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Eligibility & Rules

Students who meet the following criteria will be eligible for the YC Promise
  • Be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident status

  • Be eligible for in-state status for tuition purposes as defined by Arizona Law and Yavapai College.

  • Graduate from a Yavapai County high school or graduate from home school, home school program or online high school if the student’s primary residence is within Yavapai County.  The college may request you to provide documentation of this information. See a list of eligible schools

  • The program is available to any student who completed their high school diploma after May 1, 2019 or who complete their GED through Yavapai College's Adult Basic Education program after January 1, 2019.

  • Opt-in to the YC Promise Scholarship through the YC Portal.

Rules & Regulations

  • Comply with United States Selective Service System requirements for registration, if such requirements are applicable to the student.

  • Comply with federal drug-free rules and laws for receiving financial assistance and not be incarcerated.

  • Not be in default on a federal Title IV or Arizona educational loan and not owe a refund on a federal Title IV or an Arizona student financial aid program.

  • If a student requires an accommodation for disability-related reasons that limits the amount of credits they can take in a given semester, they should work with the Yavapai College Department of Disability Resources to see if the degree completion deadline can be extended.

  • Meet the following criteria to be granted a personal or medical leave of absence from the scholarship program: 

    Allowable medical or personal reasons may include serious illness of the student; serious illness or death of an immediate family member; extreme financial hardship of the student or student’s immediate family as defined in the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA); fulfillment of a religious commitment encouraged of members of that faith; fulfillment of required military service; or other extraordinary circumstances beyond the student’s control where attendance by the student creates a substantial hardship. In the event an institution denies a student’s request for a medical or personal leave of absence, the student may appeal the decision in accordance with these rules.