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Fee Waiver Program

The BOG Fee Waiver is a state financial assistance program offered through the California Community College system. All California residents are encouraged to apply for a state funded Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGFW) to meet the California Community College mandatory enrollment fee.

2017-2018 (Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Summer 2018)

2016-2017 (Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Summer 2017) DEADLINE: 6/30/2017

Attention Students

Plan ahead to apply for Financial Aid before registering for classes! Financial Aid is a process that starts with the FAFSA www.fafsa.ed.gov (or CADA https://dream.csac.ca.gov/ for AB-540 students). Your financial aid application must be electronically processed by the federal (or state) government before it is sent to Solano Community College which can take between 3-7 days. Solano Community College electronically evaluates your BOG fee waiver eligibility when your application is received in our system and notifies you through your MySolano email and Financial Aid tab under the appropriate aid year.
  • Summer 2017 term: Apply with 2016-2017 FAFSA (or CADA) through June 30, 2017.
  • Fall 2017 term: Apply with the 2017-2018 FAFSA (or CADA) through June 30, 2018.
Don’t delay! Plan ahead to complete the financial aid application process before registering for classes!

Fall 2016 BOG Fee Waiver Changes

Once you’ve qualified for the BOG Fee Waiver, it is important to ensure that you are meeting the academic and progress standards in order to avoid losing the fee waiver.

Fall 2016 BOG Fee Waiver Changes

Academic – Sustain a GPA of 2.0 or higher
If your cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 for two (2) consecutive primary terms (fall and spring semesters are primary terms at Solano) you may lose your fee waiver eligibility
Progress – Complete more than 50% of your coursework
If the cumulative number of courses you successfully complete falls below 50% in two (2) consecutive primary terms (fall and spring semesters are primary terms at Solano) you may lose your fee waiver eligibility.
Combination of Academic and Progress Standards
Any combination of two consecutive terms of cumulative GPA below 2.0 and/or cumulative course completion less than 50% may result in loss of fee waiver eligibility.

You will be notified within 30 days of the end of each term if you are being placed on either Academic (GPA) and/or Progress (Course Completion) probation. Your notification will include the information that a second term of probation will result in loss of fee waiver eligibility. After the second consecutive term of probation, you may lose eligibility for the fee waiver at your next registration opportunity.

Loss of Enrollment Priority/ BOG Fee Waiver Appeal
Please review and print Loss of Enrollment Priority + BOGW Appeal here.

BOG Fee Waiver

Enrollment fee(s) for qualifying students who are California residents will be waived who meet BOG FW eligibility requirements in one (1) of the three (3) ways:

BOG Fee Waiver A:
  • Be a California resident.
  • Apply with the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at www.fafsa.gov, or use the BOG Fee Waiver application above.
  • Be a recipient of CalWORKS/TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families), or SSI/SSP (Supplemental Security Income/State Supplemental Program), or General Assistance/General Relief at the time of enrollment.
  • You are a dependent of or recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor
  • You are a dependent of a victim of the september 11, 2001 terrorist attack
  • Provide documentation of receiving CalWORKS/TANF, or SSI/SSP, or Untaxed Income Verification form of cash benefits currently received at time of enrollment.
  • Documentation may include a copy of correspondence from the local office of Public Assistance which identifies the student (or family members if applicable) and indicates that a monthly payment is being awarded for the current or prior month. This may include a copy of an Adjustment-to-Benefits letter, Notice of Action or Aid Verification Summary that show current receipt of CalWORKS/TANF, SSI/SSP, or General Assistance/General Relief and the amount of the grant.
BOG Fee Waiver B: BOG Fee Waiver C:
  • Be a California resident.
  • Apply with the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at www.fafsa.gov.
  • Demonstrate minimum need threshold of $1,104.00 based upon FAFSA data.
  • The minimum need threshold shall be in effect for the 2017-2018 aid year (Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Summer 2018).

-GET CONNECTED-
Check your MySolano student email account for BOG Fee Waiver eligibility notification! The BOG Fee Waiver will be reflected on MySolano “Print Schedule Bill” after enrolling in courses beginning Summer/Fall 2014.

-AB-540 Students-
The California Dream Act of 2011 (AB130/131) provides undocumented and documented students who meet certain provisions to apply for and receive state administered financial aid (AB-130) and community college fee waivers (AB 131). Effective January 2013 (Spring 2013) BOG fee waiver application became available. Please re-visit this page for the latest information.

CA Dream Act