What is the California College
The California College Promise Grant is
a state sponsored program, which waives enrollment fees ($46 per unit) for
eligible California/AB540 residents and a portion of students’ parking permit
fee for Fall and Spring Semesters.
To apply for the California College Promise Grant, students must have
a valid FAFSA application or California Dream Act Application in our system
during the current semester. Students who paid for classes prior to receiving a
CCP Grant will receive a refund once the CCP Grant is processed.
The California College Promise Grant program is not a cash award.
CCP Grant eligible students will be responsible for the mandatory
transportation fee (TSF). Make sure you check your registration statement
and pay all applicable fees to complete your registration and prevent future holds
on your account.
To qualify for a CCP Grant,
students must meet one of the following criteria:
- Receive TANF/CalWORKs, SSI/SSP or General Assistance
(or, if a dependent student, your parent(s) receive this assistance).
Students must show proof (i.e. Copy of a CA-7 with current or last month’s
date, agency verification)
- Be certified by the California Department of Veterans
Affairs or the National Guard Adjutant General for eligibility for a
dependent's fee waiver;
- Be eligible as a recipient of the Congressional Medal
of Honor or as a child of a recipient or a dependent of a victim of the
September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
- Be eligible as a dependent of a deceased law
enforcement/fire suppression personnel killed in the line of duty.
- Meet income standards for a CCP Grant (or your parent's
income, if you are a dependent student). Must show proof of income (i.e.
Copy of IRS Tax transcript or IRS Verification of Non-Filing Letter with
copies of W-2).
- If you do not meet the above eligibility criteria, you need
to complete a FAFSA or CA Dream Act application to apply for the
California College Promise Grant and have remaining "financial
need" of at least $1,104. Many students are eligible for California
College Promise Grant by completing the FAFSA or CA Dream Act application.
You must re-apply each academic year. The 2019-2020 the
California College Promise Grant covers Summer 2019, Fall 2019, and Spring
Students completing the FAFSA/Dream Act application will have
their California College Promise Grant eligibility automatically determined.
The California College Promise Grant will automatically appear in the student’s
awards if eligible. When students register for classes, the $46/unit enrollment
fees will be waived. An award notification will be sent by the Financial Aid
Office once eligibility is determined. Students may also check their
financial aid award status on the Eagle Advisor account.
What is the California College Promise Grant?
Important CCP Grant changes
The California College Promise Grant, formerly the Board of
Governors Fee Waiver, has implemented academic standards. All grades will be
used to determine CCP Grant eligibility. Students who do not meet academic
standing and academic progress standards for two consecutive terms will lose
eligibility for the CCP Grant. This is based on new State regulations.
How will I know
Students will be notified within 30 days of the end of each term
if he/she is being placed on either Academic (GPA) and/or Progress (Course
Completion) probation. Notification will include the information that a second
term of probation will result in a loss of fee waiver eligibility. After the
second consecutive term of probation, students may lose eligibility for the fee
waiver for the next registration opportunity.
How to maintain eligibility
In order to qualify students must meet minimum academic standards.
All grades will be used to determine CCP Grant eligibility. Please note that
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) for eligibility of the CCP Grant Fee
Waiver is different than SAP for Federal and State aid programs.
How to regain eligibility
If a student loses eligibility for the CCP Grant, there are a few
ways to have the CCP Grant reinstated:
- Improvement to GPA and/or Course Completion measures to
meet academic and progress standards
- Successful appeal regarding extenuating circumstances
- Not attending Mt. San Jacinto College for two
consecutive semesters (Fall/Spring)
Criteria for appealing the loss of CCP Grant due to extenuating
- Verified accidents, illness or other circumstances
beyond the student’s control
- Verified change in economic situation
- Evidence of inability to obtain essential support
- Disability accommodations not received in a timely
- Special consideration factors for CalWORKs, EOPS, DSPS
and veteran students
NOTE: Foster youth and former foster youth (age 24 years and
younger) are not subject to loss of the CCP Grant Fee Waiver under these
How to appeal
Students meeting one of the above criteria would appeal by
submitting a CCP Grant Fee Waiver appeal form with Enrollment Services.
Complete the appeal form and attach a personal statement, supporting
documentation and a current Comprehensive Educational Plan.
Download the Petition
to appeal the loss of California College Promise Grant (formerly the BOG Fee
Waiver) and Enrollment Priority
Students will be notified via email of their approval or denial. If approved,
the CCP Grant Fee Waiver will be added to the student’s award if otherwise