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California College Promise Grant (CCPG - formerly BOGFW) are available to students in need of enrollment fee assistance. To be eligible, a student must be a California resident who at the time of enrollment is a recipient of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), General Assistance, or meets the following income standards: 

2019-2020 CCPG Income Standards

Number in Household

Total Family Income 2017


$ 18,210


$ 24,690


$ 31,170


$ 37,650


$ 44,130


$ 50,610


$ 57,090


$ 63,570

(Add $6,480 for each additional family member.)

For students who do not meet the above criteria, eligibility for a CCPG may be determined by completing a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA).

The CCPG waives course enrollment fees only!  All other course fees (i.e. materials fees, lab fees, etc.) must be paid within 7 day of registration or students will be dropped for non-payment (see Pay-to-Stay for more information). 

Bureau of Indian Affairs Grants are available to students who are at least one-quarter American Indian. These grants provide supplemental funds for educational expenses. Contact the Bureau of Indian Affairs at (916) 978-4329 for application information.

Cal Grant B Awards are available to students from low-income backgrounds and average up to $ 1,656 a year. Apply before March each year for the following academic year.

Cal Grant C Awards of up to $ 1094 for training-related costs are available to students pursuing a vocationally oriented course of study. Apply before March each year for the following academic year.

Student Success Completion Grant (SSCG) Awards of $649-$2000 per semester are available to Cal Grant B and Cal Grant C students who are enrolled full-time (15 units required for maximum award).

CARE Grants are available for single parent EOPS students receiving TANF with at least one child under fourteen years of age to help pay for books, transportation, and child care. Support services to assist students in meeting their goals are part of the program.

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services Awards (EOPS) are available to educationally disadvantaged students with financial need. Additional support services are available through the program.

Federal Pell Grants of approximately $ 6195 per academic year are available to qualified students. This federal aid program is designed to provide assistance to those who demonstrate a financial need while attending college.  Students must apply each year beginning in October for the following academic year.

Summer Pell Grant awards may be available to students who have not received their maximum yearly award during the Fall and Spring semesters. Students who are enrolled at least half-time (6 or more units) may also qualify for additonal Pell under certain conditions. For more information, click on the Summer Pell Grant link above or use the Financial Aid Quick Launch link.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants of $ 100 to $ 4,000 per academic year may be available to students who are receiving a Federal Pell Grant and have financial need. Students with the highest need are considered first.