California College Promise Grant Information

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What is the California College Promise grant (CCPG)?

The CCPG is a state-wide award exclusive to California Community Colleges for California residents (including Dream Act students, if applicable). The CCPG will waive the $46 per unit tuition fee and a portion of the parking permit fee. Once a CCPG-eligible student registers for classes, all applicable fees will be waived within 24 to 48 hours.

How do I apply?

There are two ways to apply for the CCPG:

  1. FAFSA or Dream Act application:
    Complete the FAFSA at or Dream act application at If you are eligible for the CCPG fee
    waiver, you will be automatically awarded when we receive your application.
  2. myGateway:
    1) Login to myGateway
    2) Under the Student tab, select Financial Aid
    3) Select “California College Promise Grant Application”
    4) Supporting documentation may be required

What if I already paid for my classes but qualify for the CCPG?

You will be reimbursed via a check sent in the mail to the mailing address you have on file in myGateway. Checks are mailed by the Bursar’s Office after the last date to drop classes for refund. If you have questions regarding your refund status please contact Bursar’s at (714) 484-7317. It is ultimately your responsibility to make sure your CCPG is posted prior to your registration date. The Financial Aid Office recommends you review your status immediately to avoid any enrollment and payment complications.

CCPG Fee Waiver Standards

The CCPG requires students to meet Academic and Progress Standards:

  • Academic: Must maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher
  • Progress: Must complete more than 50% of cumulative courses attempted

All students must maintain both standards to continue to receive the CCPG. If a student does not meet these standards for two consecutive semesters, they will lose their CCPG eligibility.

If a student loses CCPG eligibility, there are steps to regaining eligibility:

  • Improve GPA/course completion rate to meet standards
  • Successfully appeal based on extenuating circumstances or significant academic improvement
  • Not attending NOCCCD for two consecutive primary terms (Fall/Spring)

NOTE: Current and former foster youth 24 years old or younger are exempt from the Academic and Progress Standards