California College Promise Grant (CCPG) - Academic Standards & Appeal Process

CCPG Academic/Progress Eligibility Requirements

Students are required to meet academic/progress standards to maintain eligibility for CCPG. Students who do not meet minimum academic and progress standards in two consecutive primary terms (Fall/Spring) will lose eligibility for CCPG at the next registration opportunity.

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/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/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 CCPG eligibility.

How will I know if I lose eligibility?

If you lose eligibility for the CCPG, you will be notified within 30 days of losing eligibility. You have several options to regain eligibility:

  •  Improve your GPA or course completion measures to meet the academic and progress standards
  • Successfully appeal the loss of California College Promise Grants by completing a CCPG Appeal Form and submitting it to the Office of Financial Aid.
  • "Sit out" by not attending VVC for two consecutive primary terms (Fall/Spring)

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, Access and veteran students
  • Disability accommodations not received in a timely manner

Please note that foster youth and former foster youth (age 24 years and younger) are not subject to loss of the CCPG under these regulations. If you have questions or need assistance with the CCPG, please contact the Office of Financial Aid. If you need assistance on issues about residency, please contact the Admissions & Records Office.

What's the process to appeal?

  1. Complete the appeal form, which can be found on the Forms & Policies page. Students submitting appeals must also include supporting documentation and a written statement. Fill the form out completely and accurately, checking the correct reason for your appeal and including all required supporting documentation of your circumstances. 
  2. Submit your appeal in person to the Office of Financial Aid. Any missing information or documentation will delay the processing of your appeal.
  3. Processing takes 2-3 weeks. Please check your VVC email account for an update from the Office of Financial Aid or check Self-Service. Students will be notified by email if their CCPG/Enrollment Priority Appeal has been approved and have their CCPG and/or Priority Enrollment reinstated. (Note: The Appeals committee's decision is final and cannot be overturned).
  4. We are here to help! If you are struggling with your classes, please take the opportunity to meet with your counselor, who can help you find and take advantage of the many resources and support services that are available to you.  Your success is our priority!