Rising Scholars On-Campus

What We Provide

Chaffey is committed to supporting system impacted students both during and after incarceration. We understand that some students may wish to receive support while maintaining their privacy, while others may wish to connect with other students that have been impacted by the system. This is why we provide both foundational support as well as access to community. 


Rising Scholars  On-Campus students are eligible to receive:

  • Laptops
  • Financial Aid and Application Assistance
  • Academic and Career Counseling
  • A Book Store Grant
  • Food Bags from Panther Pantry
  • Connection with Other Students and Campus Resources

Campus Support for Students

Admissions and Financial Aid

You must first apply to the college to create a student ID number. Once you have this, you can complete the other steps in becoming a student, such as orientation and academic counseling. The second step is filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This will determine what kind of funding you may be eligible for to help pay for college. If ineligible for federal funding, Chaffey College also offers the Panther Promise as a way to pay for school.

Visit the Steps to Apply page

Visit the Financial Aid page


We want to build relationships with you as you follow your path towards your goal. Dedicated Rising Scholars counselors are available to assist you in academic and career planning, as well as help you find the appropriate resources needed to propel you towards success.

Visit the Counseling page

Programs of Study

Part of your college journey involves the critical decision of choosing an academic major and career path. At Chaffey College, we offer more than 170 degrees and certificates to help you reach your goals. 

Instructional Support

Our instructional support and library services staff are dedicated to making sure you receive a world-class education. The Chaffey College Success Center network of services can provide you with the tools to succeed in college, careers and life. We also offer free tutoring in multiple subject areas. The Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) tutors for English classes are scheduled and located in our Success Centers.

Student Support

We consider your success at Chaffey College a top priority and that means giving you the support you need to reach your goals.


Succeeding in college depends on more than just academic support for many students. You may need extra financial help, specialized counseling that addresses your specific challenges and overall guidance to meet your educational and career goals. Chaffey College offers Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) to meet those goals.

Independent Scholars

If you are currently a foster youth or previously received support through foster care, Chaffey College provides unique educational support through its Independent Scholars Program.

Career Center

The Chaffey College Career Center helps students and alumni identify and achieve their career goals through exploration, planning and decision making; develop work experience through on-campus employment opportunities; connect to employers in the community; and increase their marketability in the workplace through career counseling, workshops, advising, events and resources.

Transfer Center

If you are planning to transfer to a university or college after your time here at Chaffey College, the Transfer Center can provide you with the services and resources to help you navigate the process.

Resources for Students

California Community Colleges Rising Scholars Network

Project Rebound

Clear My Record

Anti-Recidivism Coalition

TedTalks: Hiring the formerly incarcerated 

Want Additional Information?

Email RisingScholars@chaffey.edu or fill out this Contact Form

If you have any questions, please submit your inquiry.

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