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State Financial Aid Program

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The Board of Governor's Enrollment Fee Waiver (BOGW) was created to provide access for California residents to Community Colleges so that the cost of enrollment would not be a barrier. Click Here for a video explanation from Financial Aid TV. By filing a FAFSA, students are considered for the BOGW C as well as other forms of aid. Also see Dream Application Information for AB540 Dream Students

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BOGW is based on financial need for eligible California residents and AB540 students, this program waives the $46/unit enrollment fee. The BOGW is not a cash award and does not cover other educational expenses. It does not waive other fees, such as health fee, parking fee, mailing fees, student activities fees which must be paid by the student.
The fee waiver is not a cash award.
For eligible California residents, this program waives the $46/unit enrollment fee. The BOGW is not a cash award and does not cover other educational expenses.

Important information about BOGW
NEW! BOG Fee Waiver Program changes take effect Fall 2016

Once you’ve qualified for the BOGW Fee Waiver, it is important to ensure that you are meeting the academic and progress standards in order to avoid losing the fee waiver. Beginning with registration for Fall 2016, students are subject to loss of a BOGW Fee Waiver if they do not meet college progress standards.
Academic – Sustain a GPA of 2.0 or higher
If your cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 for two (2) consecutive primary terms (fall and spring semesters are primary terms at LPC/CHABOT) you may lose your fee waiver eligibility
Progress – Complete more than 50% of your coursework
If the cumulative number of courses you successfully complete falls below 50% in two (2) consecutive primary terms (fall and spring semesters are primary terms at Las Positas) you may lose your fee waiver eligibility.
Combination of Academic and Progress Standards
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 will 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.


2015-2016 Fee Waiver Forms
for summer 2015, fall 2015, and spring 2016

2016-2017 Fee Waiver Forms
for summer 2016, fall 2017. and spring 2017


BOGW applications enable students to be considered for the BOGW Enrollment Fee Waiver only and not other forms of aid.

There are three very different methods by which you may recieve a fee waiver:

1. BOGW A (Method A) Qualified applicants (or their parents if applicant is dependent) must be currently receiving:
(You must provide proof of benefits)

a. AFDC/TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families)

b. SSI (Supplemental Security Income)

c. General Assistance

d. Have certification of a dependent's fee waiver from the Department of Veteran's Affairs.


2. BOGW B (Method B) The student (or their parents, if dependent) must meet the maximum income guidelines below.
(You MAY be required to show proof of income - Federal Tax Return, etc.).

Number in Household
2016 - 2017 Maximum Income Standards
5 $42,615
6 $48,855
Add $6,240 for each additional family member.

Number in Household
2015 - 2016 Maximum Income Standards
5 $41,865
6 $47,955
Add $6,090 for each additional family member.


3. BOGW C (Method C) If you do not qualify for a BOGW under Method A or Method B, you need to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for a BOGW. Many students who don't meet the strict income criteria of Method B still become eligible for a BOGW by filing a FAFSA.

Once the college receives the FAFSA results, to determine BOGW C (Board of Governor's Waiver) eligibility, the financial aid office subtracts the student's Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from their cost of attendance. If what remains ('financial need') is $1104 or greater, the student is given a fee waiver. Waivers are posted onto the registration computer system automatically once results are received from the federal processor. The waiver will automatically appear on the system if you are eligible. When you register using the CLASS-Web system you will not be assessed the $46/unit enrollment fees.

When is the Deadline to Apply for a BOGW?

The deadline to apply for a BOGW is the last day of the school year. This means that the Financial Aid Office must receive a valid BOGW application or Student Aid Report (SAR) no later than the last day of finals during Spring semester.

Once you qualify for a BOGW, eligibility continues for the remainder of the terms within the school year. If you qualify for a BOGW by the deadline and have already paid registration fees, you may receive a full refund for the waived fees by completing an Application for Refund of Enrollment Fees, available on our FORMS page (Request for Refund of Enrollment Fees) or at Admissions and Records Office, Building 1600 (Second Floor).

Financial Aid

Building 1600
Room 1650 (second floor)
Tel: 925.424.1580
Fax: 925.449.6038

General Information

Federal School Code: 030357

We have an after-hours DROPBOX
located in the hallway between the
Admissions and Financial Aid Offices,
for your convenience.

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