Difference Between San Diego Promise and CCPG

Demystifying the Promise Grant and Program

California College Promise Grant (CCPG)
(formerly known as the Board of Governors {BOG} Fee Waiver)

-          Open to eligible students with financial need

-          Does not require full-time status

-          Waives enrollment fees (tuition)

San Diego Promise Program (Promise Scholarship)

-          Open to first-time college, full-time students *

-          Does not require financial need

-          Waivers enrollment fees (tuition) & health fees

-          All students must enroll in a Personal Growth (PERG) course in the Fall semester

Both CCPG & San Diego Promise program require:

-          California Residency

-          Completion of a FAFSA or Dream Act application

* First-Time College, Full-Time Students: Students who have not attended college previously are not eligible for this program. CCAP/Dual Enrollment students (college courses taken while in high school) would be considered first-time. 

Personal Growth (PERG) Course Requirement
All San Diego Promise students MUST register and complete a Personal Growth (PERG) course in the Fall 2018 semester.  Students who have completed PERG prior to the Fall semester may request for an exemption through our counseling office.  Exemptions that will be considered are students who have an educational plan (DQSE) with a defined major.  General Education (CSUGE/IGETC) ed plans must include course requirements on DQSC.  Please print out the DQSE & DQSC (if needed) and place in my mailbox for consideration.  

Early High School Graduates (2017)
Students who graduated from a San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) high school in 2017 and started San Diego Miramar, City, and Mesa college in Spring 2018 would qualify for the San Diego Promise program. 

Students who enrolled in the Fall 2017 semester are not eligible for the San Diego Promise Program.


As always, if you have any questions or eligibility issues related to the San Diego Promise program, please contact the Outreach office at (619) 388-7357.  


As always, if you have any questions or eligibility issues related to the California College Promise Grant, please contact the Financial Aid office.