Q: Is the California College Promise Grant (CCPG) the same as the San Diego Promise program?

A: No, the California College Promise Grant is the new name for the enrollment fee waiver (formerly called BOGW). Eligible students must be attending a California community college, be a California resident or AB 540 eligible, and be income-driven (must have financial need). 

While the San Diego Promise is a two year comprehensive student support program supported by state funds (i.e. California College Promise programs) and donations. Eligible students must meet the following program requirements: 

  • Must be a Class of 2020 high school graduate (H.S. Diploma or GED) or identify with one or more of the special populations below: 
    • foster youth student or have been in the foster care system
    • Veteran of the US armed forces
    • formerly incarcerated student 
    • undocumented student
  • Must be a California resident or AB 540 eligible
  • Must complete a 2020-2021 FAFSA or Dream Act application
  • Must enroll in a minimum of 12 units each semester (Does not apply to DSPS students with eligible academic accommodation)

Q: I applied for the Promise program, how will I know if my application was received?

A: Students that successfully submitted a Promise application will receive a copy of their responses to the email address indicated on their application. If you did not receive a confirmation email or are unsure if your application was submitted successfully, please email the District Outreach staff at sdccdoutreach@sdccd.edu

Q: When will I be notified if I have been accepted to the San Diego Promise program? 

A: Students who meet all program requirements and have successfully completed the application steps by the priority deadline of June 11th will be accepted to the San Diego Promise program. Eligible students that complete the application steps after June 11th will be accepted on a space available basis. 

Students who have been accepted into the San Diego Promise program will receive an email invitation to electronically sign a Promise contract starting April 2020. To secure your space in the program, must sign and submit your Promise contract.  

Students that submitted an application recently , please allow 2-3 weeks for your application to be reviewed. 

Q: What is the status of my Promise application?

A: Once you have submitted your Promise application and received a confirmation email, we will begin to review your application. Please allow 2-3 weeks after submitting your application to receive a status update. If you have questions regarding the status of your application, please contact the District Outreach staff at sdccdoutreach@sdccd.edu.