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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, or the BOG Fee Waiver paper application. (Spanish version: BOG Fee Waiver application) Refer to, 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
Each Additional Family Member
  • 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
  • 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.

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