The BOG program is for eligible California residents to help pay for tuition. The BOG is an electronic transaction which will waive the enrollment cost per unit (whether it be 1 unit or 21 units) and a portion of your parking permit for Fall and Spring semesters (you pay $20 ). The BOG Enrollment Fee Waiver does not have to be paid back. You may be eligible for a fee waiver even if you are not eligible for other types of aid.
Note: Fee waivers do not apply to class material fees, Health Services Fee, Bus passes, Student Activity card, Student Rep fee or any other optional fees. Students are responsible for making sure all fees have been paid.
If you must pay for your enrollment fees before your fee waiver is awarded, your tuition cost will be refunded to you once your fee waiver is processed as long as your fee waiver is awarded during that same semester. Please see Student Accounts in the Welcome Center for further refund questions.
Eligibility for the BOG will be automatically determined as soon as the Financial Aid Office receives the results of your FAFSA electronically. You will be contacted by the Financial Aid Office once eligibility is determined. You can also check the status of your awards online on WebAdvisor. Students who are currently receiving benefits from TANF/Cal Works, SSI/SSP, General Relief, or a certified veteran dependent by California Department of Veteran Affairs are eligible for a BOG as long as they are California residents. Just bring current proof of benefits (dated within the last 30 days) along with a completed BOG application to the Financial Aid Office. You will still need to complete the FAFSA to apply for other types of financial aid.