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California College Promise Grant (formerly the BOG Fee Waiver)

Most Sierra College students can get the California College Promise Grant (formerly the Board of Governor’s, BOG, Fee Waiver). California residents and non-residents may be eligible. You must meet specific income requirements.

Fees Covered by the California College Promise Grant

The California College Promise Grant will waive the following fees:

  • Enrollment Fee
  • Health Fee for students who qualify under Method A
  • Parking Permit Fee is reduced

However, the California College Promise Grant does not pay for books or supplies.

Duration of California College Promise Grant

The California College Promise Grant will be in effect for the full academic year (fall, spring, and summer). There are no minimum or maximum unit requirements.

Eligibility

Academic Standards

To remain eligible for a California College Promise Grant, you must:

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Complete at least 50% of all units attempted

You will lose your California College Promise Grant if you are on academic or progress probation for two consecutive fall and spring terms.

Learn more about probation and dismissal.
 

Financial Information

To determine your eligibility for the California College Promise Grant, we use:

  • FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • Or your California Dream Application
California College Promise Grant is automatically awarded to eligible students through June 30 of each year.

If You have not Completed the FAFSA

You can fill out the California College Promise Grant​  Application and submit IRS tax transcripts to see if you are eligible. Spanish application is also available.

Return completed California College Promise Grant applications to the Rocklin or Nevada County Campus Financial Aid Office. You can also mail the application, bring it in person or fax it.

Financial Aid and Summer

Summer is considered a trailer for financial aid awards. We may process a California College Promise Grant application up to the last day of a summer term for those students enrolled in summer. If you are not enrolled in summer, we may not process a California College Promise Grant application past June 30 for any retroactive reimbursements.

Methods and Qualifications

Method A

To qualify for a California College Promise Grant under method A, you or your parent(s) must be currently receiving one of the following:

  • TANF/CalWORKs
  • SSI/SSP
  • General Assistance
You must show proof of your current benefits. To find out what documents you can use as proof of current benefits, contact the Financial Aid Office.
 

California College Promise Grant  A will Waive the Following Fees:

  • Enrollment Fee
  • Student Center Fee
  • Health Fees
  • Parking Permit Fee will be reduced

Method B

To qualify for a California College Promise Grant under method B you or your parent(s) must meet household size and income standards. View the 2017–18 BOGFW-B Income Standards.

California College Promise Grant B will Waive the Following:

  • Enrollment Fees
  • Parking Permit Fee will be reduced
However, the Student Center Fee and Health Fee will not be waived.

Method C

To qualify for a California College Promise Grant under method C, complete the FAFSA. We will use your FAFSA to determine your eligibility for the California College Promise Grant. If you are eligible, we will automatically award you the California College Promise Grant Fee Waiver.

California College Promise Grant C will Waive the Following:

  • Enrollment Fee
  • Parking Permit Fee will be reduced
However, the Student Center Fee and Health Fee will not be waived.

Video on the California College Promise Grant

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