Bakersfield College

Board of Governor's Fee Waiver Program

California Promise Grant (Formerly Known as the Board of Governors Fee Waiver - BOGW)

California Promise Grant

The California Promise Grant, formerly known as the Board of Governor's Fee Waiver (BOGW), is a state funded program available for eligible California residents and eligible AB540 students attending California community colleges. The California Promise Grant waives the $46 per unit enrollment fees for an eligible student. To apply for a California Promise Grant, students must complete a FAFSA application or California Dream Act application. Students who paid for classes prior to receiving a California Promise Grant will receive a refund if found eligible for California Promise Grant. The California Promise Grant program is not a cash award. California Promise Grant eligible students will be responsible for:

  • Student Health
  • Student Rep
  • Student Center
  • Material Fees

To apply for 2017-18 (Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Summer 2018) complete the application or complete a 2017-2018 FAFSA. To apply for 2018-2019 (Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Summer 2019), complete a 2018-2019 FAFSA.

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 Bakersfield College) you may lose your California Promise Grant eligibility.

Progress: Complete more than 50% of your coursework

If the cumulative number of courses you successfulyy complete falls below 50% in two (2) consecutive primary terms (Fall and Spring semesters are primary terms at Bakersfield College) you may lose your California Promise Grant 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 California Promise Grant 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 a loss of California Promise Grant eligibility. After the second consecutive term of Probation, you may lose eligibility for the California Promise Grant at your next registration opportunity.If you have further questions California Promise Grant appeal process, please contact the Admissions and Records Office for clarification.

For California Promise Grant appeal questions, contact the Admissions and Records office.

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