Academic Catalogs

Pirates’ Promise Program

Pirates’ Promise Program Orange Coast College is committed to the success of its students and wants to help them accelerate their education in order to start their career or transfer sooner. The Pirates’ Promise Program provides eligible students free tuition (and in some cases textbook support) for first and second-year students. Pirates’ Promise is perfect for students who do not qualify for other forms of federal or state financial aid, but must still submit a FAFSA or CA Dream Act application. 

Additional eligibility criteria include California residency and 12 unit enrollment at OCC. Applications are available until capacity can be found at  For questions please call (714) 432-6847, visit Watson Hall 205, or email