California College Promise Grant (CCPG)

(Formerly known as the Board of Governors Fee Waiver)

Download the Loss of California College Promise Grant Petition Form here

Program Changes Effective for Fall 2017

Senate Bill 1456 Seymour-Campbell Student Success Act of 2012 requires that a student qualifying for a fee waiver meet minimum academic and progress standards adopted by the Board of Governors.

  • Loss of CCPG will occur if a student has two consecutive primary terms (Fall and Spring) of not meeting cumulative Academic (2.0 GPA or above) or Progress standards (More than 50% Completion Rate).
  • Students will be notified of loss of the California College Promise Grant within 30 days of the end of the term.
  • Students will have the right to appeal the loss of the California College Promise Grant along with Priority Enrollment.
  • Students will have their CCPG/Enrollment Priority reinstated if:
    • Meeting Academic/Progress Standards
    • Successful Appeal
    • Sitting out two consecutive primary terms


Notification: Within 30 days of end of Each Term

  • Notification will include the information that a second primary term of probation will result in loss of CCPG eligibility
  • Loss of eligibility shall become effective at the FIRST registration opportunity
  • FIRST registration opportunity is student specific, not college specific


Exemptions to the new CCPG Rules: Foster Youth

  • Foster Youth and Former Foster Youth (up to 24 years of age) not subject to the loss of CCPG under the new regulations
  • Still eligible to receive support services
  • Exemption is extended to Enrollment Priority as well


Term exemption: Summer

  • Summer Terms are not considered Primary Terms but may be used for calculating Academic and Progress standards.
  • Once a 2-term probation has been determined, the student loses eligibility for the California College Promise Grant for all terms including Summer-not just primary terms, Fall and Spring


Appeal Process: Students must submit an Appeal Form along with Supporting Documentation

  • Students who have lost their California College Promise Grant may Appeal the loss based on certain circumstances (California College Promise Grant/Priority Enrollment Appeal link)

    • Extenuating Circumstances; Verified cases of accidents, illnesses, or other circumstances beyond the student's control
    • Students with disabilities who applied for but did not receive accommodations in a timely manner
    • Significant academic improvement
    • Changes to the student's economic situation
    • Evidence student was unable to obtain essential support services
    • Special consideration of factors for CalWORKS, EOPS, ACCESS and Veteran students

Students will be notified by email if their CCPG/Enrollment Priority Appeal has been approved and have their California College Promise Grant and/or Priority Enrollment reinstated. (Note: The Appeals committee's decision is final and cannot be overturned)


Got CCPG? Don't Lose It!

If you feel that you may be at risk of losing your California College Promise Grant please contact your Counselor

You may also contact Student Services if you have any questions.

Once you have qualified for the California College Promise Grant it is important to maintain Academic and Progress standards to avoid losing the CCPG.

Students submitting appeals to the Financial Aid Office must also include supporting documentation and a written statement. If supporting documentation is not included with the appeal it will not be accepted

If you have additional questions, you may also call our California College Promise Grant hot line at 760.245.4271 ext. 2644.