The Board of Governor’s Fee Waiver (BOGFW) is a state funded program available for eligible California residents and eligible AB540 students attending California community colleges. The BOGFW waives the $46 per unit enrollment fees for an eligible student. To apply for a BOGFW, students must either complete a FAFSA application or California Dream Act application or complete a paper application and bring it to the Office of Financial Aid for review. Students who paid for classes prior to receiving a BOGFW will receive a refund if found eligible for BOGFW. The BOGFW program is not a cash award. BOGFW eligible students will be responsible for:
To apply for 2017-18 (Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Summer 2018) complete the application.
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 Fee Waiver eligibility.
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 Fee Waiver eligibility.
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 a 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.If you have further questions BOGW appeal process, please contact the Admissions and Records Office for clarification.
For BOGW appeal questions, contact the Admissions and Records office.