BOG Fee Waiver
fall 2016 board of governors fee waiver policy changes
IMPORTANT FINANCIAL AID ALERT
New regulations go into effect beginning in the Fall 2016 Quarter that will impact your eligibility for a Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOG). All 113 California Community Colleges are required under SB 1456 to implement these regulations and notify students who may be at risk of losing eligibility, regardless of whether or not they currently receive the BOG waiver. The BOG waiver is available for eligible students at California Community Colleges, and will waive your per unit enrollment fee at any community college throughout the state.
Academic – Maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher
If your cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 for two consecutive primary terms (fall/winter/spring quarters), you may lose your fee waiver eligibility.
Progress – Complete more than 50% of your coursework
If the cumulative number of units you complete is not more than 50% in two consecutive primary terms (fall/winter/ spring quarters), 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 of not more than 50% may result in loss of fee waiver eligibility.
How will I know?
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:
The appeals process for extenuating circumstances includes:
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.
Students are encouraged to take positive steps now to improve the conditions that resulted in their being placed on probation. Many support services are available at De Anza and Foothill College.
If you have questions or need assistance, please contact one of the offices listed below:
Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOG)
Board of Governors Enrollment Fee Waiver: Fast & Simple
State law requires that students attending California Community Colleges pay enrollment fees. The California Community Colleges Board of Governors (BOG) Fee Waiver permits these enrollment fees to be waived for all eligible California and AB540 students. Please be aware that the BOG Fee Waiver is designed to cover your enrollment fees only. Other campus resources exist to assist with the purchase of books and supplies and must be applied for separately.
If you are a California resident or qualify for AB540 status, you may be eligible for a BOG Fee Waiver if you meet at least one of the following criteria.
How to Apply for a BOG Fee Waiver
The BOG Fee Waiver application for 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 are available online through OpenCCCapply.
Getting the BOG Fee Waiver at both De Anza College and Foothill College
It is the goal of the Foothill-De Anza District to honor one college's BOG Fee Waiver at the other college. This is a manual process and needs to be completed by the Financial Aid Office staff. If you have been awarded a BOG Fee Waiver from either Foothill or De Anza College and you will be attending classes at the other college during the same academic year, please contact the financial aid office to receive the Fee Waiver at both schools. If the BOG Fee Waiver does not waive your classes at the second college, please promptly contact their Financial Aid Office for confirmation and correction.
Did You Know?
If you are not a California resident or AB540 student, you are not eligible for the BOG Fee Waiver. Do not complete the BOG application.
*Important: You must reapply for the BOG Fee Waiver for each new academic year (July 1st - June 30th).