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Fee Waiver Program

The BOG Fee Waiver is a state financial assistance program offered through the California Community College system. All California residents are encouraged to apply for a state funded Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGFW) to meet the California Community College mandatory enrollment fee.

CCC Apply Online 2015-16 BOG Fee Waiver application is here!

2015-2016 (Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Summer 2016)

2015-16 BOG Fee Waiver

Enrollment fee(s) for qualifying students who are California residents will be waived who meet BOG FW eligibility requirements in one (1) of the three (3) ways:

BOG Fee Waiver A:
  • Be a California resident.
  • Apply with the 2015-2016 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at www.fafsa.gov, or the BOG Fee Waiver paper application. (Spanish version: BOG Fee Waiver application) Refer to www.solano.edu, click “Financial Aid” for the paper application or use the CCCApply online BOG fee waiver application coming soon!
  • Be a recipient of CalWORKS/TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families), or SSI/SSP (Supplemental Security Income/State Supplemental Program), or General Assistance/General Relief at the time of enrollment.
  • You are a dependent of or a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor.
  • You are a dependent of a victim of the Septemner 11, 2001 terrorist attack.
  • Provide documentation of receiving CalWORKS/TANF, or SSI/SSP, or Untaxed Income Verification form of cash benefits currently received at time of enrollment.
  • Documentation may include a copy of correspondence from the local office of Public Assistance which identifies the student (or family members if applicable) and indicates that a monthly payment is being awarded for the current or prior month. This may include a copy of an Adjustment-to-Benefits letter, Notice of Action or Aid Verification Summary that show current receipt of CalWORKS/TANF, SSI/SSP, or General Assistance/General Relief and the amount of the grant.
BOG Fee Waiver B:
2015-2016 Income Standards:
Family Size
2014 Income
1
$17,505
2
$23,595
3
$29,685
4
$35,775
5
$41,865
6
$47,955
7
$54,045
8
$60,135
Each Additional Family Member
$6,090
  • These 2015-2016 Income Standards are based upon the federal guidelines, as published each year by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Under Title 5 of the California Education Code of Regulations, the student or the student’s family must have a total income in the prior year (in this case 2014) that is equal to or less than 150% of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Poverty Guidelines based upon family size.
  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published the 2013 Poverty Guidelines in January 2012 (Federal Register/Vol. 78, No. 16/Thursday, January 24, 2013/Notices).
  • These income standards are for the 2015-2016 academic year and are to be used to determine BOGFW-B eligibility EFFECTIVE July 1, 2015.
BOG Fee Waiver C:
  • Be a California resident.
  • Apply with the 2015-2016 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at www.fafsa.gov.
  • Demonstrate minimum need threshold of $1,104.00 based upon FAFSA data.
  • The “minimum need” threshold will be established annually by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office. The minimum need threshold shall be in effect beginning Fall 2015 - Spring 2016 term.

-GET CONNECTED-
Check your MySolano student email account for BOG Fee Waiver eligibility notification! The BOG Fee Waiver will be reflected on MySolano “Print Schedule Bill” after enrolling in courses beginning Summer/Fall 2014.

-AB-540 Students-
The California Dream Act of 2011 (AB130/131) provides undocumented and documented students who meet certain provisions to apply for and receive state administered financial aid (AB-130) and community college fee waivers (AB 131). Effective January 2013 (Spring 2013) BOG fee waiver application became available. Please re-visit this page for the latest information.

CA Dream Act