Board of Governors Fee Waiver

Attention Students :  Monday JUNE 3, 2013 is the LAST DAY to submit a 2012-2013 BOG FEE WAIVER.

The Board of Governors adopted the fee waiver for eligible students to assist with the enrollment fee.  Starting fall 2012-2013 the tuition fees for legal California Residents are $46.00/unit per semester.  To receive this assistance, students can apply for the FAFSA  or a Fee Waiver Application Form available here as a PDF file or at the Financial Aid Office. To download this form you will need an Adobe Acrobat plug in on your computer. Visit the Adobe web site for a free download.

Students must apply for a new fee waiver each year. The fee waiver year includes summer, fall, winter and spring sessions.

BOGW is Simple and Fast
The Board of Governors Waiver program is designed for speed and efficiency:

  • BOGW is a waiver program and does not require repayment.
  • BOGW is not tied to any other financial aid programs, so it can be processed quickly and you will be able to register immediately,
  • BOGW applicants will be asked to complete a Fee Waiver Application Form, that is available at the Financial Aid Office, the Information Center and in your printed schedule of classes, as well as the links on this page.

Eligibility for the Fee Waiver is determined at the time of submission of the application with the exception of a method C Waiver. A method C Waiver may take 5 to 7 working days to process.

Eligibility Requirements

The 2012-2013 FEE WAIVER application is for California residents only, as determined by the Admissions or Registrar’s Office. Non-California residents are not eligible for a fee waiver but may apply for other financial aid by completing the FAFSA.


Method A (documentation required) for families or students who receive:

  • General Relief (GR)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

You may also be eligible for a BOGFW-A if you are:

  • a dependent of deceased or disabled veterans of the U.S. Military
  • the recipient of a Congressional Medal of Honor
  • the child of a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor
  • a dependent of a victim of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack
  • a dependent of deceased law enforcement/fire suppression personnel killed in the line of duty.

For 2012-2013 Academic Year, Method B: You meet the following income standards:

Number in Household
(including yourself)
Total Family Income Last Year (2011)(adjusted gross income and/or untaxed income)
1 $16,335
2 $22,065
3 $27,795
+ add $5,730 for each additional dependent

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published the 2011 Poverty Guidelines in
January 2011 (Federal Register/Vol. 76, No. 13/ Thursday, January 20, 2011/ Notices).

These income standards are for the 2012-2013 academic year and are to be used to determine BOGFW-B eligibility EFFECTIVE JULY 01, 2012.


Method C
Students who do not meet the above criteria, but have the financial need as established by the College Financial aid Office, may also be eligible for a fee waiver. To Qualify, students must complete a Fee Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and provide proof of prior year income. Processing of this type of fee waiver takes approximately five to seven working days.