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California College Promise Grant (formerly Board of Governors or BOG Fee Waiver)

California College Promise Grant (formerly Board of Governors or BOG Fee Waiver)

 

What is a California College Promise Grant (formerly Board of Governors or BOG Fee Waiver)?

The California College Promise Grant (formerly Board of Governors or BOG Fee Waiver) is available specifically for students at California community colleges and will waive your per-unit enrollment fee (currently $46).

How to apply:

1. Complete the California College Promise Grant (formerly Board of Governors or BOG Fee Waiver)

2. Complete the FAFSA.

There are four ways to qualify:

1. California College Promise Grant (formerly Board of Governors or BOG Fee Waiver) Method A (documentation required): You or your family are receiving public assistance from the Aid to Families with Dependent Children, or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (AFDC/TANF/CalWORKs), or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or have certification from the California Department of Veterans' Affairs or the National Guard Adjutant General for a Dependent's Fee Waiver, or are a Dependent of or a Recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, or a Dependent of a Victim of the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack. Supporting documentation must be provided for all.

2.  California College Promise Grant (formerly Board of Governors or BOG Fee Waiver) Method B: Meet the following income standards:

2017-2018 California College Promise Grant Income Standards

3. California College Promise Grant (formerly Board of Governors or BOG Fee Waiver) Method C (must have filed a FAFSA application or a California Dream Act Application):

You have applied for financial aid and have been determined to have a unmet need by the Federal Government. A Minimum Unmet Need of 1,104 is required. For more information please come to the Financial Aid Office.

4.California College Promise Grant (formerly Board of Governors or BOG Fee Waiver) Special Classification Method:

• You have certification from the California Department of Veterans Affairs or,
• You have certification from the National Guard Adjutant General for a dependent's fee waiver or,
• You are a dependent of or a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor or,
• You are a dependent of a victim of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack or,
• You are a dependent of a deceased law enforcement/fire suppression personnel killed in the line of duty

* Copies of supporting documentation is required

New California College Promise Grant (formerly Board of Governors or BOG Fee Waiver) Information

Beginning 2016-17 academic year, the California College Promise Grant (formerly Board of Governors or BOG Fee Waiver) will be implementing academic standards. All grades will be used to determine CA College Promise Grant eligibility for 2017-2018.

Any combination of two primary consecutive terms (Fall and Spring) 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.

 

If you lose eligibility for the California College Promise Grant (formerly Board of Governors or 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 college in the 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 California College Promise Grant (formerly Board of Governors or BOG Fee Waiver) under these regulations.

Appeal Form: Loss of California College Promise Grant (formerly Board of Governors or BOG Fee Waiver) Eligibility Appeal Form

Important California College Promise Grant (formerly Board of Governors or BOG Fee Waiver) Facts

  • Waives enrollment fee charges for the entire academic year (Summer 2017, Fall 2017, and Spring 2018)
  • Must be completed every year during registration for the upcoming Summer and/or Fall terms.
  • For California Residents and AB540 Students.
  • It does not require repayment.
  • If you have paid your enrollment fees and now qualify for a California College Promise Grant (formerly Board of Governors or BOG Fee Waiver), you must complete a Fee Refund Application with the Business Office (Cashier Window) or apply for a refund through your eServices account before the last day of instruction for the semester in which you are requesting a refund.

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