Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGFW)
IMPORTANT BOGFW CHANGES COMING FALL 2016. For more info click here.
BOGFW Appeal Form
The California Community Colleges system provides a Board of Governors (BOG) Fee Waiver for eligible California residents which permits enrollment fees to be waived.
Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGFW) requires minimum need of $1,104
The BOG Fee Waiver pays enrollment fees when:
- you are eligible for a Cal Grant or other need-based financial aid,
- you receive CalWORKs/TANF, SSI or General Assistance (or if you are a dependent student and one of your parents receives this assistance),
- your total family income is within the income standards* (see below), or
- you fall into a special classification that includes dependents of veterans.
For details on the BOG waiver, go to www.icanaffordcollege.com and choose Financial Aid Info at the top of the page.
Board of Governors Fee Waiver Program
BOGFW-B 2016-2017 Income Standards*
|Family Size||2015 Income|
Each Additional Family Member
*Income Standards. These standards are based upon the federal poverty guidelines, as published each year by the US Department of Health and Human Services. Under Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations, the student or student's family must have a total income in the prior year (2014) that is equal to or less than 150% of the US Department of Health and Human Services Poverty Guidelines based on family size.
Board of Governors Fee Waiver Policy Changes
Minimum Requirements for Maximum Success.
Whether you want to move into a career or move on to a four-year university, California community colleges want to help you achieve your educational goals. The Board of Governors (BOG) Fee Waiver is available for eligible students at California community colleges, and will waive your per- unit enrollment fee at any community college throughout the state.
Once you've qualified for the BOG Fee Waiver, it's important to ensure that you're meeting the academic and progress standards in order to avoid losing the fee waiver.
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 at Least 50% of Your Coursework
If the cumulative number of courses you successfully complete falls below 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 course completion less 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
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 CaiWORKs, EOPS, DSPS and veteran students
• Disability accommodations not received in a timely manner
FALL 2016 Loss of Board of Governors Fee Waiver Appeal
Students who lose their Board of Governors Fee Waiver for the FALL 16 semester due to having two consecutive semesters of academic progress or progress probation or any combination of either, can file an appeal if student has extenuating circumstances. All appeals must be complete and submitted to the Financial Aid Office.
Click here FALL 2016 Loss of Board of Governors Fee Waiver Appeal
Please note that former foster and current 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 registrar at your college.