Important Financial Aid Alert!

Beginning 2016-17 academic year, the Board of Governors Fee Waiver will be implementing academic standards. All grades will be used to determine BOG eligibility for 2016-2017.

Any combination of two primary consecutive terms (Fall and Spring) of cumulative GPA below 2.0, and/or cumulative course completion less than 50% may result in loss of fee waiver eligibility.

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 college in the 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 CalWORKs, EOPS, DSPS and veteran students
  • Disability accommodations not received in a timely manner

Please note that foster youth and former foster youth (age 24 years and younger) are not subject to loss of the BOG Fee Waiver under these regulations.

California College Promise Grant (formerly Board of Governors or BOG Fee Waiver) Eligibility

To qualify for a California College Promise Grant (formerly Board of Governors or BOG Fee Waiver) you must be a California resident and meet one of the following criteria:

Type A (documentation required)

  • You or your family are receiving public assistance from the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or General Assistance
  • You have certification from the California Department of Veterans' Affairs or the national Guard Adjutant General for a dependent's fee waiver
  • You are a dependent of or a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor
  • You are a dependent of a victim of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack.

Supporting documentation must be provided for all.

Type B (no documentation required)

You meet the following income standards:

Number in Household (including yourself) Total Family Income (adjusted gross income and/or untaxed income)
2014 Tax Year 2015 Tax Year
$17,505 $17,655
$23,595 $23,895
$29,685 $30,135
$35,775 $36,375
$41,865 $42,615
$47,955 $48,855
$54,045 $55,095
$60,135 $61,335
each additional family member
add $6,090 add $6,240

Other Eligibility

If you do not meet either of the above eligibility guidelines, you may still be able to have your enrollment fees waived if you complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). We encourage you to complete the FAFSA application as soon as possible so we can determine your eligibility for a fee waiver and possibly other financial assistance. You can complete a FAFSA online at
Online Enrollment Fee Waiver
Proceed to the Online California College Promise Grant (formerly Board of Governors or BOG Fee Waiver) Application