This financial aid initiative from the Board of Governors of the California Community College system waives the $46/unit fee for low-income Community College students who are California residents. Qualifying individuals for the California College Promise Grant include:
Resources: Education Code Section 76300
While the California College Promise program requires partnership with K-12 institutions, there is an equal opportunity to increase the pipeline of students to college success through partnership with California’s Adult Schools (AEP and WIOA title II initiatives).
Additionally, the CalWorks and CalFresh initiatives also support adults with educational needs who can benefit greatly from the tuition waiver. With this expansion of the former Board of Governor’s waiver, first time full time students of any age can be supported full time for a year of tuition. Adult students, however, may need part-time options in this program to fit the responsibilities of work and family.