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 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 2020-21|
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.
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