New Regulations & Processes
The Big Changes for 2018-19
The name of the Board of Governor’s Fee Waiver (BOG) is changing to California College Promise Grant (CCPG). Only the name is changing. All processes and requirements remain the same.
The Full Time Student Success Grant (FTSSG) and the Community College Completion Grant (CCCG) will combine into one award named the Student Success Completion Grant (SSCG) beginning in the 2018-19 academic year.
Visit the State Aid Programs page for more information on both changes.
New Requirement for Non-Tax Filers
If the Student (and parents or spouse, as appropriate) did not file taxes, then a “Verification of Non-Filing Letter” must be obtained from the IRS (filers of foreign returns would submit a comparable document). The “Verification of Non-Filing Letter” may be requested online or through a paper 4506-T form.
In addition to the Verification of Non-Filing Letter from the IRS, students (and parents, as appropriate) must also submit a W-2 form for each source of employment income, if applicable. If unable to provide the W-2, you (and parents, as appropriate) should request a replacement W-2 from the employer who issued the original. Also, W-2s can be requested from the IRS. If unable to obtain W-2 in a timely manner, you (and parent, as appropriate) may submit a signed statement that includes the amount of income earned from work, the source of that income, and the reason why the W-2 is not available in a timely manner.
Maximum Pell Grant award will increase from $5,815 to $5,920.00 a year.