California College Promise Grant (CCPG)

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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.


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.

To receive a CCPG, students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online ( 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 2019-2020 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 2019-20 CCPG is good for 3 semesters (summer 2019, fall 2019 and spring 2020) 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 timely manner.
  • Significant academic improvement.
  • Successful appeal for enrollment priority extends to the fee waiver.

Appeal for Priority Enrollment and/or CCPG

California College Promise General Information

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Last Modified Jun 17, 2019