California College Promise Grant (formerly known as the BOG Fee Waiver)

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The California College Promise Grant - CCPG- (formerly known as the Board of Governors Fee Waiver) waives your course enrollment fee ($46/unit) if you are a California resident, and if one of the following conditions applies to you when you enroll:

 

  • You are qualified for federal financial aid during the same academic year for which you are seeking a CCPG and have $1104.00 of need.
  • You or your parent(s) are receiving TANF/Cal WORKS benefits, SSI or General Assistance at the time that you apply for the CCPG - A. You will be required to provide documentation to show participation in one of these programs.
  • You fall into the qualifying income bracket as determined by filling out a CCPG - B application. The CCCApply will process your application and notify you if you qualify.
  • You qualify according to one of these groups:
    • Certification from the CA Department of Veterans Affairs that you are eligible for a dependent's fee waiver.
    • Certification from the National Guard Adjutant General that you are eligible for a dependent's fee waiver.
    • Certification from the Department of Veterans Affairs that you are eligible as a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor or as a child of a recipient.
    • Certification form the CA Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board that you are eligible as a dependent of a victim of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack.
    • Certification from a public agency employer that you are eligible as a dependent of a deceased law enforcement/fire suppression personnel killed in the line of duty.


2020-2021 APPLICATION IS AVAILABLE NOW, for faster posting complete the FAFSA at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov

2021-2022 APPLICATION IS AVAILABLE NOW, for faster posting complete the FAFSA at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov 

Starting October 1st, 2019 you can complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA application for awarding of a CCPG award for Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021.

Starting October 1st, 2020 you can complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA application for awarding of a CCPG award for Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022.

How to stay eligible 

Students who qualify for the California College Promise Grant (CCPG), must meet the below academic and progress standards in order to remain eligible for CCPG. 

Maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher

If your cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 for two consecutive primary terms (Fall/Spring semesters, or Fall/Winter/Spring quarters), you may lose your CCPG eligibility.

Complete more than 50% of coursework

If the cumulative number of units you complete is not more than 50% in two consecutive primary terms (Fall/Spring semesters, or Fall/Winter/Spring quarters), you may lose your CCPG eligibility.

Combination of Academic and Progress Standards

Any combination of two consecutive terms of cumulative GPA below 2.0, and/or cumulative unit completion of not more than 50% will result in loss of CCPG eligibility.

How to regain eligibility 

Students who lose their CCPG eligibility due to not meeting Academic and Progress Standards may consider regaining eligibility through the appeal process with Admissions & Records, Loss of California College Promise Grant | Saddleback College