California College Promise Grant 

(Formerly known as the Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGW)


The California College Promise Grants (CCPG) is available specifically for students at California community colleges.  The CCPG will waive your per-unit enrollment fee (currently $46). 

You may be eligible for the CCPG if you:

  • ​Are a student at a California community college, and have been determined to be a resident, or to be exempt from non-resident fees under AB 540, and;
  • Have financial need, based on a financial aid office review of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or California Dream Application, or;
  • Are receiving TANS, SSI/SSP or General Assistance, or;
  • Meet certain income standards for the given award year

Beginning with the 2016-17 academic year, students who qualify for the CCPG based on financial need, must also maintain certain academic standards.  For complete information on CCPG academic requirements, loss of CCPG and the appeal process, click HERE​ and visit the Student Financial Services Consumer Guide.​​ 

The application calendar for the California College Promise Grant is as follows:

  • Summer 2019/Fall 2019/Winter 2020/Spring 2020  =   2019-20 CCPG, FAFSA or DREAM Act Application
  • Summer 2020/Fall 2020/Winter 2021/Spring 2021 = 2020-2021 CCPG, FAFSA or DREAM Act Applicaton 

CCPG Frequently Asked Questions​ ​