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Board of Governors Fee Waiver

Board of Governors Fee Waiver

Program Changes Effective for Fall 2016

Senate Bill 1456 Seymour-Campbell Student Success Act of 2012 requires that a student qualifying for a fee waiver meet minimum academic and progress standards adopted by the Board of Governors.

  • Loss of Fee Waiver will occur if a student has two consecutive primary terms (Fall and Spring) of not meeting cumulative Academic (2.0 GPA or above) or Progress standards (More than 50% Completion Rate).
  • Students will be notified of loss of the BOG Fee Waiver within 30 days of the end of the term.
  • Students will have the right to appeal the loss of the BOG Fee Waiver along with Priority Enrollment.
  • Students will have their BOGFW/Enrollment Priority reinstated if:
    • Meeting Academic/Progress Standards
    • Successful Appeal
    • Sitting out two consecutive primary terms (summer not included)

For more information visit http://www.icanaffordcollege.com/en-us/financialaidinfo/boardofgovernorsfeewaiver.aspx.

Notification: Within 30 days of end of Each Term

  • Notification will include the information that a second primary term of probation will result in loss of fee waiver eligibility
  • Loss of eligibility shall become effective at the FIRST registration opportunity
  • FIRST registration opportunity is student specific, not college specific

Exemptions to the new Bog Fee Waiver Rules: Foster Youth

  • Foster Youth and Former Foster Youth (up to 24 years of age) are not subject to the loss of fee waiver under the new regulations
  • Still eligible to receive support services
  • Exemption is extended to Enrollment Priority as well

Exemptions to the new Bog Fee Waiver Rules: BOG Special Categories

  • Students awarded the BOG under a special category are not subject to the loss of fee waiver under the new regulations:
    • Dependents of California National Guard members
    • Dependents of veterans
    • Congressional Medal of Honor recipients and their dependents
    • Surviving dependents of the September 11, 2001 attacks
    • Dependents of law enforcement or fire suppression personnel

Term exemption: Summer

  • Summer Terms are not considered Primary Terms. Changes to academic standing based on Summer Term are only positive. For instance, if a student is on probation level 1 but after Summer is back to Good standing, the change is made. If a student on probation level 1 after Spring takes classes for Summer and does poorly, this will not result in probation level 2.
  • Once a 2-term probation has been determined, the student loses eligibility for the BOG Fee Waiver for all terms including Summer – not just primary terms, Fall and Spring

Appeal Process: Students must submit an Appeal Form along with Supporting Documentation

  • Students who have lost their Bog Fee Waiver may appeal the loss based on certain circumstances:
    • Extenuating Circumstances; Verified cases of accidents, illnesses, or other circumstances beyond the student's control
    • Students with disabilities who applied for but did not receive accommodations in a timely manner
    • Significant academic improvement
    • Changes to the student's economic situation
    • Evidence student was unable to obtain essential support services
    • Special consideration of factors for CalWORKS, EOPS, ACCESS and Veteran students

To appeal students must complete the Loss of Priority Registration and/or BOG Fee Waiver Appeal form. Students will be notified by email if their Bog Fee Waiver/Enrollment Priority Appeal has been approved and have their Bog Fee Waiver and/or Priority Enrollment reinstated. (Note: The Academic Exceptions Committee's decision is final and cannot be overturned)

Appeal Deadlines


Priority Registration



2nd Thursday in June

Last Thursday in November


2nd Thursday in October

Last Thursday in April


2nd Thursday in April

Last Thursday in June

Got BOGFW? Don't Lose It!

If you feel that you may be at risk of losing your Bog Fee Waiver please contact your Counselor. There are programs available to help you succeed, like tutoring, EOPS, ACCESS, Student Success, etc.

Once you have qualified for the Bog Fee waiver it is important to maintain Academic and Progress standards to avoid losing the fee waiver.

Please continue to check this site for additional information regarding the NEW BOG FEE WAIVER Program Changes for Fall 2016!

Last Updated 6/1/2016

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