Benefits & Eligibility for LBCC Free Tuition Initiative


Viking Advantage


Benefits of Viking Advantage

  • First year tuition free at LBCC
  • Priority registration
  • Participate in the Viking Summer Voyage – a FREE two-week summer bridge program that will help you transition to LBCC
  • Access to a LBCC Student Success Network of academic coaches, mentors, and counselors who will support your student academic success
  • Enrollment in a first year college success course
  • Assistance during your second year at LBCC that will be focused on career development and mentoring

Eligibility for Viking Advantage

Students must:

  • Be first-time college students
  • Enroll in 12 units or more per semester
  • Apply to FAFSA or CA Dream Act
  • Complete the participation agreement

Long Beach College Promise


Benefits of Long Beach College Promise

As a Long Beach College Promise student, you would receive ALL of the benefits of the Viking Advantage program PLUS:

  • Two years of free tuition at LBCC
  • Eligibility for Promise 2.0



Benefits of Promise 2.0

Promise 2.0 students will have access to: 

  • Dual Advisement ​ from LBCC Counselors and CSULB Academic Advisors Goal Clarification and Career Exploration Opportunities
  • A “future student” CSULB ID card while attending LBCC.

- With the future student ID card student will gain: access to select CSULB Athletic events​, the CSULB library, and select student clubs and organizations

Eligibility for the Long Beach College Promise 2.0

Students must:

  • Be a LBUSD graduate​
  • Enroll at LBCC directly following graduation from high school
  • Be first-time college students
  • Enroll in at least 12 units at LBCC per semester
  • Apply to FAFSA or CA Dream Act
  • Complete the participation agreement
Additional Requirements for Promise 2.0:
  • Complete the Promise 2.0 student agreement
  • Take a prescriptive set of courses to transfer to CSULB
  • Meet all eligibility requirements for transfer to CSULB