June 30, 2023 (for summer '22, fall '22, and spring '23 fees)
*No refunds will be processed after June 30, 2023
Deadline for appeal
July '22: July 18, 2022
Fall '22: December 2, 2022
Spring '23: May 5, 2023
Important information for Promise Grant applicants
You must be a California resident or an AB540 eligible student to qualify for the
CA College Promise Grant.
You will be required to pay $1 per unit for student union fees (max $10 for the year)
and $5 per semester for student activity fees.
The $1/unit student union fees may be waived if you are receiving TANF, CalWORKs, SSI, or General Assistance. Supplemental documentation dated within 60 days will be requested to validate eligibility.
The CA College Promise Grant must be awarded no later than June 30th of the award
year you to qualify for tuition refund if you paid your tuition for summer, fall,
and/or spring. Refunds after June 30th are prohibited by law under this program.
If you are eligible for the CA College Promise Grant, you may also qualify for the
If you applied through the CA College Promise Grant Application and are not eligible
based on the income standards, you are strongly encouraged to complete the FAFSA since it has a higher income ceiling for fee waiver eligibility.
What happens if I lose my CA College Promise Grant eligibility?
In order for you to keep your CA College Promise Grant status you must:
Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0
Successfully complete at least 50 percent of all units attempted
If you are not able to meet these standards for two consecutive primary terms (fall
and spring), it will result in loss of fee waiver eligibility. You will receive a
notice that you have been placed on probation and will have one semester to meet both
standards. If these standards are not met, you will lose your CA College Promise Grant.
How can I get my CA College Promise Grant eligibility back?
All financial aid students are required to check their DVC student email account through
InSite on a regular basis in order to receive notifications, file status updates,
announcements, and further instructions from the Financial Aid Office. Follow the
link for instructions on how to check your financial aid status through InSite.
Financial Aid school codes:
DVC FAFSA Federal School Code: 001191
DVC CA DREAM Act Application School Code: 00119100