BOG Financial Need
Tuition fee waivers (commonly referred to as BOG-Board of Governor's Fee Waivers) are available at California Community Colleges for qualifying students who are California residents.
Students may qualify for a BOG Fee Waiver through the following methods:
BOG Method A
Qualifying applicants (and parents, if applicant is dependent) are currently receiving TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), SS (Supplemental Security Income) or General Assistance/General Relief through the county social services department.
Students who are dependents of veterans may also apply for a BOG Fee Waiver by providing proper verification from Veteran Service Office. If you believe you may qualify as a dependent of veteran, please request verification from Veteran Service Office by completing the application at the following link: DVS-40
If you believe you may qualify for BOG A, please complete the BOG Application and submit proof of current assistance (e.g. - Notice of Action).
BOG Method B
Qualifying applicants (and parents, if applicant is dependent) do not exceed the following income standards, according to household size.
|Family Size||Income Guidelines 2016-17|
These standards are based upon the federal poverty guidelines as published each year by the US Department of Health and Human Services. Under Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations, the income standards for the BOG program equal 150% of the federal poverty guidelines for the base year.
If you believe you may qualify for BOG B, please complete the BOG Application.
BOG Method CQualifying applicants (and parents, if applicant is dependent) do not receive TANF, SSI, General Assistance and income exceeds BOG B income standards. These students, who are California residents, have:
- Filed a FAFSA or California Dream Application
- Listed Gavilan College on the FAFSA (School code: 001202)
- Have unmet need of at least $1104, based on 9 month budget