California College Promise Grant

The California College Promise Grant (CCPG), formerly known as the Board of Governors Fee Waiver, is not a cash award. If eligible, your enrollment fees will be waived for the academic year.  You do not have to complete a separate application if you complete FAFSA.

To watch a video explaining the details of the California College Promise Grant, click here.

For AB 540 students, you must complete California Dream Act Application.


In order for students to maintain California College Promise Grant eligibility, students must meet the following:

  • Meet the Income standard
  • Be a California resident
  • Meet Academic Standards (Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher)
  • Meet Progress Standards (Cumulative satisfactory completion of more than 50% of all coursework attempted at PCCD)

Note: Academic and Progress standards above do not apply to foster youth (24 years and younger)

For more information, please visit our district website here:

>> Loss of California College Promise Grant Information: 

>>> Income Standard Information: 2021-2022 California College Promise Grant Income Standard

Visit: to complete the FAFSA application

Visit: to complete the Dream Act application

Berkeley City College Federal School Code: 014311

Berkeley City College Dream Act /State School Code: 02242700


**After 7 business days if your Passport still shows your tuition fees, please come visit our Financial Aid Office **