Free City Grant

The Free City Grant is a grant funded through a partnership between CCSF and the City & County of San Francisco. It is for students who are recipients of Free City and the California College Promise Grant (CCPG). 


Free City Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Free City Grant, a student must first meet the following criteria to be eligible for Free City:


  • Be a California Resident or qualify for the AB 540 Non-Resident Tuition Exemption
  • Be a San Francisco Resident
  • Apply for Admissions to CCSF for new applicants
  • Submit Free City Application Form when registering for classes on myCCSF


Please Note: Students who are homeless or who are a foster youth can qualify if they meet the California resideny requirement.



How to Qualify for the Free City Grant

Once a student meets Free City eligibility criteria and is eligible for Free City, a student must also qualify for the California College Promise Grant (CCPG, formerly known as BOGW).


Both Free City and the CCPG are tuition waivers. Due to this, when a student is eligible for both, the Free City tuition waiver of $46 per unit turns into a Free City Grant that awards students $46 per unit.