Recent Updates & Announcements
The Student Success Act of 2012 (California Senate Bill 1456) signed by Governor Brown made significant changes to Board of Governors (BOG) Tuition Waiver program. Among other aspects, the Student Success Act created minimum academic and progress standards for the BOG Tuition Waiver.
- Academic Standards: Maintain cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 over two consecutive semesters (fall, spring)
- Progress Standards: Complete more than 50% of coursework attempted over two consecutive primary terms (fall, spring)
- Exemptions: Foster youth under the age of 24 are exempt from new Title 5 regulations, and will not be subject to loss of BOG Tuition Waiver based on academic, progress standards.
- Determining Consecutive Enrollment: The Chancellor's Office has released flow chart with various scenarios related to consecutive enrollment, and if loss of BOG applies. Determining Consecutive Enrollment
- Gavilan Catalog: Fall 2016 Changes to BOG
- Brochure (English): BOG Brochure
- Brochure (Spanish): BOG Brochure (espanol)
BOG Appeal: BOG Appeal
The California Dream Act of 2011 was passed in 2 laws—AB 130 & AB 131 which allow AB 540 eligible students to apply for and receive…
- Privately funded scholarships at public colleges & universities
- Institutional financial aid like UC Grants, State University Grants, EOP and EOPS grants & fee waivers, and community college BOG fee waivers
1. Apply online for Dream Act for BOG Tuition Waiver and Cal Grants starting January 1 of each year - for grant consideration you must submit your Dream Application no later than March 2 each year.
2. Gavilan Financial Aid process Board of Governor's Tuition Waivers for eligible students.
3. Cal Grant awards will be made each summer for the Fall/Spring terms to AB 540 eligible students who...
- Attended a CA high school for 3 or more years;
- Filed the Dream Act before March 2;
- Fulfilled GPA Verification through your high school (for entitlement grant awards) or community college (for competitive grant awards);
- Graduated from a CA high school or attained the equivalent
- Registered or are currently enrolled at an accredited CA college or university; and
- Filed an affidavit with your college or university stating that you have or intend to file an application to legalize your immigration status, if applicable.
Cal-Grants are awarded to eligible students based on a combination of GPA and financial need. Not all students will be awarded a Cal-Grant.
- For Dream App info at Gavilan College, contact: Denise Apuzzo (408) 848-4763 or email@example.com
- Flyer: CA Dream App at Gavilan College
- Flyer: Information High School Graduates
- For more information at state level, contact: California Student Aid Commission Tel: 1-888-224-7268
- Supporting Academic Success for Immigrant Students (SASIS) Club SASIS Club Meetings-Spring 2016