Academic Catalogs

Pirates’ Promise Program

The Pirates’ Promise Program at Orange Coast College is committed to the success of its students and intends to help them accelerate their education in order to start their career or transfer sooner. The Pirates’ Promise Program provides eligible students free tuition for first and second-year students, as well as other forms of financial support for books, technology, etc. 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 for all requests and 12 unit enrollment at OCC for tuition purposes. Applications are available at until capacity is reached.  For questions, please call (714) 432-6847, or visit Watson Hall 205, or email