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Board of Governors Fee Waiver Policy Changes

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Effective 2016-17

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 consecutive terms 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 your school 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.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the Enrollment Services/Financial aid office.

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Board of Governors' Fee Waiver (BOGW)

The California Community Colleges Board of Governors' Fee Waiver is a state funded program available to residents of California and Students with AB 540 status attending a community college.  Students are eligible for a waiver of the College's enrollment and health fees.

You qualify if:

1) You or your parent receives Social Security Income (SSI), General Assistance (GA) or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). Note that Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) does not qualify.

2) Your family's total income did not exceed:

2015-2016 Income Standards

 

Family Size 2014 Income   Family Size 2013 Income
1 $ 17,505   5 $41,865
2 $ 23,595   6 $47,955
3 $ 29,685   7 $54,045
4 $ 35,775   8 $60,135
Each Additional Family Member = $ 6,090

2014-2015 Income Standards

 

Family Size 2013 Income   Family Size 2013 Income
1 $ 17,235   5 $41,355
2 $ 23,265   6 $47,385
3 $ 29,295   7 $53,415
4 $ 35,325   8 $59,445
Each Additional Family Member = $ 6,030

Complete the Board of Governors Fee Waiver available at the Financial Aid Office, attach documentation of income, and submit a copy of your current month's payment to the Financial Aid Office.

3) If you do not qualify for a Fee Waiver based on the criteria listed above, you may file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA). This application is also used to apply for federal and state grants, loans and work-study employment.

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Financial Aid webpage
Tehnical Responsible: Andrea Hunter, Enrollment Services Associate, 415.485.9422
Content Responsible: Diane Traversi, Dean of Enrollment Services, 415.485.9414