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California College Promise Grant (CCPG)


California residents may be eligible to have enrollment fees waived. The California College Promise Grant assists eligible students with the enrollment fees by waiving the student's tuition fees (currently $46 per unit). Students are responsible for paying the Allan Hancock general fees which includes all material cost for any course, health fee, and other student fees. If you paid your fees prior to eligibility determination, there can be no reimbursement after the last day of instruction for that academic year.

Application Information

There are three types of California College Promise Grant (CCPG):

CCPG-A - Recipients of public assistance (e.g., General Assistance/Relief, TANF/CalWORKs, SSI) are eligible for CCPG-A. Proper documentation must be provided to the Financial Aid office to receive CCPG-A.

CCPG-B - Eligibility for CCPG-B is based on household size and total family income from two years prior the academic year for which the student is applying.

CCPG-C - In order to be eligible for CCPG-C, you must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have demonstrated financial need as determined by the Financial Aid office.

Fill out the FAFSA

If you are not a U.S. Citizen or a Permanent Resident, complete the California Dream Act Application (CADAA). Apply for Aid as a Dream Act Student

If you have already filed a FAFSA or Dream Act, please check myHancock under the heading "My Financial Aid"

You may also apply for a CCPG by submitting the online CCPG application, however Students have a higher chance of qualifying for a fee waiver by filing a FAFSA. Please check myHancock to see if you have been awarded the CCPG before you submit a paper or online application.

The CCPG is good for three semesters (summer, fall, and spring) and students do not need to re-apply every semester.

ARE YOU AT RISK OF LOSING YOUR California College Promise  grant?

California community college students receiving the California College Promise must meet minimum academic and progress standards to remain eligible for the California College Promise Grant.

If you are considering applying for the CCP Grant, please review the Academic and Progress Standards listed below to ensure you do not lose your fee waiver.


Cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher

If your cumulative GPA falls below 2.00 for two consecutive primary terms (fall and spring semesters are primary terms at Allan Hancock College) you will lose your fee waiver eligibility.


Cumulative satisfactory completion of more than 50 percent of all credits attempted

If the cumulative number of credits you successfully complete is not more than 50 percent in two consecutive primary semesters, you will lose your fee waiver eligibility.


Any combination of two consecutive semesters of cumulative GPA below 2.00, and/or cumulative credit completion that is not more than 50 percent will result in loss of fee waiver eligibility and enrollment priority.

In order for students to maintain CCPG eligibility, students must meet both the Academic and Progress Standards listed above.

  • These standards do not apply to foster youth (24 years and younger).
  • Students will be able to appeal the loss of the California College Promise and/or loss of priority registration based upon verifiable extenuating circumstances.

You will be notified within 30 days of the end of each term if you are being placed on either Academic (GPA) and/or Progress (credit completion) Probation. Your notification will include the information that a second term of probation will result in loss of fee waiver eligibility. After the second consecutive term of probation, you will lose eligibility for the fee waiver at your next registration opportunity.

Students will be able to appeal the loss of the California College Promise Grant based upon the following verifiable circumstances:
  • Extenuating circumstances – cases of accidents, illnesses, or other circumstances beyond a student's control.
  • A change in a student's economic situation.
  • Evidence that a student was unable to obtain essential support services.
  • Special consideration of factors for CalWORKs, EOPS, DSPS (LAP), and veteran students.
  • Students with disabilities who applied for but did not receive accommodation in a timely manner.
  • Significant academic improvement.
  • Successful appeal for enrollment priority extends to the fee waiver.

Appeal for loss of CCPG