CA College Promise Grant
The California College Promise Grant (CCPG), formerly called the Board of Governor's Fee Waiver (BOGW), is a state funded program available for eligible California residents and eligible AB540 students attending California community colleges.
The California College Promise Grant waives the $46 per unit enrollment fees.
The California College Promise Grant does not waive the following fees:
- Student Health
- Student Rep
- Student Center
- Material Fees
How to apply
If you paid for classes prior to receiving a California Promise Grant you will receive a refund if found eligible. The California Promise Grant program is not a cash award.
Methods and Qualifications
You may qualify for a California College Promise Grant under method A if:
You or your parent(s) are currently receiving TANF/Cal WORKS, SSI/SSP, General Assistance or have certification from the California Department of Veterans Affairs and can provide proof of current benefits.
You may qualify for a California College Promise Grant under method B if:
You and/or your parent(s) meet household size and state-assigned income criteria.
You may qualify for a California College Promise Grant under method C if:
You filed a FAFSA or Dream Act application, and have at least $1104 of unmet financial need. No additional application is required.
Academic Eligibility & CCPG
Academic: Sustain a GPA of 2.0 or higher
If your cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 for two (2) consecutive primary terms (Fall and Spring semesters are primary terms at Bakersfield College) you may lose your California Promise Grant eligibility.
Progress: Complete more than 50% of your coursework
If the cumulative number of courses you successfully complete falls below 50% in two (2) consecutive primary terms (Fall and Spring semesters are primary terms at Bakersfield College) you may lose your California Promise Grant eligibility.
Combination of Academic and Progress Standards
Any combination of two consecutive terms of cumulative GPA below 2.0 and/or cumulative course completion less than 50% may result in loss of California Promise Grant eligibility.
Note: You will 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 include the information that a second term of probation will result in a loss of California Promise Grant eligibility. After the second consecutive term of Probation, you may lose eligibility for the California Promise Grant at your next registration opportunity.
Contact Financial Aid
- Monday - Thursday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
- Friday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
- Saturday - Sunday: Closed
- Don't Forget Your Photo ID!
- Monday - Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
- Friday: 8:00AM - 11:45 AM
- Saturday - Sunday: Closed
- BC ID number required
- All responses via your BC Assigned email
- Response time within 24-48 working hours of receipt
Federal School Code: 001118
Office of Financial Aid
1801 Panorama Dr.
Bakersfield, CA 93305