Board of Governors Fee Waiver
2016-17 Board of Governors Fee Waiver Application PDF - Last day to apply is August 11th, 2017
2016-17 Board of Governors Fee Waiver Application (Spanish) PDF - Last day to apply is August 11th, 2017
The Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGFW) is a program that provides assistance to cover community college enrollment fees. To be eligible, you must be a California resident or AB 540 eligible and must qualify under one of the following conditions:
A. You or your parents must currently be receiving AFDC (Aid to Families with Dependent Children, or SSI/SSP (Supplemental Social Security Income/State Supplementary Program) or General Assistance/General Relief, or you are a disabled veteran or a dependent of a deceased or disabled veteran as certified by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
B. You meet the following income standards:
C. You have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Dream Act Application and have "financial need."
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About the Fee Waiver
What does the fee waiver cover?
It covers all enrollment fees. It does not cover the health fee, student activity fee, lab/materials fee, and/or parking. Also, fee waiver eligible students get a discount on the parking fee.
What semesters are covered?
The 2015-2016 application covers Fall 2015, Spring 2016, and Summer 2016. You must reapply every year.
Can I apply if I am not a U.S. citizen?
Yes, you can apply as long as you are determined to be either a California resident or an AB540 student by the Admissions and Records Office.
If I add or drop classes, what happens to the fee waiver?
The fee waiver will adjust for any changes in enrollment.
How long does it take to process the fee waiver?
If you come in person, we can process it immediately. If you place it in the drop-box or fax it in, and it is completed correctly, it may take a few days.
When should I apply?
As soon as possible, preferably before you enroll in classes.
What application should I complete, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the fee waiver application?
You should complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.gov to see if you are eligible for grants in addition to the fee waiver. If you only want your fees waived, then complete the fee waiver application. If you complete the FAFSA, the Financial Aid Office will award you a fee waiver if you are eligible.
If I paid for my classes already, will I get reimbursed if I apply for the fee waiver?
Yes, you must apply for a refunds in the Admissions and Records Office.
When is the last day to apply for the fee waiver using the fee waiver application?
2015-2016 August 12th, 2016
For further information please contact the Financial Aid office at (562) 860-2451 Ext. 2397 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.