of recommendation.

Please call or email the Foundation Office with any questions.


T: (714) 484-7126

Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS)

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) is a state and college funded program designed to assist students with economic, linguistic, and educational challenges (as defined by Title V) enroll and succeed in higher education. Comprehensive support services are provided to promote access to college and once the student is enrolled, to increase retention and/or transfer to four-year universities and colleges.

CARE Program

The Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) program is integrated with the EOPS program. CARE offers additional supportive services to EOPS students who are single parents receiving public assistance in order to support their success. The CARE program is the combined effort of three agencies: the Department of Social Services, the Department of Employment and Cypress College. The hope is to break the welfare-dependency cycle by completing college-level educational training programs to become more employable and economically self-sufficient.

CalWORKs Program

The California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program provides services to students who are receiving Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF). Staff are not employed by the Social Services Agency (SSA) but by the North Orange County Community College District as advocates of self-sufficiency through education.

Guardian Scholars

The Cypress College Guardian Scholars Program is available for all current and former foster youth attending the college to ensure their academic, career, and personal success.

Veterans Affairs

The VRC and CCVO are committed to ensuring that military and veteran students successfully make the transition from the military environment to campus life, and are assisted in their progress toward completing their academic degree. The VRC and CCVO also provide opportunities for peer-to-peer support for academics and wellness as well as camaraderie, mentoring, and social networking through active participation in campus and local communities. We welcome volunteers from the veteran student community to work with their fellow veterans as mentors to assist them in achieving a successful academic experience.