Taft College is making an investment in our local students. All Taft College Promise students are required to maintain full-time status, which is a minimum of 12 units and are strongly encouraged to take classes during the summer session to accelerate movement towards graduation. Promise students work with an experienced academic counselor who meets with the students regularly and provides comprehensive academic, social, and personal support. We are therefore providing a Taft College Promise to local high school graduates in our service area to help remove financial barriers to students who attend Taft College full-time. For students who have applied and completed their financial aid file, and there is a gap between the student’s financial aid award and the tuition and fees, Taft College Promise will cover the difference, so these students have no cost to attend college. In addition, the Taft College Promise Program will help to reduce the cost of textbooks and supplies up to $250 per semester for those students not receiving financial aid to cover the cost. The Promise Program pays last after financial aid and other benefits programs.