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California College Promise Grant

The California College Promise Grant, formerly known as the BOG Fee Waiver (BOGFW), is a state fee waiver program that was designed to provide educational assistance for eligible California residents attending a California community college by waiving the enrollment fees. Students can apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California College Promise Grant online application.

California College Promise Grant Program Types

Following are the different types of California College Promise Grant at California Community Colleges:

California College Promise Grant A — For students receiving various forms of government assistance such as TANF, SSI/SSP or General Assistance. Students applying for the California College Promise Grant A will have to submit the online application and submit a Agency Certification Untaxed Income found on the Forms section.

California College Promise Grant B — For students meeting specific income requirements. Income ceilings can be viewed at the Chancellor's Office website.

California College Promise Grant C — For students who have demonstrated financial need per the FAFSA of at least $1,104.

  • You must provide both a student ID number and a Social Security Number on the California College Promise Grant Application.
  • In order to apply for a California College Promise Grant, you can complete the FAFSA (, a California Dream Act Application ( if you are an AB540 student only, or a California College Promise Grant (here).
  • If you do not qualify for a California College Promise Grant because your income or your parents income is over the ceiling, you may still qualify for a California College Promise Grant through the FAFSA or CA Dream App (for AB540 students). Please read the instructions located under "How to Apply" for information on completing a California College Promise Grant through FAFSA or CA Dream App.

If you have already registered and paid your fees, you can still apply for a California College Promise Grant. If you are eligible for the waiver, you can then request a refund of your enrollment fees (but only for the semester in which you apply). For additional information regarding the refund process please visit the Bursar's Office website.

Attention Students: Please allow 24-48 hours for your application to be processed and your fees reversed in MySite. Once your fee waiver has been awarded for the academic year, it will remain active until June 30. California College Promise Grant applications must be renewed annually and it is recommended students complete before Fall registration each year.

Apply here for a California College Promise Grant

Important Reminders

  • If you do not have a Student ID, you will need to complete the online Enrollment Application with the Admissions and Records Office. For more information, click on How to Apply.
  • Parking Discount for California College Promise Grant Recipients: California College Promise Grant eligible students get a $10.00 reduced price on their $80.00 annual or $40.00 semester parking permit. If you did not get a discounted price at the time you purchased your parking permit, contact Parking Services at (949) 451-5200 or email to request a partial refund on your semester or annual parking permit.

Note: IVC prefers to use the FAFSA or the California Dream App (for AB540 students only) to determine overall student eligibility for not only the California College Promise Grant, but also for other federal and state aid programs such as the Pell Grant, Cal Grant, Work-Study and Direct Loans.