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At GCC, a Promise is a Promise

GCC is committed to providing access to post secondary education through our College Promise Programs. The Financial Aid office determines a student's eligibility based on their FAFSA or CADAA application. Review our College Promise Programs below for more details about our commitment to making college affordable. 
California College Promise Grant (CCPG)

What does the CCPG cover?

The California College Promise Grant waives your tuition costs for all units you enroll in.

Who is eligible? 

Any enrolled California resident who meets the CCPG criteria may receive the CCPG waiver.

There are three methods used to determine your eligibilty for the CCPG:

  • Demonstrated need from the FAFSA/CADAA
  • Earning under the state mandated income ceiling
  • Receiving TANF/CalWORKs or SSI

Please review the criteria here

Learn more about the CCPG


What does the GCCPromise cover?

The GCC Promise covers the cost of your tuition for full time enrollment. Full time enrollment is considered 12 or more units unless otherwise certified by DSPS. 

To be eligible for the GCCPromise, you must be

  • A full-time, degree-seeking college student;
  • A California resident;
  • A first-time college student;
  • A successful FAFSA or CADAA applicant;
  • Maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade point average;
  • Enrolled in and complete 12 units or more per semester and;
  • Not otherwise eligible for CCPG (Students who are CCPG eligible will be awarded the CCPG in place of the GCCPromise. The two awards are not stackable)

Learn more about the GCCPromise

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