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California College Promise Grant

California College Promise Grant

Students can apply for the California College Promise Grant (CCPG) — formerly known as the Board of Governors Fee Waiver or BOGFW — by completing the online CCPG application at OpenCCC.

It is recommended that those California residents eligible for the California College Promise Grant also complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or the California Dream Act Application (for AB540 students only) in order to receive maximum financial aid eligibility. 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 by having two (2) or more semesters of academic Probation / Dismissal will lose the CCPG eligibility and should submit an appeal for the loss of CA Promise Grant with the Admissions and Records Office for each of the following semesters until the fee waiver automatically roll over for future semesters as long as the student submits a FAFSA / CA Dream App / CCPG app each academic year. For more information, visit the Probation & Dismissal webpage.

California College Promise Grant Fee Waiver Program Types

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

California College Promise Grant Type A — For students receiving various forms of government assistance such as TANF/Ca lWorks, SSI/SSP or General Assistance (not Food Stamps). Students applying for the California College Promise Grant Type A will have to submit the online CCPG application and submit an Agency Certification of Untaxed Income form located in the Financial Aid Office.

California College Promise Grant Fee Waiver B — For students meeting specific income requirements.

California College Promise Grant Fee Waiver C — For students who have demonstrated financial need of at least $1,104 per the FAFSA  (or CA Dream Act Application for AB 540 eligible students).

How to Apply:

  • To apply for a California College Promise Grant, you can complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), a California Dream Act Application if you are an AB540 eligible student, or a California College Promise Grant Fee Waiver Application.
  • You must provide both your student ID number and Social Security Number on the California College Promise Grant Application.
  • If you do not qualify for a California College Promise Grant because your income or your parents' income is over the income standards, you may still qualify for the California College Promise Grant through the FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application (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 Act Application.

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 fee waiver, you can then request a refund of your enrollment fees. For additional information regarding the refund process please visit the Bursar's Office website.

Please note: Please allow 24-48 hours for your application to be processed and your fees reversed in MySite if deemed eligible. 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 the application before fall registration for each academic year.

Apply here for a California College Promise Grant

Note: IVC prefers to use the FAFSA or the California Dream Act Application (for AB540 students only) to determine overall student eligibility for the California College Promise Grant, as well as other federal and state aid programs such as the Pell Grant, Cal Grant, Work-Study, and Direct Loans.