Go to Community College For Free

Learn about how to attend community college for free in California with the California College Promise Grant.


You can attend a qualifying California community college for free with the California College Promise Grant (CCPG).The CCPG is a tuition waiver for eligible students. However, it won't cover fees related to: health, web registration, activities, or course material. To receive the grant, you either complete the FAFSA, or California Dream Act Application (CADAA), and the community college's specific CCPG application. Check with the financial aid office for specifics.

    Here are the general eligibility requirements:
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen or meet AB540 status
  • Be a California resident for at least 1 year
  • Attend a qualifying California community college
  • Have financial need
  • Meet academic standards of the community college you are/will be attending

Find a community college near you by following this link.

To receive help on your application use this tool to find the closest California community college financial aid office. The community college you are interested in will have workshops to help you.