CCPG Financial Need
For eligible California residents, the California Community College system offers a fee waiver program known as the California College Promise Grant (formerly known as Board of Governors Enrollment Fee Waiver or BOGW). The program may waive the enrollment fees for an eligible student.
There are three types of California College Promise Grant (CCPG):
CCPG Method A
Qualifying applicants (and parents, if the applicant is dependent) are currently receiving TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), SS (Supplemental Security Income), or General Assistance/General Relief through the county social services department.
Students who are dependents of veterans may also apply for a BOG Fee Waiver by providing proper verification from Veteran Service Office. If you believe you may qualify as a dependent of a veteran, please request verification from Veteran Service Office by completing the application at the following link: DVS-40
If you believe you may qualify for BOG A, please submit proof of current assistance (e.g. - Notice of Action).
CCPG Method B
Qualifying applicants (and parents, if the applicant is dependent) do not exceed the following income standards, according to household size.
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These standards are based upon the federal poverty guidelines as published each year by the US Department of Health and Human Services. Under Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations, the income standards for the CCPG program equal 150% of the federal poverty guidelines for the base year.
CCPG Method CQualifying applicants (and parents, if the applicant is dependent) do not receive TANF, SSI, General Assistance and income exceeds CCPG B income standards. These students, who are California residents, have:
- Filed a FAFSA or California Dream Application
- Listed Gavilan College on the FAFSA (School code: 001202)
- Have unmet need of at least $1104, based on 9-month budget
For more information on maintaining fee waiver eligibility please see our CCPG Academic Requirements page.