Bakersfield College

Bakersfield College Financial Aid Office

CA College Promise Grant (formerly the Board of Governors Fee Waiver - BOGW)

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.

How to apply

Online Applications

To apply for a California Promise Grant, and additional federal or state aid, complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act application.

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. Watch a short video overview of the California College Promise Grant.

Paper Applications

Paper California Promise Grant applications are still available at the following links. However, you will not be considered for additional federal or state aid unless you complete a FAFSA or Dream Act application.


Methods and Qualifications

Method A

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.

Method B

You may qualify for a California College Promise Grant under method B if:

You and/or your parent(s) meet household size and income state-assigned criteria.

Method C

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.

For questions about California Promise Grant appeal process, please contact the Admissions and Records Office.