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California College Promise Grant (CCPG)

Whether you want to move up into a career or move on to a four-year university, California community colleges want to help you achieve your educational goals. The California College Promise Grant (CCPG ) is available for eligible students at California community colleges, and will waive your per-unit enrollment fee at any community college throughout the state.  California Residents and AB 540 students are eligible for this grant.

Choose 1 of 3 Methods to Apply for CCPG

    • CCCApply will require the log in username and password when you applied to SBCC.
    • Complete the 2020-2021 application for Fall 2020, Spring 2021 and Summer 2021.
    • The paper application is available in English and Spanish as fillable PDFs.
    • Complete the 2020-2021 application for Fall 2020, Spring 2021 and Summer 2021.
    • Submit the form to the Financial Aid Office by mailing it or faxing it (mailing address and fax number found on form), or submit it electronically by uploading through the Financial Aid sharefile.

Minimum Requirements for Maximum Success

Once you’ve qualified for the CCPG, it’s important to ensure that you’re meeting the academic and progress standards in order to avoid losing the fee waiver.

  • If your cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 for two consecutive primary terms (fall/spring semesters, or fall/winter/spring quarters), you may lose your fee waiver eligibility.

  • If the cumulative number of units you complete is not more than 50% in two consecutive primary terms (fall/spring semesters, or fall/winter/spring quarters), you may lose your fee waiver eligibility.

  • Any combination of two consecutive terms of cumulative GPA below 2.0, and/or cumulative unit completion of not more than 50% may result in loss of fee waiver eligibility.

These standards do not apply to foster youth (24 years and younger).
Eligibility to receive support services and enrollment priority is not affected.

Lost CCPG eligibility, you can reinstate it:

    • Improve your GPA or course completion measures to meet the academic and progress standards
    • Successful appeal regarding extenuating circumstances (see below)
    • Successful appeal based on significant academic improvement (see below)
    • Not attending your school district for two consecutive primary terms (fall/spring semesters, or fall/winter/spring quarters)
    • Extenuating circumstances – cases of accidents, illnesses, or other circumstances beyond a student's control.
    • A change in a student's economic situation.
    • Evidence that a student was unable to obtain essential support services.
    • Special consideration of factors for CalWORKs, EOPS, DSPS, and veteran students.
    • Students with disabilities who applied for but did not receive accommodation in a timely manner.
    • Significant academic improvement.
    • Successful appeal for enrollment priority extends to the fee waiver.

     

    2020-2021 California College Promise Grant (CCPG) Appeal Form - Fillable PDF