(Formerly known as the Board of Governors Fee Waiver)
Last day to submit the paper CCPG each year is the last business day of June.
The 2020-2021 CCPG is valid from July 1, 2020 through, June 25, 2021, the last business day of June 2021
The online CCPG must be submitted two days prior to the last business day of June.
Students who do not qualify based on the eligibility criteria on the CCPG application may be eligible for the CCPG by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), as the FAFSA allows for higher income. The FAFSA provides additional grants for eligible students.
FAFSAs applications must be received by June 25 to guarantee the CCPG will be processed by the June deadline.
Regulations that went into effect fall 2016 require any student with two consecutive terms of not meeting academic and/or progress standards will lose their California College Promise Grant (CCPG). Foster Youth 24 years and younger and students who qualify for the CCPG based on one of the special classifications are not subject to loss of the fee waiver under these regulations.
Click here to view the Financial Aid TV "CC Promise Grant Academic and Progress Standards" videos. To meet academic standards, students must have at least a 2.0 GPA. To meet progress standards, students must complete more than 50% of their attempted coursework.
Click here to review the full details regarding the loss of CCPG eligibility (in English).
Click here to review the full details regarding the loss of CCPG eligibility (Spanish version) .
View the "Probation, Dismissal and Reinstatement" section in the Citrus College catalog for full details regarding reinstatement.
Click here to learn more about the ancillary support programs offered at Citrus College.
Students who lose CCPG eligibility can regain eligibility by meeting one of the following criteria: meeting academic and progress standards, sitting out for two consecutive primary terms (summer and winter intersessions do not count), or successfully appealing the loss. The appeal process is available for students who have extenuating circumstances. To appeal the loss of CCPG, students must complete the
Petition to Retain Enrollment Priority and CC Promise Grant Waiver form. Please note that this form is not the same form used to appeal the denial of financial aid due to not meeting satisfactory academic progress (SAP).
State law requires that students attending California community colleges pay a fee per unit to enroll in credit classes.
The California Community Colleges are offering the California College Promise Grant (CCPG) to pay the enrollment fee for all eligible applicants because the Board of Governors believes the enrollment fee should never stand between you and a better future. However, the California College Promise Grant does not pay for your books, so you must make arrangements to purchase your own books and supplies.
CCPG is Simple and Fast
The California College Promise Grant program is designed for speed and efficiency:
- CCPG is a waiver program and does not require repayment.
- CCPG is not tied to any other financial aid programs, so it can be processed quickly and you will be able to register immediately.
- CCPG applicants must complete an online application form at
Before applying for the California College Promise Grant, you must first have an OpenCCC Account.
Once completed, applicants will receive an email confirmation and an additional email eligibility notification within 72 hours.
- CCPG applicants do not have to be enrolled in a specific number of courses. Whether you take one unit or 15 units, CCPG will pay the enrollment fee and will waive a portion of the health fee.
- CCPG pays the enrollment fee and waives a portion of the health fee for the academic year and summer sessions. All other miscellaneous fees must be paid by the student at the time of registration
If you are a California resident, you will qualify for a CCPG if any one the following statements applies to your current status:
- You have already qualified for financial aid, such as a Pell Grant or a Cal Grant.
- You or a family member are receiving TANF/CalWORKs or SSI/SSP (Supplemental Security Income) or General Assistance/General Relief.
- You have certification from the California Department of Veterans Affairs or the National Guard Adjutant General that you are eligible for a Dependent's Fee Waiver.
- You meet the low-income standards or other special classifications fee waivers.
Contact the Financial Aid Office if you have any questions about the CCPG.