Waive Fees with California College Promise Grant

The majority of Sierra College students are eligible for the CCPG Grant. It is available to California residents and non-residents (AB 540 students) who meet specific income eligibility requirements.


Academic Standards. To remain eligible for a CCPG, you must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and complete at least 50% of all units attempted. 

Consecutive fall and spring terms.

Covered Fees

  • Tuition
  • Health fee for students who qualify under Method A
  • Reduces the parking permit fee

Duration of Fee Waiver

The CCPG fee waiver will be in effect for the academic year (fall, spring, and summer). There are no minimum or maximum unit requirements

  • CPG and Summer Session. Summer is considered a part of the previous fall/spring academic year for financial aid awards.
  • We may process a CCPG application for the previous year up to the last day of the summer session for those students enrolled in summer courses.
  • If you are not enrolled in summer courses, we cannot process a CCPG application past June 30 for any retroactive reimbursements.

CCPG Qualifications, Methods and Waived Fees


To determine your eligibility for CCPG, we use information from your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or your California Dream Application. CCPG is automatically awarded to eligible students through June 30 of each year.

If you have not completed the FAFSA, fill out the CCPG 2022/2023 Application and submit IRS tax transcripts to see if you are eligible.

Methods and Waived Fees

CCPG Method A

You or your parent(s) must currently be receiving one of the following:

  • General Assistance

You must show proof of your current benefits. Use the following documents as proof of current benefits:


Waived Fees

  • Tuition
  • Student center fee
  • Health fees
  • Parking permit fee will be reduced

CCPG Method B

You or your parent(s) must meet household size and income standards. View the 2022 Promise Grant Income Standards.

Waived Fees

  • Tuition
  • Parking permit fee will be reduced

The Student Center Fee and Health Services Fee will not be waived.

CCPG Method C

Complete the FAFSA form. 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.

Waived Fees

  • Tuition
  • Parking permit fee will be reduced

The Student Center Fee and Health Services Fee will not be waived.

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