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California College Promise Grant (CCPG)

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The California College Promise Grant is available to Califorinia residents attending California community college students.  It waives the per-unit enrollment fee (currently $46) at any community college throughout the state.  Download the 2018-2019 California College Promise Grant application in English (PDF) or Spanish (PDF). Once you complete the application, mail or bring it to the SBCC Financial Aid Office.

Satisfactory Academic Progress for CCPG

To remain eligible for the CCPG a student must:

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.                                      
  • Satisfactorily complete more than 50% of all coursework attempted.

These standards do not apply to foster youth (24 years and younger).

Eligibility to receive support services and enrollment priority is not affected

If you lose eligibility for the California College Promise Grant, there are a few ways that you can have it reinstated:

  • Improve your GPA or course completion measures to meet the academic and progress standards
  • Successful appeal regarding extenuating circumstances (see below)
  • Successful appeal based on significant academic improvement (see below)
  • Not attending your school district for two consecutive primary terms (fall/spring semesters, or fall/winter/spring quarters)


Students may appeal the loss of the CCPG based upon the following verifiable circumstances:

  • Extenuating circumstances – cases of accidents, illnesses, or other circumstances beyond a student's control.
  • A change in a student's economic situation.
  • Evidence that a student was unable to obtain essential support services.
  • Special consideration of factors for CalWORKs, EOPS, DSPS, and veteran students.
  • Students with disabilities who applied for but did not receive accommodation in a timely manner.
  • Significant academic improvement.
  • Successful appeal for enrollment priority extends to the fee waiver.

2018-2019 California College Promise Grant (CCPG) Appeal Form



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