Free college tuition, a tough sell for Adelup

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Guam – It seems free college tuition or trade certifications are a tough sell for Adelup, forcing the administration to extend the deadline to submit applications to either the Guam Community College or the GCA Trades Academy until October 17th.

Not only has the deadline to submit applications for free tuition been extended, the program has been expanded to those who have graduated before 2018. The initial deadline was scheduled for last week Friday, however due to the amount of interested applicants who picked up the required paper work but have yet to submit them, the administration has felt the need to give them more time.

Through the pilot initiative, 90 slots have been made available to those interested in Culinary Arts, Food Service Management or Tourism and Hospitality at GCC. In addition, it provides the same opportunities to those interested earning certifications under the various trade programs offered at GCA.

Applicant requirements remain: You must be a U.S. citizen who graduated in or before 2018, with a cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. However, any applicants who graduated prior to 2018 or is a non-US citizen are also welcome to apply. Required documents are a government issued photo I.D., a copy of your high school transcripts and proof of citizenship.

” I want to encourage all of our recent high school graduates to submit an application. These programs can help you improve your quality of life – they could lead to high-paying careers in the hotel industry or be the start of owning your own company,” states Governor Calvo.

In addition, Lt. Governor Ray Tenorio states, “This is yet another way we as a community can provide opportunities for our children and help them pave their path toward a successful future.”