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California College Promise Grant (CCPG)

Whether you want to move up into a career or move on to a four-year university, California community colleges want to help you achieve your educational goals. The California College Promise Grant (CCPG ) is available for eligible students at California community colleges, and will waive your per-unit enrollment fee at any community college throughout the state.  California Residents and AB 540 students are eligible for this grant.

Choose 1 of 3 Methods to Apply for CCPG

  1. Apply for the California College Promise Grant (CCPG) online at CCCApply. (Complete the 2020-2021 Application for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021.OR
  2. Apply for the CCPG through the paper application: 
    - Fall 2020, Spring 2021 in English (PDF) or Spanish (PDF)
    Mail the form to the Financial Aid Office (mailing address found on form) or submit it electronically by uploading through the Financial Aid sharefile OR
  3. Apply for the FAFSA (Spanish FAFSA) or CA Dream Application.
    - Complete the 2020- 2021 application for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021
    Be sure to include SBCC (Federal School Code 001285)

Minimum Requirements for Maximum Success

Once you’ve qualified for the CCPG, it’s important to ensure that you’re meeting the academic and progress standards in order to avoid losing the fee waiver.

Academic – Sustain a GPA of 2.0 or higher: If your cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 for two consecutive primary terms (fall/spring semesters, or fall/winter/spring quarters), you may lose your fee waiver eligibility.

Progress – Complete more than 50% of your coursework:  If the cumulative number of units you complete is not more than 50% in two consecutive primary terms (fall/spring semesters, or fall/winter/spring quarters), you may lose your fee waiver eligibility. 

Combination of Academic and Progress Standards: Any combination of two consecutive terms of cumulative GPA below 2.0, and/or cumulative unit completion of not more than 50% may result in loss of fee waiver eligibility.

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 to 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)
CCPG Appeal

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.

2020-2021 California College Promise Grant (CCPG) Appeal Form - Fillable PDF