California College Promise Grant formerly known as the Board of Governors Fee Waiver

The Board of Governors of the California Community College system offers a fee waiver program for low-income residents of California that are attending a community college. The California College Promise Grant (CCPG), formerly known as the BOG fee waiver, will waive all per-unit enrollment fees ($46 per unit) for an eligible student.  If you need money to help with books, supplies, transportation and other costs, please complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Application (for eligible AB 540 students).  It's OK to file both a Promise [CCPG] formerly known as BOGW and a FAFSA. We will let you know if you qualify for an automatic  FEE WAIVER.  If you do NOT qualify using the simple online application method, you should file a FAFSA.  Many, many students do not qualify under Methods A or B, but still qualify for a Method C fee waiver and additional financial aid by filing the FAFSA.

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To qualify for the California College Promise Grant [CCPG] Program, you must

        Be classified as a resident of California or Be a non-California resident eligible for tuition exemption AB 540, or AB 1899 student by Admissions and Records.

       Meet income criteria by:

 

  • o    Providing proof that you are receiving monthly cash assistance from TANF/CalWORKs, SSI/SSP or General Assistance (or, if a dependent student, your parent(s) receive this assistance) or
  • o    Establishing that your income (or your parent's income, if you are a dependent student) was within set income standards for the CCPG or
  • o    Completing a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and have remaining financial need or
  • o    Being a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient (or dependent); being a dependent of a victim of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack; having certification from the California Department of Veteran Affairs or the National Guard Adjutant General; or being a dependent of a deceased law enforcement/fire suppression personnel killed in the line of duty that you are eligible for this waiver.

 

 

California College Promise Grant Program

Formerly Board of Governors Fee Waiver Program CCPG Part B

2018-2019 Income Standards* Family Size

Base Year Income

1

$18,090.00

2

$24,360.00

3

$30,630.00

4

$36,900.00

5

$43,170.00

6

$49,440.00

7

$55,710.00

8

$61,980.00

Each Additional Family Member

$6,270

These standards are based upon the federal poverty guidelines as published each year by the US Department of Health and Human Services. Under Title 5 of the California code of Regulations, the income standards for the program equal 150% of the federal poverty guidelines for the base year.

These standards are to be used to determine Fee Waiver B eligibility.