BOG Fee Waiver

The California Board of Governors has adopted the fee waiver (BOG Fee Waiver) for eligible students to assist with the enrollment fees ($46/unit).

To receive this assistance, students must complete a Fee Waiver Application or must have applied for financial aid through the FAFSA or the California Dream Application, and be a California resident or eligible AB 540 student. You must re-apply each year starting with the summer.

Choose ONE of the OPTIONS below for 2016-2017 (Summer 2016 forward):


BOG Fee Waiver Changes

Beginning 2016-17 academic year, the Board of Governors Fee Waiver will be implementing academic standards. All grades will be used to determine BOG eligibility for 2016-2017.

Any combination of two primary consecutive terms (Fall and Spring) of cumulative GPA below 2.0, and/or cumulative course completion less than 50% may result in loss of fee waiver eligibility.

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.


Methods of Qualification

To qualify you must be a California resident or eligible AB 540 student and meet one of the following three criteria:

Method A

Supporting Documentation Required

You or your family are:

  • receiving public assistance from the Aid to Families with Dependent Children, or
  • receiving Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (AFDC/TANF/CalWORKs), or
  • receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or
  • have certification from the California Department of Veterans’ Affairs or the National Guard Adjutant General for a Dependent’s Fee Waiver, or
  • are a Dependent of or a Recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, or
  • are a Dependent of a Victim of the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack.

Method B

(2015-2016 Academic Year)

Supporting Documentation Not Required

Number in Household
(including yourself)
Total Family Income (adjusted gross income and/or untaxed income)
2014 Tax Year2015 Tax Year
1$17,505$17,655
2$23,595$23,895
3$29,685$30,135
4$35,775$36,375
5$41,865$42,615
6$47,955$48,855
7$54,045$55,095
8$60,135$61,335
Each additional family memberadd $6,090add $6,240

 

Method C

Must have filed a FAFSA application or a California Dream Act Application

You have applied for financial aid and have been determined to have a unmet need by the Federal Government.  A Minimum Unmet Need of 1,104 is required. For more information please come to the Financial Aid Office.

Special Classifications of Enrollment Fee Waivers

Supporting Documentation Required

  • You have certification from the California Department of Veterans Affairs or,
  • You have certification from the National Guard Adjutant General for a dependent’s fee waiver or,
  • You are a dependent of or a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor or,
  • You are a dependent of a victim of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack or,
  • You are a dependent of a deceased law enforcement/fire suppression personnel killed in the line of duty