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California College Promise Grant Fee Waiver

The California College Promise Grant (formerly known as the BOG Fee Waiver (BOGFW))for California residents eligible for the California College Promise Grant it is recommended that you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application, or the California Dream Act Application (for AB540 students only) in order to receive maximum financial aid eligibility. Students can also complete the online CCPG application at OpenCCC. Beginning Fall 2016, CCPG recipients must have a 2.0 GPA and complete more than 50% of their coursework in order to retain eligibility to receive the grant. Students failing to meet academic progress standards, may be able to file an appeal with the Admissions and Records Office. For more information please visit the Admissions & Records website.

California College Promise Grant Fee Waiver Program Types

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

California College Promise Grant Fee Waiver 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 Fee Waiver A will have to submit the online application and submit a Agency Certification Untaxed Income found on the Forms section.

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

California College Promise Grant Fee Waiver 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 Fee Waiver, you can complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), a California Dream Act Application if you are an AB540 student, or a California College Promise Grant Fee Waiver.
  • If you do not qualify for a California College Promise Grant Fee Waiver because your income or your parents income is over the ceiling, you may still qualify for a California College Promise Grant Fee Waiver 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 Fee Waiver 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 Fee Waiver. 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

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 Fee Waiver, but also for other federal and state aid programs such as the Pell Grant, Cal Grant, Work-Study and Direct Loans.