Board of Governors Enrollment Fee Waiver Program


 
The Board of Governors Enrollment Fee Waiver (BOGW) Program waives enrollment fees for qualified students for the entire school year. Students may receive a waiver for any number of units, with no minimum. You may qualify if you have some financial need, receive Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (AFDC/TANF), Supplemental Security Income/SSP or General Assistance and those who meet certain income standards.
 
The Board of Governors Fee Waiver ONLY waives ENROLLMENT FEES ($46 per unit)*. You are responsible to pay any fees not covered by your award at the time of registration to avoid being dropped for non-payment.

  

NEW!!! BOGW Academic/Progress Eligibility Requirements 

Academic - Sustain a GPA of 2.0 or higher

If your cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 for two consecutive primary terms (fall/spring semesters, or fall/winter/spring quarters), you may lose your fee waiver eligibility.

Progress — Complete more than 50% of your coursework

If the cumulative number of units you complete is not more than 50% in two consecutive primary terms (fall/spring semesters, or fall/winter/spring quarters), you may lose your fee waiver eligibility.

Combination of Academic and Progress Standards

Any combination of two consecutive terms of cumulative GPA below 2.0, and/or cumulative unit completion of not more than 50% may result in loss of fee waiver eligibility.

How will I know?

You’ll be notified within 30 days of the end of each term if you are being placed on either Academic (GPA) and/or Progress (Course Completion) probation. Your notification will include the information that a second term of probation will result in loss of fee waiver eligibility. After the second consecutive term of probation, you may lose eligibility for the fee waiver at your next registration opportunity.

How to regain eligibility

If you lose eligibility for the BOG Fee Waiver, there are a few ways that you can have it reinstated:
  • Improve your GPA or Course Completion measures to meet the academic and progress standards
  • Successful appeal regarding extenuating circumstances
  • Not attending your school district for two consecutive primary terms (fall/spring semesters, or fall/winter/spring quarters)
The appeals process for extenuating circumstances includes:
  • Verified accidents, illness or other circumstances beyond your control
  • Changes in economic situation
  • Evidence of inability to obtain essential support services
  • Special consideration factors for CalWORKs, EOPS, DSPS and veteran students
  • Disability accommodations not received in a timely manner

Click here to download the Loss of Enrollment Priority and/or BOGW Fee Waiver Appeal.

Please note that foster youth and former foster youth (age 24 years and younger) are not subject to loss of the BOG Fee Waiver under these regulations. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the financial aid office or the admissions and records office.

 

 Application

Download

 Deadline

​2015-2016 BOGW application

​Last Day of Summer 2016

​2015-2016 BOGW application (Spanish)

Last Day of Summer 2016

​2016-2017 BOGW application Last Day of Summer 2017
​2016-2017 BOGW application (Spanish) Last Day of Summer 2017
 
We will let you know if you qualify for an automatic BOGW FEE WAIVER on your Award Notification. Even if you do NOT qualify using the simple BOGW method, you should file a FAFSA. Many students do not qualify for a BOGW-A or BOGW-B, but will qualify for a BOGW-C enrollment fee waiver and additional financial aid funds by completing the FAFSA. If you are an undocumented student, you can complete the California Dream Application instead of the FAFSA. The Dream Application will gather information about your family's income and assets and will issue you and your college information that will help determine eligibility for the BOG fee waiver.

What do I need to Apply?

  • Be a California resident, or have an AB540 status as determined by the Admissions Office and
  • Meet the annual qualifying income standards for one of the BOGW methods below.

Method "A"

You, or your parents if applicable, must be currently receiving benefits from CalWORKs, TANF, Supplemental Security Income (SSI)/SSP, or General Relief. Bring verification of your benefits, dated within the last 60 days, to the Financial Aid Office.

Method "B"

You, or your parents if applicable, must meet the following income standards for the school year. Your income must be equal to or less than the amount indicated based upon your family household size, as indicated in the table below.

Method "C"

You must have already applied for and been determined to have at least $1104 of financial need by filing a FAFSA. No BOGW application is required for a BOGW Method "C" waiver.
 

Which fees are waived?

The Board of Governors Fee Waiver ONLY waives ENROLLMENT FEES ($46 per unit)*. You are responsible to pay any fees not covered by your award at the time of registration to avoid being dropped for non-payment.

Parking

The Board of Governors Fee Waiver reduces the cost of the PARKING PERMIT down to a maximum of $20.00 per term for BOGW Method B or Method C eligible students.  The cost of the PARKING PERMIT is waived for BOGW Method A students.  

Sample of Student Fees

The following table is a sample of student fees that a BOGW Method B or Method C fee waiver recipient enrolled Full-Time (12.0 units) may have for a fall or spring term.

 ​FEE TYPE FOR BOGWB/C

FEE AMOUNT

TOTAL

AMOUNT DUE

​Enrollment Fee $46.00 per unit​ ​$552.00 Waived
Student Health Fee​ ​$19.00 per term ​$19.00 YOU MUST PAY
​Student Center Fee ​$1.00 per unit / $10.00 maximum ​$10.00 YOU MUST PAY
​Student Representative Fee ​$1.00 per term ​$1.00 YOU MUST PAY
​Student Support Fee ​$15.00 per term ​$15.00 YOU MUST PAY
​Parking Permit Fee

$50.00 per term. 

Reduced to $20.00 with

BOGWB/BOGWC

​$20.00

YOU MUST PAY IF

YOU ELECT TO PURCHASE

A PARKING PERMIT

BALANCE DUE $65.00
 

*Students receiving a Method A Fee Waiver will have the Student Health, Student Center, Student Representative and Parking Permit Fees waived. Method A students MUST pay the $15 Student Support Fee at the time of registration.

 

2015-2016 BOG Income Standards

Fall 2015, Winter 2016, Spring 2016 & Summer 2016
Application Deadline: Last day of Summer 2016 
 

Number in Family Household

​Total 2014 Family Income

​1 Family Member ​$17,505
​2 Family Members ​$23,595
​3 Family Members ​$29,685
​4 Family Members ​$35,775
​5 Family Members ​$41,865
​6 Family Members ​$47,955
​7 Family Members ​$54,045
​8 Family Members ​$60,135
​Each Additional Family Members ​$6,090

 

 

2016-2017 BOG Income Standards

Fall 2016, Winter 2017, Spring 2017 & Summer 2017
Application Deadline: Last day of Summer 2017 
 

Number in Family Household

​Total 2015 Family Income

​1 Family Member ​$17,655
​2 Family Members ​$23,895
​3 Family Members ​$30,135
​4 Family Members ​$36,375
​5 Family Members ​$42,615
​6 Family Members ​$48,855
​7 Family Members ​$55,095
​8 Family Members ​$61,335
​Each Additional Family Members ​$6,240