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The Gateway Promise Program

Make your college dreams a reality with the Gateway Promise program! Through the Gateway Promise program, eligible high school seniors can attend Gateway tuition-free. The program helps fill the gap between financial aid and the cost of Gateway’s tuition and fees for students who meet eligibility requirements. Promise students also receive additional support, like one-on-one coaching and a summer Scholars program, to help you achieve your graduation goals.


Apply to the Gateway Promise program in just two easy steps:

  1. Submit your Gateway application for admission by June 1, 2023 and be sure to indicate in the Academic History section that you are interested in the Gateway Promise. 
  2. Submit your Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) by June 1, 2023.

That’s all you need to do! A Promise program staff member will contact you to inform you of your Promise enrollment status.

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Promise Program Eligibility Requirements

Take a closer look at the eligibility requirements of the Gateway Promise program.

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Promise Program Details

Learn what is and isn’t covered by the Gateway Promise program and the expectations of Promise students.

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Promise Program FAQs

Get your most pressing Promise questions answered, from finance to student expectations to application deadline information.

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Promise Program Admitted Students

So you’ve been accepted into the program—congratulations! Discover all the benefits and upcoming events you’ll experience as a Promise student, including the summer Scholars program, one-on-one coaching and more.

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