How do I apply for the California College Promise Grant?
You can apply for the California College Promise Grant or complete online FAFSA or online Dream Act application.
The California College Promise Grant is available specifically for students at California Community Colleges.
The California College Promise Grant will waive your per-unit enrollment fee (currently $ 46) at any community college throughout the state
You may qualify for the California College Promise Grant if you:
Are a student at a California community college and have been determined to be a resident, or to be exempt from non-resident fees under AB 540;
Have financial need, based on a financial aid office review of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA);
Are receiving TANF, SSI/SSP or General Assistance (Method A).
All students must meet Academic Standards for the California College Promise Grant
If you qualify for the California College Promise Grant, it is critical that you meet the academic and progress standards in order to avoid losing the fee waiver
Academic – Sustain a GPA of 2.0 or higher
If your cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 for two (2) consecutive primary terms (fall and spring semesters) you may lose your fee waiver eligibility
Progress – Complete more than 50% of your coursework
If the cumulative number of courses you successfully complete falls to less than 51% in two (2) consecutive primary terms (fall and spring semesters) you may lose your fee waiver eligibility.
Combination of Academic and Progress Standards
Any combination of two consecutive terms of cumulative GPA below 2.0 and/or cumulative course completion less than 51% may result in loss of fee waiver eligibility.
You will be notified within 30 days of the end of each term if you are being placed on either Academic (GPA) and/or Progress (Course Completion) probation. Your notification will include the information that a second term of probation will result in loss of fee waiver eligibility. After the second consecutive term of probation, you may lose eligibility for the fee waiver at your next registration opportunity.
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN A BACHLOR'S PROGRAM MUST APPLY FOR THE CCPG FEE WAIVER THROUGH THE FAFSA OR CALIFORNIA DREAM ACT APPLICATION. Per Education Code section 78042(c), students who wish to apply for a California College Promise Grant (CCPG) waiver must submit either a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or a California Dream Act application in lieu of completing the Board of Governors Fee Waiver application.
Can I appeal my loss of California College Promise Grant if I am not meeting the Academic Standards?
Yes - Click here for the Appeal Process