Once you've qualified for the California College Promise Grant, it's important to ensure that you are meeting the academic and progress standards in order to avoid losing the fee waiver.
Academic - Sustain a GPA of 2.0 or higher
If your cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 for two consecutive primary terms (fall/spring semesters), you may lose your fee waiver eligibility.
Progress - Complete more than 50% of your coursework
If the cumulative number of courses you successfully complete is not more than 50% in two consecutive primary terms (fall/spring semesters), you may lose your fee waiver eligibility.
Combination of Academic and Progress Standards
Any combination of two consecutive terms of cumulative GPA below 2.0 and/or your course completion is not a minimum of 50% may result in the loss of your fee waiver eligibility.
How will I know if I lose the California College Promise Grant?
You'll 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 loss of your fee waiver eligibility. After the second consecutive term of probation, you may lose your fee waiver eligibility at your next registration opportunity.
Can I regain eligibility?
If you lose eligibility for the California College Promise Grant, there are a few ways that you can have it reinstated:
- Improve your GPA or Course Completion measures to meet the academic and progress standards
- Successful appeal regarding extenuating circumstances (coming soon)
- Not attending your school district for two consecutive primary terms
The appeals process for extenuating circumstances includes:
- Verified accidents, illness or other circumstances beyond your control
- Changes in economic situation
- Evidence of inability to obtain essential support services
- Special consideration factors for CalWORKs, EOPS, DSPS, FYE and veteran students
- Disability accommodations not received in a timely manner
Please note that foster youth and former foster youth (age 24 years and younger) are not subject to loss of California College Promise Grant under these regulations.