BOG Fee Waiver Eligibility

To qualify for a Board of Governor's Fee Waiver (BOGW) 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 Houshold (including yourself) Total Family Income (adjusted gross income and/or untaxed income)
2012 Tax Year 2013 Tax Year
$16,755 $17,235
$22,695 $23,265
$28,635 $29,295
$34,575 $35,325
$40,515 $41,355
$46,455 $47,385
$52,395 $53,415
$58,335 $59,445
each additional family member
add $5,940 add $6,030

Other Eligibility

If you do not meet either of the above eligibiliy 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 BOGW Application