California College Promise Grant
California residents may be eligible to have enrollment fees waived. The California
College Promise (Formerly Board of Governors Fee Waiver) 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.
There are three types of California College Promise Grant (CCPG):
CCPG-A (formerly BOG-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 (formerly BOG-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 (formerly BOG-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
To receive a CCPG, students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid
(FAFSA) online (www.fafsa.gov) or Dream Act Application or complete the CCPG online application. Students have
a higher chance of qualifying for a fee waiver by filing a FAFSA. If you have filed
a FAFSA, please check if you have been awarded the CCPG before you submit a paper
application. If you have completed the 2018-2019 financial aid application (FAFSA or Dream Act),
please check myHancock to see if your CCPG has been awarded to you.
You may apply for a CCPG by submitting your online CCPG application.
The 2018-19 CCPG is good for 3 semesters (summer 2018, fall 2018 and spring 2019) and students do not
need to re-apply every semester.
These are the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards for CCPG for more information
click on CCPG Regulations.
California College Promise GRANT (CCPG) Appeals
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
- Significant academic improvement.
- Successful appeal for enrollment priority extends to the fee waiver.
Appeal for Priority Enrollment and/or CCPG
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Cal Poly SLO, Aerospace Engineering
I excelled in math and science in school, so engineering was the right fit and I just had to figure out how to get it done. Throughout high school, I took courses at Allan Hancock College (AHC), and graduated as my high school valedictorian. I then attended AHC in search of a smooth transition to a university. I was able to take my lower division engineering courses and form a great relationship with my professors. While at AHC, I received multiple scholarships form the Allan Hancock Foundation, Santa Barbara Foundation, and MESA-NSF Scholarship. I then attended California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, to pursue an aerospace engineering degree. After just one year at Cal Poly, I was accepted into one of the most prestigious internship programs that NASA offers, the Aeronautics Academy.