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Cal Vet fee waiver Instructions

Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGW)

State law requires that students attending California Community Colleges pay an enrollment fee and health fee.

Students enrolled in credit classes are required to pay the following fees:

  • Enrollment Fee ($46 per unit)
  • Health Fee ($18 per semester)
  • Student Center Construction Fee ($1 per unit, $5 maximum per semester)
  • Student Representation Fee ($1 per semester)

The Board of Governors Waiver Program (BOGW) provides three ways to help you pay fees and it also makes you eligible for a reduced parking permit fee.  The program also has a special classification criteria which may qualify you to have only your enrollment fees waived if you don't qualify through the other three methods.  The eligibility requirements for each program are listed below.  If your application has not been processed for the Board of Governors Waiver by the time of registration, fees will be charged and a refund will be made available upon the approval of the fee waiver.  Refunds are retroactive for the current semester only.  The deadline to apply and receive a BOGW is the last day of the current semester.  The BOGW is awarded for up to twelve months: fall, spring and summer.  Students need to reapply each fall.


Eligibility Criteria For The Board of Governors Fee Waiver

Method A: Apply by completing a BOGW online now!

  • Fees waived: 
      - Enrollment
      - Health
      - Student center construction

  • Reduced parking permit ($20/semester fall and spring)

  1. Be a California resident
  2. At the time of enrollment, be a recipient of CalWORKs/TANF or SSI/SSP or General Assistance/General Relief.

NOTE:  If you are eligible under Method A, you will be required to submit current documentation to the Financial Aid Office to prove you are receiving the benefits. 

Method B:   Apply by completing a BOGW online now!
  • Fees waived:  Enrollment Only

  • Reduced parking permit ($20/semester fall and spring)

  1. Be a California resident.
  2. Meet the income standards in the table below. 
    : We may require you to submit income documentation to us (ex. an IRS Tax Transcript) to verify the income you report on this on-line application.

Number in Household (including yourself)


Academic Year

(Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Summer 2015)

Total 2013
Family Income
(Adjusted Gross Income and/or Untaxed Income)


$17,235 or less


$23,265 or less


$29,295 or less


$35,325 or less


$41,355 or less


$47,385 or less


$53,415 or less


$59,445 or less

For each additional dependent add:


Method C:  Apply by completing a FAFSA online now!
  • Fees waived:  Enrollment only

  • Reduced parking permit ($20/semester fall and spring)

  1. Be a California resident.
  2. File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and meet the minimum financial aid need requirement.

Special Classifications (Fees waived:  enrollment fee only):

  • Be a child or dependent of a service connected disabled or service related deceased veteran as certified by the
    California Department of Veterans Affairs or the National Guard Adjutant General
  • Be a recipient or a child of a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor.
  • Be a dependent of a deceased law enforcement/fire suppression personnel killed in the line of duty
  • Be a dependent of a victim of the 9/11 terrorist attack
  • Be an AB540 / California Dream Act student

Note: If you are eligible based on one of the above criteria, you will be required to provide documentation proving you meet the condition.




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