Types of Financial Aid

Students may be eligible for many different types of aid that help pay for college and other costs. Learn more about each program below. 

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California College Promise Grant (Formerly Board of Governor’s Fee Waiver)

The California College Promise Grant program is available for qualified California residents and verified AB540 students that meet all eligibility criteria. The CCPG waives mandatory enrollment cost per unit, a portion or all of the health cost, and a portion of your parking permit for Fall and Spring semesters.

 

Panther Promise

Chaffey College’s Panther Promise Program provides one year of FREE tuition to all first-time full-time (enrolled in 12 units) college students. To apply visit www.chaffey.edu/ pantherpromise for eligibility requirements.

 

Federal Grants

Federal Pell Grant is Federal money awarded to students based on financial need to qualified undergraduate students and in most cases, does not have to be paid back.

 

Pell Grant

The Federal Pell Grant is federal money awarded to students based on financial need to qualified undergraduate students, and in most cases, does not have to be paid back.
Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress to receive this award.
Award amount may vary based on eligibility determined by FAFSA and enrollment.

 

FSEOG

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is a need-based Federal Grant available to undergraduate students with the highest need.
Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress to receive this award.

 

Federal Work Study (FWS)

Federal Work Study (FWS) is a need-based federally funded part-time employment program, which allows eligible students to earn money to help pay for education expenses. Students may work up to 20 hours per week and earn a monthly paycheck.
Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress to receive this award.
Students must be enrolled in a minimum of six units

 

Cal Grants

Cal Grants are state funds awarded in addition to the Federal Pell Grant. Cal Grant recipients are selected by the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC). To apply for the Cal Grant Program, you must meet the requirements for the federal Pell Grants, submit the FAFSA and a Cal Grant GPA Verification form to CSAC by March 2nd.
Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress to receive this award.
Amount may vary for students and is awarded based on enrollment.

 

Student Success Completion Grant (SSCG) 

Student Success Completion Grant (SSCG) The Student Success Completion Grant (SSCG) is a new California Community College financial aid program for students who receive a Cal Grant B or Cal Grant C and are enrolled at least full time (12+ units). The SSCG grant will provide students with additional financial aid assistance and encourage successful on-time completion. The total award amount may vary, if a student is enrolled in 12-14.99 units for a term or 15 units or more per term.
Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress to receive this award.

 

CHAFEE Grant

The California CHAFEE Grant Program awards up to $5,000 annually to eligible foster youth and former foster youth to use for college courses or vocational school training.
Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress to receive this award.

 

Scholarships

Scholarships are usually, but not always, based on a combination of need and merit. Students may contact Student Activities and the Chaffey College Foundation for available scholarships.