California College Promise Grant

Waives Tuition

The California College Promise Grant is available for students planning to or currently attending a California community college and waives per-unit tuition fees. More than 1 million students got this grant last year... now it could be your turn!

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Cool, But Am I Eligible?

Glad you asked! Here are three eligibility requirements to qualify for the California College Promise Grant:

  1. You must be a student planning to or currently attending a California community college.
  2. You must be determined a resident OR be exempt from non-resident fees under the California Dream Act.
  3. You must have financial need.

Financial need is determined based on factors including your parent’s income and household size. The first step to determining if you have financial need is to complete the FAFSA or California Dream Act Application (CADAA), which opens doors to all types of financial aid. 

Millions of dollars of financial aid go unused every year because students don’t think they will qualify, which in many cases isn’t true. Don’t miss your opportunity to receive financial aid by completing the FAFSA!

How Do I Get Started?

You must complete the FAFSA or CADAA to determine the types of aid you qualify for.

How do I Apply?

Conveniently fill out and submit the application online at CCCApply.

Find a financial aid office in your area by using our locator tool.


Remember to keep your promises. Yes, if you’re not careful, it IS possible to lose your California College Promise Grant. For more information to maintain or regain your eligibility, visit our FAQs or visit your local financial aid office.

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Keep Up Your Grades

You must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher.
If your cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 for two consecutive terms (not including summer), you may lose your eligibility for the California College Promise Grant.

Complete Your Classes

You must complete more than 50% of your coursework.
You could also lose your eligibility for the grant if the overall number of units you complete is 50% or less for two consecutive terms (not including summer).