California College Promise Grant (BOG Fee Waiver)

About the California College Promise Grant (CCPG)

Part-time or full-time students may qualify for the California College Promise Grant, formally known as the Board of Governors Fee Waiver. The BOG/CCPG fee waiver allows you to waive (not pay) your enrollment fee for the academic year. Other fees, such as parking, books, student body, and student representation fees must be paid by you. California residents may qualify for a fee waiver to have their enrollment fees waived. Arrangements for assistance in applying should be made prior to registration.

If a student is awarded a fee waiver and is determined at a later date to have been ineligible or fail to turn in required documents, the fee waiver will be automatically canceled and the fees reassessed to the student's account.

If you have received your Bachelors Degree or higher, your Federal Financial Aid may be limited, but you may qualify for the California College Promise Grant, formally known as the Board of Governors Fee Waiver.

Federal School Code: 012907



  • Option 1
1. U.S Citizens and Permanent Legal Residents: Submit the FAFSA application to see if you are eligible for the fee waiver.
2. AB540 Students: Submit a California Dream Act Application.
3. If you have already submitted a FAFSA or California Dream Act application, then.
4. Please Note: Submitting a FAFSA application will supersede/override the CCPG (aka BOG fee) waiver application from Passport.
  • Option 2
1. Apply for BOG Fee Waiver via Passport.
2. Your Passport account will be updated with your CCPG (aka BOG) eligibility within the next 24 hours.
3. Then check Passport to verify your eligibility and to see if you are required to turn in documents.
4. You have 21 days from the date you submitted your application to turn in any required documents.
  • Eligibility Method A

- Be a California Resident

- Receive TANF/CalWORKS or SSI/SSP (Supplemental Security Income / State Supplemental Program) or General Assistance / General Relief while enrolled

- Sign an application under penalty of perjury that he/she is a program recipient and provide documentation such as an Aid Verification Summary (TANF), copy of a Benefits Letter from the Social Security Administration Office (SSI), or photocopy of the most recent public assistance check (General Assistance)

  • Eligibility Method B

- Be a California Resident

- Meet the Board of Governors Fee Waiver Income Standards (2017-2018) for the 2017-2018 Academic year 

- Meet the California College Promise Grant Program Formerly Board of Governors Fee Waiver  Program 2018-2019 Income Standards for the 2018-2019 academic year 

- If your income exceeds the Income Standards, you can submit a FAFSA application to see if you qualify for a fee waiver (please see Option 1 above)

  • Eligibility Method C

- Be a California Resident

- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and list Lake Tahoe Community College Federal School Code 012907

- You will receive a confirmation that your FAFSA application was processed by the Dept. of Education within three days after submitting your application

  • Special Classification

- Be a California Resident

- Have certification from the California Department of Veterans Affairs or the National Guard Adjutant General that you are eligible for a dependent's fee waiver

- Have a certification from the Department of Veterans Affairs or the CA Victim Compensation and government Claims Board that you are eligible as a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor as a child of a recipient or a dependent of a victim of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack

- Have documentation that you are eligible as a dependent of a deceased law enforcement / fire suppression personnel killed in line of duty

Update to the California College Promise Grant (CCPG)

If you have less than a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) and/or a completion rate of all attempted units at or below 50%, you may be at risk of losing BOG Fee Waiver eligibility.