We encourage all students to apply using the FAFSA so that they will be considered for all of the federal and state financial aid programs. The BOGFW is offered by the California Community Colleges. Applicants do not have to be enrolled in a specific number of units or courses to receive the BOGFW. Effective Fall 2006, the health fees are no longer part of the fee waiver. All BOG fee waiver recipients are required to pay the student health fee.
You are eligible to apply for a BOGFW if you are:
- A California resident, and
- You are enrolled in at least one unit.
You may qualify for a BOGFW if any of the following categories applies to you:
1. RECEIPT OF BENEFITS
At the time of enrollment you are a recipient of benefits under the TANF/CalWORKs Program (formerly AFDC), Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Program (SSI), General Assistance Program (GA), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or CAL Fresh. Documented proof of benefits is required.
2. QUALIFY BY INCOME STANDARDS
You and/or your family must meet the specified income standards by household size.
3. FEDERAL STUDENT AID APPLICANTS
You may be eligible if you have applied for financial aid via the FAFSA and you have been determined to have financial need.
DEPENDENT’S FEE WAIVER
You are eligible if you have a Certification from the California Department of Veterans Affairs or the National Guard Adjutant General that you qualify for a Dependent’s Fee Waiver. If you are a dependent of deceased law enforcement/ fire suppression personnel killed in the line of duty, you must show proof of benefits.
CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR
If you are a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor or a child of a recipient, submit documentation from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
SURVIVING DEPENDENTS OF TERRORIST ATTACKS 9/11/2001
You are eligible if you are a dependent of a victim of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Submit documentation from the California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board.
If you are in a Registered Domestic Partnership (RDP), you will be treated as an Independent married student to determine eligibility for the Fee Waiver and will need to provide income and household information for your domestic partner. If you are a dependent student and your parent is in a Registered Domestic Partnership,you will be treated the same as a student with married parents and income and household information will be required for the parent’s domestic partner.