CA College Promise Grant

Maintaining Eligibility for the CCPG (Formerly the BOG Fee Waiver)

Senate Bill 1456 Seymour-Campbell Student Success Act of 2012 requires that a student qualifying for a CA College Promise Grant (CCPG, formerly the BOG Fee Waiver) meet minimum academic and progress standards adopted by the Board of Governors.

Students who are eligible for the CA College Promise Grant (CCPG) may lose their eligibility if they fail to sustain a CGPA of 2.0 or higher and/or complete more than 50 percent of their coursework. If a student’s cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 for two consecutive primary terms (fall and/or spring), the student is placed on academic probation. If the cumulative number of units completed is not more than 50 percent in two consecutive primary terms, the student is placed on progress probation.

Academic: Maintain a CGPA of 2.0 or higher

Progress: Complete more than 50% of coursework successfully (cumulative)

Any combination of two consecutive primary terms of academic and/or progress probation may result in loss of fee waiver eligibility.

Once academic standards have been determined, the student can lose eligibility for the CCPG for all terms including Winter and/or Summer, not just primary terms (Fall and/or Spring).

Foster youth and former foster youth are not subject to the loss of the CCPG under these regulations.

How to Regain the CA College Promise Grant (CCPG)

If you lose your CCPG eligibility, you can have it reinstated in one of several ways:

  • Improve your cumulative GPA and/or course completion to meet the academic and progress standards.

  • Successful appeal due to extenuating circumstances:
    Verified accidents, illness, or other circumstances beyond your control - The student must provide documentation such as: medical documents, police reports, etc... and attach a written explanation.

  • Changes in economic situation - attach evidence of economic situation, i.e. loss of employment, eviction notice, homelessness, etc..  and a written statement.

  • Inability to obtain essential support services - The student must provide documentation, i.e. canceled appointment notices, emails, etc... and submit a written statement.

  • Inability to obtain disability accommodations in a timely manner.  The student must have a disability, and have applied for but did not receive accommodations in a timely manner and submit a written statement.

  • Enrollment as a Cal WORKs, EOPS, DSPS, or Veteran at GCC.

  • Demonstrate significant academic improvement - The student must demonstrate significant academic improvement by achieving no less than a minimum grade point average of 2.0 and more than 50% unit completion in the most recent completed term.
  • Not attending GCC for two consecutive primary terms (any combination of fall/spring semesters)

Notification of Loss of CCPG

  • Notifications will be sent to all students who do not meet the minimum academic standards for CCPG within 30 days of end of each primary term.
  • Loss of eligibility will be effective at the first registration opportunity.
  • Appeals will be reviewed within 5-7 business days.
  • Students will be notified by email and/or mail once their CCPG appeal has been reviewed.

If you are at risk of losing your CCPG please contact your Academic Counselor.


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CA College Promise Grant (CCPG, formerly known as the BOG Fee Waiver):