California College Promise Grant

The California College Promise Grant (CCPG) is a state-wide program, exclusive to community colleges. Applicants must be California residents.

The CCPG offers the following benefits:

  • Waives Tuition Fee
  • Waives a Portion of the Parking Permit Fee

The application process is available through the academic year.

If a student completes a FAFSA/CADAA and are eligible for the CCPG, the award will automatically be posted for the student. If you are taking classes at both Cypress College and Fullerton College, you will need to add both federal school codes.

If a student does not complete the FAFSA/CADAA, they can complete an online CCPG application through myGateway. Select Financial Aid and then select Board of Governors Fee Waiver Application. One application will cover you at both Cypress College and Fullerton College.

The following outlines the three qualification methods:

METHOD A:
1) Receiving monthly cash assistance
2) Dependent student whose parents are receiving TANF/CalWorks or SSI/SSP as sole source of income
3) Eligible dependent of a United States Veteran
4) Recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, child of a recipient, or a dependent of a victim of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack
5) Dependent of a deceased law enforcement/fire suppression personnel killed in the line of duty

METHOD B:
Household income

METHOD C:
Unmet need, through the completion of a FAFSA/Dream Act application.

TIP: You must re-apply each academic year.

Federal Supplemental educational /Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

FSEOG is a campus-based Programs are administered directly by the Financial Aid Office. The amount of aid received is based on certain factors, such as students financial need, the amount of other aid received, and the availability of funds. Fullerton College receives a certain amount of funds each year from the federal government. When the funds are expended, no additional awards are awarded for the school year.

FSEOG is a Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant that does NOT have to be repaid. It is offered to students with the highest amount of unmet need. Priority is given to Federal Pell Grant recipients. Funds are limited…APPLY EARLY!

TIP: Be aware of the deadline dates for applying to the various programs.

Federal Work-Study

The Federal Work Study Program (FWS) is a grant providing students with the opportunity to earn additional money, while working on or off campus. In addition to the money earned from FWS, students gain valuable experience, in most cases, in the field of their choice.

How quickly the grant is expended, depends on the number of hours worked each week, and the hourly rate of pay. How much the student earns per hour depends highly on the skills possessed by the student and the skills required. Additionally, the FWS administrator will review the student’s class schedule and unmet financial need prior to the FWS assignment.

Another benefit to FWS, is that while the money earned is reported as income to the IRS, it is NOT considered as income on the FAFSA application.

In order to be considered for Federal Work Study, students must comply with the following requirements:

  • Step 1: Students should complete and submit a FAFSA at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa
  • Step 2: Students should answer “YES” to question 31 on the FAFSA, which asks if you are interested in Federal Work Study.
  • Step 3: Students should complete their financial aid file by May 29th.

Funds are extremely limited for Federal Work Study, so it is imperative that you submit your FAFSA early, respond quickly to any request for more information and/or corrections, and meet the SAP policy.

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Pell Grant

The Pell Grant is a federal grant to use towards educational expenses. There is no minimum number of units required although award is based on the number of units enrolled. For example, if a student is enrolled in 6 units (half-time), the student will only receive half of the Pell Grant they are eligible for. The Pell Grant is awarded based on financial need. A student must complete the FAFSA to be considered.

Amounts can change yearly. The maximum Federal Pell Grant award is is $6345 for the 2020-21 award year (July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021).
The amount you get, though, will depend on:

  • your Expected Family Contribution,
  • the cost of attendance (determined by your school for your specific program),
  • your status as a full-time or part-time student, and
  • your plans to attend school for a full academic year or less.

Student With Dependent Children Grant

Students attending a UC, CSU or CCC who have dependent children, receiving more than half of their support from you and who are under the age of 18, might be eligible to receive an access award of up to $6,000 for eligible Cal Grant B or up to $4000 for eligible Cal Grant C recipients.  The award amounts will be prorated to be consistent with the students’ enrollment status: full-time, three-quarter-time, half-time.

  • Cal Grant Awards for Students with Dependent children
  • California Governor Gavin Newsom and the State Legislature approved new funding to increase your Cal Grant award in 2020-21.

If you are having difficulties logging in to your WebGrants 4 Students account, please view the following video on YouTube.

For more information go to – https://www.csac.ca.gov/students-dependents

Student Success Completion Grant (SSCG)

The Student Success Completion Grant (SSCG) is a new grant which began Fall 2018 for Cal Grant B and C recipients attending a California Community College full-time (12 units or more). Students will be automatically reviewed for eligibility if they meet the eligibility requirements below. The SSCG provides students with an additional $1298 – $4000 annually depending on the number of units they enroll in.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be a Cal Grant B or C recipient that received a full-time Cal Grant payment
  • Must be enrolled full-time (12 units or more)
  • Must meet federal Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards
  • Must have unmet need to receive the SSCG

The purpose of the SSCG is to provide students with additional financial aid to help offset the total cost of community college attendance and to encourage full-time attendance for successful on-time completion. Students with 15 units or more per term, meeting the requirements above, will have eligibility for the maximum award.

The SSCG replaced the Full Time Student Success Grant (FTSSG) and the Community College Completion Grant (CCCG).

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California Chafee Grant for Foster Youth

If you are or were in foster care between the ages of 16 and 18 as a dependent or ward of the court and have financial need, you may qualify for up to $5,000 a year for career and technical training or college. You don’t have to pay this money back. You may also be able to use your grant to help pay for child care, transportation and rent while you’re in school. You can use your Chafee Grant at any eligible California college or university or career or technical school, as well as schools in other states.

For more information go to – https://chafee.csac.ca.gov/

Other Sources of Financial Assistance

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AMERICORPS: Provides full-time educational awards in return for work in community services. Students may work before, during or after post-secondary education and can use the funds either to pay current educational expenses or to repay federal student loans. For more information on the availability of these awards, call (800) 942-2677 or for TTY (800) 833-3722. Information is also available at AmeriCorps.

EOPS: Extended Opportunity Programs and Services was established to support the college success of students identified as challenged by language, social and economic conditions. EOPS is focused on stimulating student interest in intellectual, educational, and vocational achievement. For more information contact EOPS at eops.fullcoll.edu or (714) 992-7097.

CARE: Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education provides financial assistance and academic, career and personal support to eligible Fullerton College students who are single parents and are current CalWORKS recipients. For more information contact CARE at care.fullcoll.edu or (714) 992-7000 ext 24126.

TIP: Be aware of the deadline dates for applying to the various programs.