Promise Program

Make College a Reality for Every High School Student

The cost of tuition should never prevent anyone from pursuing their personal and academic goals. That’s why Indian River State College established its most significant investment ever in eliminating barriers to higher education—the IRSC Promise.

The IRSC Promise is a tuition-paid program for high school graduates of public and public charter high schools and eligible homeschool graduates in Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie counties. Sponsored by the IRSC Foundation and funded through generous donor philanthropy, the IRC Promise aims to make college education broadly accessible.

It’s working—launched in 2022, the IRSC Promise Program already correlates with a positive trajectory of growth in first-time-in-college enrollment at IRSC, especially among male, Hispanic, first-generation-in-college, and low-income students.

With 76% of IRSC students staying in the local community after college graduation and contributing to the local economy as workforce members and as consumers, the IRSC Promise is the ultimate investment in our region and its residents.

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