The Gateway Promise

Gateway Promise Programs

Gateway offers two unique opportunities for eligible students to attend Gateway tuition-free. The high school Promise program is for seniors and Promise 2 Finish is for returning adult students. Gateway's Promise programs open the door to cutting-edge programs, classrooms and learning opportunities at Gateway and cover the gap between financial aid and tuition and fees, allowing Promise students to earn their degree tuition-free.

Gateway Promise students benefit from:

  • 70+ career training programs, including more than 20 fully online programs.
  • A dedicated support system that includes Promise Coordinators, student support specialists and mentors who will help guide you through your education.
  • Events and programs to keep you motivated, such as a Promise Bridge, Gateway to Success, academic planning, campus activities and more.
  • State-of-the-art facilities, hands-on learning experiences and courses taught by expert instructors.

High School Students

The Gateway Promise program can save graduating high school seniors thousands of dollars on their education through tuition-free college. Graduating high school senior student applications for Fall 2024 are due by August 1, 2024.

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Adult Students

Promise 2 Finish is designed for adults 23+ who have earned at least 9 college credits and have been out of college for at least two years. Promise 2 Finish puts students on track toward finishing their degree, all without paying tuition. Promise 2 Finish applications for Fall 2024 Semester are due by August 15, 2024 and Spring 2025 are due January 5, 2025.

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