Student Eligibility for the California College Promise Grant (formerly known as the Board of Governors Fee Waiver)
Who qualifies for the California College Promise Grant?
The California College Promise Grant waives your course enrollment fee if you are a California resident, and if one of the following conditions applies to you when you enroll:
- You are qualified for federal student financial aid during the same academic year for which you are seeking a California College Promise Grant and have a need of $1,104.
- You are receiving TANF/Cal WORKS benefits, SSI or General Assistance at the time that you apply for the Calfornia College Promise Grant OR you are a dependent student and your parent receives monthly cash assistance from one of these programs a a primary source of income. You will be required to provide documentation to show participation in one of these programs.
- You fall into the qualifying income bracket as determined by filling out a California College Promise Grant application. The Financial Aid Office will process your application and notify you if you qualify.
- You qualify according to one of these groups:
- Certification from the CA Department of Veterans Affairs that you are eligible for a dependent's fee waiver?
- Certification from the National Guard Assistant General that you are eligible for a dependent's fee waiver?
- Certification from the Department of Veterans Affairs that you are eligible as a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor or as a child of a recipient?
- Certification form the CA Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board that you are eligible as a dependent of a victim of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack?
- Certification from a public agency employer that you are eligible as a dependent of a deceased law enforcement/fire suppression personnel killed in the line of duty?