California College Promise Grant (formerly known as BOG Fee Waiver) Application
We encourage all of our students who are California residents to apply for the California College Promise Grant (formerly known as BOG Fee Waiver), which waives enrollment fees and reduces the cost for health and parking fees. Eligible students who complete and submit the FAFSA or the CA Dream Act application will automatically be considered for the CCPG grant, in addition to other aid. Learn more about the California College Promise Grant (formerly known as BOG Fee Waiver).
Before you apply for the California College Promise Grant
- You must be a continuing student at Mt. SAC or have already submitted your application to Mt. SAC.
- You must be a California resident.
- If you completed and submitted the FAFSA or CA Dream Act application, you will automatically be considered for the California College Promise Grant (this is the RECOMMENDED method for consideration).
How to apply for California College Promise Grant
- Option One (RECOMMENDED OPTION) – Complete the FAFSA or the CA Dream Act application and eligible students are automatically considered for the CCPG grant, in addition to other aid.
- Option Two – Submit a paper CCPG application to the designated Mt. SAC Financial Aid staff member with the following REQUIRED documentation:
- If you (the student ONLY) are receiving monthly cash assistance for yourself or any dependents from TANF/CalWORKs, SSI/SSP (Supplemental Security Income/State Supplemental Program), and/or General Assistance – you must provide proof (i.e., copy of CA-7 with current or last month’s date, agency verification, etc.).
- If you are a dependent student whose parent(s)/RDP are receiving monthly cash assistance from TANF/CalWORKs or SSI/SSP as a primary source of income – you must provide proof (i.e., copy of CA-7 with current or last month’s date, agency verification, etc.).
- If you are eligible for a dependent's fee waiver, submit certification by the California Department of Veterans Affairs or the National Guard Adjutant General.
- If you are eligible as a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor or as a child of a recipient, submit documentation from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
- If you are eligible as a dependent of a victim of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack, submit documentation from the CA Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board.
- If you are eligible as a dependent of a deceased law enforcement/fire suppression personnel killed in the line of duty, submit documentation from the public agency employer of record.
- If you are eligible based on established income standards, submit proof of income (federal tax return(s), W2s, or other income verification). If you qualify for independent status based on not being claimed on parent’s taxes, you must also provide a copy of parent tax returns showing you were not claimed as a dependent.
Note: It is recommended that students apply for the CCPG prior to enrolling. You must reapply each year, beginning with the fall term. The CCPG will not be applied to courses dropped prior to Financial Aid receiving the application. If a student retroactively demonstrates eligibility for a fee waiver at any time during the academic year, the College may reimburse the student for the fees paid, even if one or more terms have been completed. Reimbursements may be paid to students only within the current academic year. There shall be no reimbursements after June 30 of the academic year. If a student becomes ineligible after receiving the CCPG, the college has the option of pursuing recovery of the ineligible fees.