2016-2017 APPLICATION is available through June 30, 2017.
(Summer 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017)
For faster processing complete the
Please click on your college for the BOGFW application:
Important Program Update
In an effort to help students succeed in the California community colleges, the Student Success Act of 2012 (California Senate Bill 1456) was signed into law by Governor Brown. Among other aspects, the Act included the creation of minimum academic and progress standards that must be met for continued eligibility for the Board of Governors Fee Waiver Program (BOGFW). These are different and separate standards from those for student federal aid, Cal Grant, and enrollment priority.
The Academic and Progress Standards for the BOGFW are:
In order for students to maintain BOGFW eligibility, they must meet both the Academic and Progress Standards listed above.
In the future, within 30 days of the end of a primary term (Fall or Spring), the College will send a communication to those students who failed to meet the standards for two consecutive primary terms and will include instructions for how to appeal the loss of the BOGFW. This appeal is separate from any appeal for federal student aid, and the approval of one appeal will not mean the automatic approval of the other.
For some helpful videos on BOGFW Academic and Progress standards, and how to appeal loss of the BOGFW, please click on this link.
Students will be able to appeal the loss of the Board of Governors Fee Waiver based upon the following verifiable circumstances:
Measurement of these standards will begin with fall 2015. The first semester a student could lose BOGFW eligibility as a result of not meeting these standards is fall 2016. Students who do not meet the standards will receive notifications no later than 30 days from the spring 2016 semester end date.
The Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGFW) waives your course enrollment fee if you are a California resident, and if one of the following conditions applies to you when you enroll:
The Orange County Veterans Service Office must complete the certification form. For more information contact
(714) 480-6555. Reminder - you must also complete the online Board of Governors Fee Waiver application at the links below; please click on your home college's logo:
Golden West College CODE: 001206
Military Contract Education and Military Spouse Programs are not eligible for the Board of Governors Fee Waiver.
You do not receive an electronic funds transfer or a debit card; instead your enrollment fees are waived after registration activity. You are responsible for paying any and all fees remaining which include the Health Fee, College Service Charge, material fees, and parking permit.
Your Board of Governors Fee Waiver will be posted on the college’s registration fee screen and will be valid for Coastline Community College, Golden West College, and Orange Coast College. If you paid your enrollment fees before the Board of Governors Fee Waiver was applied to your account, the Enrollment Center / Registration Office will complete a refund of those fees.