Our Promise 

Your Child's Success is Our Primary Focus

We know that for many families the cost of attendance is the biggest obstacle to pursuing a higher education - oftentimes the amount of scholarships, grants, and other financial aid received is simply not enough to cover all costs.

Providence Promise can help your child attend a college or trade school of his or her choice by filling the financial gap between the total cost of attendance and any funding your child receives.

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Commitment from Your Local Community 

Providence Promise is a community effort that brings together students, families, the City of Providence, the Providence School Department, the Teachers Union, and many of the City’s residents, businesses, and institutions. There are over 300 active Promise Programs in 44 states across the country. While each program is different in design, they share a common goal: to make higher education a reality for all students.


“I am confident that there is no better investment we can make as a city than to invest in the future of our youth, and that is why I support Providence Promise.”
— Jorge O. Elorza, Mayor of Providence