CCPG - California College Promise Grant
The California Community College system offers a fee waiver program known as the California College Promise Grant, also referred to as CCPG (formerly known as Board of Governors Enrollment Fee Waiver or BOGW) for eligible California residents. The program may waive the enrollment fees for an eligible student.
CCPG recipients do not have to be enrolled in any minimum number of units, and applying is easy!
What are the different types of California College Promise Grant (CCPG)?
CCPG Method A
Qualifying applicants (and parents, if the applicant is dependent) are currently receiving TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), SS (Supplemental Security Income), or General Assistance/General Relief through the county social services department.
Students who are dependents of veterans may also apply for a BOG Fee Waiver by providing proper verification from Veteran Service Office. If you believe you may qualify as a dependent of a veteran, please request verification from Veteran Service Office by completing the application at the CalVet Veteran Services College Fee Waiver page.
If you believe you may qualify for BOG A, please submit proof of current assistance (e.g. Notice of Action).
CCPG Method B
Qualifying applicants (and parents, if the applicant is dependent) do not exceed the following income standards according to household size.
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These standards are based on the federal poverty guidelines published yearly by the US Department of Health and Human Services. Under Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations, the income standards for the CCPG program equal 150% of the federal poverty guidelines for the base year.
CCPG Method C
Qualifying applicants (and parents, if the applicant is dependent) do not receive TANF, SSI, General Assistance and income exceed CCPG B income standards. These students, who are California residents, have:
- Filed a FAFSA or California Dream Application
- Listed Gavilan College on the FAFSA (School code: 001202)
- Have unmet need of at least $1104, based on 9-month budget
CCPG Academic Requirements
Did you know you must meet academic standards to maintain eligibility for CCPG? California community college students receiving the California College Promise must meet minimum academic and progress standards to maintain eligibility for the California College Promise Grant.
If you are considering applying for the California College Promise Grant (CCPG), please review the Academic and Progress Standards listed below to ensure you do not lose your fee waiver.
Maintain cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 or higher over two consecutive semesters (Fall, Spring).
If your cumulative GPA falls below 2.00 for two consecutive primary terms (Fall, Spring) you will lose your fee waiver eligibility.
Complete more than 50% of coursework attempted over two consecutive primary terms (Fall, Spring).
If the cumulative number of credits you successfully complete is not more than 50 percent in two consecutive primary semesters, you will lose your fee waiver eligibility.
Combination of Academic and Progress Standards
Any combination of two consecutive semesters of cumulative GPA below 2.00, and/or cumulative credit completion that is not more than 50 percent will result in loss of fee waiver eligibility.
- Foster youth under the age of 24 are exempt from new Title 5 regulations and will not be subject to loss of CCPG Tuition Waiver based on academic progress standards.
- Students will be able to appeal the loss of CCPG Tuition Waiver based on extenuating circumstances.
Determining Consecutive Enrollment: The Chancellor's Office has released a flow chart with various scenarios related to consecutive enrollment and if loss of CCPG applies. Determining Consecutive Enrollment
If you have lost your eligibility for the fee waiver, you may complete an appeal via the MyGav portal.
- Gavilan Catalog: Fall 2016 Changes to CCPG (formerly BOG)
- Brochure (English): BOG Brochure
- Brochure (Spanish): BOG Brochure (Espanol)
If you cannot submit a FAFSA or CA Dream Act but meet the requirements for Method A or B as shown above, you may fill out a paper CCPG application.