What’s a BOGW?

If you are a California resident, enrollment fees are $46 per unit…which is a GREAT price to pay for an OUTSTANDING education!  (Compare this to the $254 per unit for nonresidents.)

And, for some California residents, depending on household income, those fees may be waived completely through the BOGW.

BOGW may not be in your IM dictionary, but it’s an important acronym to know: Board of Governors Fee WaiverIn other words, you may be able to attend Sacramento City College at no cost!  No moolah, no bread, no dough, no benjamins out of your pocket!

If you qualify for a fee waiver, then your tuition is waived…you will not have to pay $46 a unit.  And, the fee waiver is good for one full year:  Summer 2014, Fall 2014, and Spring 2014.  You only have to apply for a fee waiver once during the academic year.

It is also important to know that there are reduced fees under AB540.  As nonresidents, students may be eligible to pay the $46 per unit just like California residents.  To be eligible, you must meet all of the following requirements:

♦ You attended a California high school for three or more years.
♦ You graduated from a California high school or attained the equivalent of a high school diploma from California (ex: GED or California Proficiency Exam).
♦ You registered in Spring 2002 or later.
♦ You completed a California Nonresident Tuition Exemption.

But be aware that the fee waiver only covers your tuition.  You will still need to be prepared to pay for educational expenses, such as books and supplies. 

Apply now for the fee waiver!