The Board of Governors Enrollment Fee Waiver (BOGFW) offers 3 ways to help low income students pay the enrollment fee. The BOGFW is a waiver and does not require repayment. It is not tied to any other financial aid programs so it can be processed quickly. BOGFW applicants do not have to be enrolled in a specific number of courses and it pays the enrollment fees for the academic year and summer sessions. For instance, if you receive a BOGFW for the 2013-14 academic year, summer 2013, fall 2013, winter 20124 and spring 2014 terms are covered. You must complete the BOGFW application, FAFSA, or California Dream Act Application (for AB 540 students).
New – AB 540 students can apply for a fee waiver with either a paper BOGFW application or by completing the California Dream Act application online
You are eligible for a BOGFW if:
•You are a California resident or have been certified by the college as an AB540 student
• You are enrolled in at least 1 unit
• You qualify if any of the following statement applies to you:
Method A: You or your parent is a recipient of TANF/CalWORKSs, SSI/SSP (Supplemental Security Income), or General Assistance.
Method B: You meet the following income standards
Total Family Income Last Year
|No. in Household (including yourself)||Adjusted Gross Income and/or Untaxed Income|
|Add $5,940 for each additional family member|
Method C: You have financial need as determined by filing a FAFSA or a California Dream Act Application (for AB 540 students).
Students with the following special classifications are also eligible for a BOGFW
1. Certification from the California Department of Veterans Affairs or the National Guard Adjutant General that you are eligible for a dependent’s fee waiver.
2. Eligible recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor or a child of a recipient, or a dependent of a victim of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
3. Dependents of deceased law enforcement/fire suppression personnel killed in the line of duty