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financial aid:

scholarships

Scholarships – Are often called “gift aid” because they are free money —financial aid that doesn’t have to be repaid. Scholarships are usually merit-based. See a full list

dot BOGW (Board of Governor’s Fee Waiver)          

BOGW is a state sponsored program which waives enrollment fees for qualifying students. Health fees, Student Center Fees & Rep Fees are not waived under BOGW

2012-2013 & 2013-2014 Online BOGW Application is Available on eServices

Apply online using the “Apply for BOGW” link on eServices Student Center page. California residents have 4 ways to qualify for a BOGW.  Eligibility determination may take up to five (5) business days.

Please note: you may be required to provide benefit or income documentation.  Follow the instructions very carefully. 

If your application is incomplete pending review of documentation, contact the financial aid office if your BOGW is not posted after 5 business days.

2012-2013 BOGW covers Summer 2012 to Spring 2013
Waivers awarded through August 13, 2012 will cover Summer, Fall, & Spring terms.  Fee waivers awarded after this date will not be retroactive to the Summer term.   Last date to qualify for Fall 2012 waiver is December 15, 2012.  Last date to qualify for Spring 2013 only waiver is May 24, 2013.

2013-2014 BOGW covers Summer 2013 to Spring 2014.     

Waivers awarded through August 12, 2013 will cover Summer, Fall, & Spring terms.  Fee waivers awarded after this date will not be retroactive to the Summer term.   Last date to qualify for Fall 2013 waiver is December 13, 2013.  Last date to qualify for Spring 2013 only waiver is May 23, 2013.

**BOGW Fee Waivers will not be Retroactive to prior Semesters/Terms**

Method A:

Is for students receiving cash assistance from: TANF/CalWORKs, SSI/SSP, General Assistance.  Proof of benefits dated within the last 60 days must be submitted to verify eligibility. Recipients of BOGW A will have their enrollment & student center  fees waived and may purchase one reduced rate ($20/semester) parking permit. No retroactive reduced fees for permit already purchased prior to receiving BOGW

Method B:

Is for low income students.  It is based on the previous year’s income.  If you do not meet the independent criteria (see BOGW application for criteria), you will use your parents income to qualify.  Recipients of BOGW B will have their enrollment fees waived and may purchase one reduced rate ($20/semester) parking permit. No retroactive reduced fees for permit already purchased prior to receiving BOGW

Method C:

Board of Governor’s Fee Waiver (C) eligibility is determined by filing a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application.  Once we receive a valid SAR (Student Aid Report), you will automatically be considered for a BOGW. Recipients of BOGW C will have their enrollment fees waived and may purchase one reduced rate ($20/semester) parking permit. No retroactive reduced fees for permit already purchased prior to receiving BOGW
Special Classifications: Is for dependent students of qualified Veterans, Congressional Medal of Honor recipients; Victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack; and deceased law enforcement/fire personnel killed in the line of duty.  Proof of eligibility from the appropriate agency is required. 

 

FAFSA

(Free Application For Student Aid)

dot Financial aid consists of Grants, Work Study, Loans (these 3 are within FAFSA) and Scholarships -

  • Grants – Financial aid that does not have to be repaid (unless, for example, you withdraw from school and owe a refund). Grants are often called “gift aid” because they are free, and are often need-based.

  • Work Study – Federal Work Study provides part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses.

  • Loans – Is borrowed money for college or career school; you must repay your loans, with interest.

  • Scholarships – Are often called “gift aid” because they are free money —financial aid that doesn’t have to be repaid. Scholarships are usually merit-based.

 (Source/Any additional information go to:  www.federalaid.ed.gov)