California College Promise Grant

California residents may be eligible to have enrollment fees waived. The California College Promise Grant assists eligible students with the enrollment fees by waiving the student's tuition fees (currently $46 per unit). Students are responsible for paying the MJC general fees which include all materials cost for any course.

To receive this assistance, students must:

  • Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), California Dream Act Application (CADAA) or complete the California College Promise Grant Application. 
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards for California College Promise Grant.  For more information go to California College Promise Grant Regulations.
  • Be a California resident, AB540 or AB1899 eligible student or homeless youth who meet eligibility requirements
  • Meet one of the following qualifying methods (CCPG A, CCPG B, or CCPG C) listed below:
METHOD
QUALIFICATIONS
CCPG A

Independent Students: A student qualifies if he/she receives assistance from or meets any of the following criteria. Documentation is required as indicated on the CCPG application.

    • TANF/CalWORKs
    • SSI/SSP
    • General Assistance
    • A Veteran's dependent fee waiver
    • Is a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor or is a child of a recipient, or a dependent of a victim of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack
    • A dependent of a deceased law enforcement/fire suppression personnel killed in the line of duty
CCPG B

A student qualifies if the student's income or the parent's income (if dependent) for the base year falls below the minimum standards based on the size of the family. Income levels for CCPG B are set by the State Chancellor's Office.

2020-2021

Students who are dependent on either the FAFSA or CADAA and meet the following criteria, are considered independent on the California College Promise Grant (CCPG) paper form:

  • Do not live with parents
  • Were not claimed on Parents 2018 taxes

2020-2021 Income Standards (for Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021)

Family Size / Income

1                           $18,735
2                           $25,365
3                           $31,995
4                           $38,625
5                           $45,255
6                           $51,885
7                           $58,515
8                           $65,145
Each Additional Family Member Add:  $6,630

 

2019-2020

Students who are dependent on either the FAFSA or CADAA and meet the following criteria, are considered independent on the California College Promise Grant (CCPG) paper form:

  • Do not live with parents
  • Were not claimed on Parents 2017 taxes

2019-2020 Income Standards (for Summer 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020)

Family Size / Income

1                           $18,210
2                           $24,690
3                           $31,170
4                           $37,650
5                           $44,130
6                           $50,610
7                           $57,090
8                           $63,570
Each Additional Family Member Add:  $6,480
CCPG C

A student who does not meet eligibility requirements for CCPG A or B can apply through the FAFSA or CADAA application. A student qualifies if he/she is determined to have minimum unmet need (as annually established by the Chancellor's Office) by the Student Financial Services Office.

 

IMPORTANT!! The California College Promise Grant is good for 3 semesters and students do not need to re-apply every semester.

 
California College Promise Grant for Respiratory Care Program – BS Degree  

Students accepted into the Bachelor of Science Respiratory Care program at MJC will pay $130 per unit (upper division coursework fee of $84 and enrollment fee of $46).  If eligible for a California College Promise Grant, the $46 per unit will be waived leaving the student to pay $84 per unit as required pursuant to Education Code 78042 (g)(5).  Students in this program may apply for the California College Promise Grant by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Cal Dream Act Application (CADAA) only.  Paper applications cannot be considered.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards for California College Promise Grant.  

For more information click on the following links: 

                                              

NOTE: When you file a FAFSA, you are applying for a California College Promise Grant as well as other grants, loans, and work-study.

Check with the Student Financial Services Office to see if you have already been awarded a California College Promise Grant through your FAFSA or CADAA before you submit a paper application.
MJC Student Financial Services Office:  575-7700 or mjc_finaid@mjc.edu