Mayor Garcetti, LAUSD & LACCD collaborate to send graduating high school seniors joint L.A. College Promise Welcome Letter
As graduation approaches, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) graduating high school seniors are receiving a sweet surprise in their mailboxes this week.
Our L.A. Compact partners at LAUSD and the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) have teamed up send 31,663 graduating high school seniors an acceptance letter into one of nine local LACCD colleges. The personalized letter also announces that the student has been awarded an L.A College Promise scholarship to cover the full cost of tuition for their first year of attendance. In order to qualify, students must complete a financial aid application and attend full-time beginning in fall 2017. They will receive priority registration to enroll in their courses and other support services. The L.A. College Promise announced by Mayor Eric Cargetti in April 2016, is a comprehensive strategy to ensure students are supported throughout their first year and as they work to complete their degrees, workforce certificates, or transfer pathways. Read the letter