California College Promise Grant (CCPG)

Need help paying your fees?

The Board of Governors of the California Community College system offers a fee waiver program for low-income residents of California that are attending a community college. The California College Promise Grant (CCPG), formerly known as the BOG fee waiver, will waive all per-unit enrollment fees ($46 per unit) for an eligible student. It will also waive a portion of parking permit fees. To qualify for a CCPG, you need to:

  1. Be classified as a resident of California or AB 540 student by Admissions and Records.
  2. Meet income criteria by:
    • Providing proof that you are receiving monthly cash assistance from TANF/CalWORKs, SSI/SSP or General Assistance (or, if a dependent student, your parent(s) receive this assistance) or
    • Establishing that your income (or your parent's income, if you are a dependent student) was within set income standards for the CCPG or
    • Completing a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at Oxnard College and have remaining financial need or
    • Being a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient (or dependent); being a dependent of a victim of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack; having certification from the California Department of Veteran Affairs or the National Guard Adjutant General; or being a dependent of a deceased law enforcement/fire suppression personnel killed in the line of duty that you are eligible for this waiver.

What are the income standards for 2018-2019?

Family Size 2016 Income
1 $18,090.00                      
2 $24,360.00
3 $30,630.00
4 $36,900.00
5 $43,170.00
6 $49,440.00
7 $55,710.00
8 $61,980.00
Each Additional Family Member $6,270

How do I apply?

Applications are submitted online or in-person for each academic year.

Students attending Oxnard College during the Fall 2018, Spring 2019, or Summer 2019 semesters complete one of the following:

How do I maintain CCPG eligibility?

Meet academic and progress standards each term.

Academic - Sustain a grade-point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher

If your cumulative GPA drops below 2.0 for two consecutive primary terms (Fall/Spring), you may lose eligibility.

Progress - Complete a minimum 50% of your coursework

If the cumulative number of courses you successfully complete drops below 50% in two consecutive primary terms (Fall/Spring), you may lose eligibility.

Combination of Academic and Progress Standards

Any combination of two consecutive terms of cumulative GPA below 2.0 and/or your course completion is not a minimum of 50% may result in the loss of eligibility.

How will I know?

You'll be notified within 30 days of the end of each term if you are being placed on either Academic (GPA) and/or Progress (Course Completion) probation. Your notification will state a second term of probation will result in loss of eligibility. After the second consecutive term of probation, you may lose eligibility at your next registration opportunity.

How to regain eligibility.

If you lose eligibility, there are a few ways that you can have it reinstated:

  • Improve your GPA or Course Completion measures to meet the academic and progress standards
  • Successfully appeal regarding extenuating circumstances
  • Not attend your community college district for two consecutive primary terms

The appeals process for extenuating circumstances includes:

  • Verified accidents, illness or other circumstances beyond your control
  • Changes in economic situation
  • Evidence of inability to obtain essential support services
  • Special consideration factors for CalWORKs, EOPS, DSPS, and veteran students
  • Disability accommodations not received in a timely manner

Please note that foster youth and former foster youth (age 24 years and younger) are not subject to loss of CCPG under these regulations.