Summer Students: If you need to complete the BOGFW application before May 1, 2015, and have NOT completed the FAFSA, please complete the form below (BOGFW 2015-2016) and turn it into the financial aid office at your campus. Do this before your registration date/time so that your enrollment fees will be waived.
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) 567-7450. 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 Registration Office will complete a refund of those fees.
Important Program Update
In an effort to assist students succeed in the community colleges, the Student Success Act of 2012 (California Senate Bill 1456) enacted a number of significant changes, including changes in the eligibility for the Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGFW). The changes in eligibility for the BOGFW start with the Fall 2016 semester and include academic and progress standards. These are different and separate standards than those for student federal aid, Cal Grant, and enrollment priority registration.
Academic and Progress Standards will be applied to two consecutive terms (Fall/Spring):
Academic Standards Progress Standards
Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher Cumulative satisfactory completion of at least 50% of coursework