California College Promise Grant

The California Promise Grant covers the cost of your tuition fees.

On this page:

California College Promise quick facts
Important information for California College Promise Grant applicants
What happens if I lose my California College Promise Grant eligibility?
How can I get my California College Promise Grant eligibility back?
California College Promise Grant regulation changes

California Promise Grant (formerly BOG Fee Waiver) quick facts

Name California College Promise Grant
Type and source Need-based, provided by the State of California
Financial aid amount Waives the $46 per unit tuition fees. Note that 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.
How to apply
Deadline for application

June 25, 2020 (for summer '19, fall '19, and spring '20 fees)

Deadline for appeal
  • Fall '19: December 6, 2019
  • Spring '20: May 8, 2020
  • Summer '20: July 13, 2020

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.
  • You will receive a discount for parking passes.
  • There is no limit to the number of units that are covered by the CA College Promise Grant.
  • The CA College Promise Grant is only available at California Community Colleges.
  • If you are eligible for the CA College Promise Grant, you may also qualify for the EOPS Program.
  • 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?

If you meet one of the following criteria, you may appeal your loss of the CA College Promise Grant.

  • Extenuating circumstances (accident, illness, or change in economic situation).
  • Significant academic improvement (2.0 GPA and 50 percent completion rate in the last term).
  • Verified disability with accommodation not received in a timely manner.
  • Unable to obtain essential support services.
  • Are a participant in the CalWORKS, EOPS, DSS, or Veterans program.

Loss of CPG appeals must be submitted to the Admissions and Records Office no later than:

  • Fall '19: December 6, 2019
  • Spring '20: May 8, 2020
  • Summer '20: July 16, 2020

CA College Promise Grant Appeal Form

 


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

Contact Financial Aid

Contact

Telephone: 925-969-2009

Email: financialaid@dvc.edu

Fax: 925-691-1132 

Office location: SSC building, first floor Pleasant Hill campus map

Office location

Admissions and Records, San Ramon campus map