California College Promise Grant


The California College Promise Grant, formerly known as the Board of Governors Enrollment Fee Waiver (BOGW), waives enrollment fees for qualified students for the entire school year. Students may receive a waiver for any number of units, with no minimum. You may qualify if you have some financial need, receive Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (AFDC/TANF), Supplemental Security Income/SSP or General Assistance and those who meet certain income standards.

The California College Promise Grant (Board of Governors Fee Waiver) ONLY waives ENROLLMENT FEES ($46 per unit)*. You are responsible to pay any fees not covered by your award at the time of registration to avoid being dropped for non-payment.

The California College Promise Grant (CCPG/BOGW) is awarded through Financial Aid and is different from the College of the Canyons, "Canyons Promise" program.  If you are interested in COC Canyons Promise, you can find more information here.

California College Promise Grant Academic/Progress Eligibility Requirements

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 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 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 California College Promise Grant (BOGW)eligibility.

How will I know?
You'll be notified within 30 days of the end of each term if you are being placed on either Academic (GPA) and/or Progress (Course Completion) probation. Your notification will include the information that a second term of probation will result in loss of fee waiver eligibility. After the second consecutive term of probation, you may lose eligibility for the fee waiver at your next registration opportunity.

How to regain eligibility?
If you lose eligibility for the California College Promise Grant (BOG Fee Waiver), 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
  • Not attending your school district for two consecutive primary terms (fall/spring semesters, or fall/winter/spring quarters)

The appeals process for extenuating circumstances includes:

  • Verified accidents, illness or other circumstances beyond your control
  • Changes in economic situation
  • Evidence of inability to obtain essential support services
  • Special consideration factors for CalWORKs, EOPS, DSPS and veteran students
  • Disability accommodations not received in a timely manner

Click here to download the Loss of Enrollment Priority and/or California College Promise Grant (BOGW Fee Waiver) Appeal.

Please note that foster youth and former foster youth (age 24 years and younger) are not subject to loss of the California College Promise Grant (BOG Fee Waiver) under these regulations. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the financial aid office or the admissions and records office.

What do I need to Apply?

  • Be a California resident, or have an AB540 status as determined by the Admissions Office and
  • Meet the annual qualifying income standards for one of the methods below.

How do I Apply?

Complete the application and submit it to the Financial Aid Office.

Application  Application Valid for Terms Application Deadline
2020-2021 California College Promise Grant (ONLINE Application) Fall 2020, Winter 2021, Spring 2021, Summer 2021 Last day of Summer 2021
2020-2021 California College Promise Grant (PAPER APPLICATION - ENGLISH) Fall 2020, Winter 2021, Spring 2021, Summer 2021 Last day of Summer 2021

2020-2021 California College Promise Grant (PAPER APPLICATION - SPANISH)

Fall 2020, Winter 2021, Spring 2021, Summer 2021 Last day of Summer 2021

We will let you know if you qualify for an automatic California College Promise Grant on your Award Notification. Even if you do NOT qualify using the simple method, you should file a FAFSA. Many students do not qualify for a Method A or Method B or Method D, but will qualify for a Method C California College Promise Grant (BOGW) and additional financial aid funds by completing the FAFSA. If you are an undocumented student, you can complete the California Dream Application instead of the FAFSA. The Dream Application will gather information about your family's income and assets and will issue you and your college information that will help determine eligibility for the California College Promise Grant.


Method "A"

You, or your parents if applicable, must be currently receiving benefits from CalWORKs, TANF, Supplemental Security Income (SSI)/SSP, or General Relief. Bring verification of your benefits, dated within the last 60 days, to the Financial Aid Office.

Method "B"

You, or your parents if applicable, must meet the following income standards for the school year. Your income must be equal to or less than the amount indicated based upon your family household size, as indicated in the table below.

Method "C"

You must have already applied for and been determined to have at least $1104 of financial need by filing a FAFSA or the California Dream Application. No California College Promise (BOGW) application is required for a Method "C".

Method "D"

At the time of enrollment, you must be a homeless youth as defined in the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and you must be under 25 years of age. 

Which fees are waived?

The California College Promise Grant (BOGW) ONLY waives ENROLLMENT FEES ($46 per unit)*. You are responsible to pay any fees not covered by your award at the time of registration to avoid being dropped for non-payment.

Parking

The California College Promise Grant (BOGW) reduces the cost of the PARKING PERMIT down to a maximum of $20.00 per term for Method B or Method C or Method D eligible students. The cost of the PARKING PERMIT is waived for Method A students.

Sample of Student Fees

The following table is a sample of student fees for the 2020-2021 award year that a California College Promise Grant Method B or Method C or Method D fee waiver recipient enrolled Full-Time (12.0 units) may have for a fall or spring term.

FEE TYPE FOR METHOD B/C/D FEE AMOUNT TOTAL AMOUNT DUE
Enrollment Fee $46.00 per unit $552.00 Waived
Student Health Fee $21.00 per term $21.00 YOU MUST PAY
Student Center Fee $1.00 per unit / $10.00 maximum annually $10.00 YOU MUST PAY
Student Representative Fee $2.00 per term $2.00 YOU MUST PAY
Student Support Fee $15.00 per term $15.00 YOU MUST PAY
Parking Permit $50.00 per term. 
Reduced to $20.00 with Method B,
Method C, or Method D
$20.00 YOU MUST PAY IF YOU ELECT
TO PURCHASE A PARKING PERMIT
BALANCE DUE   $68.00  

*Students receiving a Method A Fee Waiver will have the Student Health, Student Center, Student Representative and Parking Permit Fees waived. Method A students MUST pay the $15 Student Support Fee at the time of registration.

 

2020-2021 California College Promise Grant Income Standards

Fall 2020, Winter 2021, Spring 2021, Summer 2021
Application Deadline: Last Day of Summer 2021

Number in Family Household Total 2018 Family Income
1 Family Member $18,735
2 Family Members  $25,365
3 Family Members $31,995
4 Family Members $38,625
5 Family Members $45,255
6 Family Members $51,885
7 Family Members $58,515
8 Family Members $65,145
Each Additional Family Members $6,630