AB-19 Community colleges: California College Promise

Existing law established what has been known as the Board of Governors’ (BOG) waiver, renamed the California College Promise Grant, to waive the $46/per unit per semester fee for students meeting specified requirements. The California College Promise, established by AB-19, maintains the BOG waiver and administers separate appropriated funding through the CCCCO to community colleges to support student success with an emphasis on first-time, full-time students. Colleges can use these funds to waive some or all of the $46 enrollment fees for first-time, full-time students, or invest in campus-based innovations to advance student success.
 
The chancellor will establish a funding formula for distribution of legislatively appropriated funds to each community college district that takes into account, but is not limited to, the number of full-time equivalent students at each college and the number of those students who are deemed eligible to receive federal Pell Grants. 

The Governor's 2018-2019 budget proposes $46 million to support this initiative. 

Resources: Legislation (AB19)