Whether you want to move 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.
Once you've qualified for the California College Promise Grant (CCPG), it's important to ensure that you're meeting the academic and progress standards in order to avoid losing the fee waiver.
Academic — Sustain a GPA of 2.0 or higher
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.
Progress — Complete more than 50% of your coursework
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.
Combination of Academic and Progress Standards
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.
You'll be notified within 30 days of the end of each term if you are being placed on either Academic (GPA) and/or Progress (Course Completion) probation. Your notification will include the information that a second term of probation will result in loss of fee waiver eligibility. After the second consecutive term of probation, you may lose eligibility for the fee waiver at your next registration opportunity.
If you lose eligibility for the California College Promise Grant (CCPG), there are a few ways that you can have it reinstated:
The appeals process for extenuating circumstances includes:
Please note that foster youth and former foster youth (age 24 years and younger) are not subject to loss of the CCPG under these regulations.
If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the financial aid office or registrar at your college.