Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGW)


The BOGW is available specifically for students at California community colleges.  The BOGW will waive your per-unit enrollment fee (currently $46).  

You may be eligible for the BOGW if you:

  • ​Are a student at a California community college, and have been determined to be a resident, or to be exempt from non-resident fees under AB 540, and;
  • Have financial need, based on a financial aid office review of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or California Dream Application, or;
  • Are receiving TANS, SSI/SSP or General Assistance, or;
  • Meet certain income standards for the given award year

Beginning with the 2016-17 academic year, students who qualify for the BOG Waiver based on financial need, must also maintain certain academic standards.  For complete information on BOG Waiver academic requirements, loss of BOGW and the appeal process, click HERE​ and visit the Student Financial Services Consumer Guide​.


The application calendar for the BOG waiver is as follows:

  • Summer 2017/Fall 2017/Winter 2018/Spring 2018       2017-18 BOG Waiver (2017-18 FAFSA/Dream)