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Board of Governors Fee Waiver  

 

California residents may be eligible to have enrollment fees waived. The California Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGW) assists eligible students with the enrollment fees by waiving the student's tuition fees (currently $46 per unit). Students are responsible for paying the Allan Hancock general fees which includes all material cost for any course, health fee, and other student fees. If you paid your fees prior to eligibility determination, there can be no reimbursement after the last day of instruction for that academic year.

There are three types of BOGs: A, B, and C:

BOG-A - Recipients of public assistance (e.g., General Assistance/Relief, TANF/CalWORKs, SSI) are eligible for BOG-A. Proper documentation must be provided to the Financial Aid office to receive BOG-A.

BOG-B - Eligibility for BOG-B is based on household size and total family income for the calendar year proceeding the academic year for which the student is applying.

BOG-C - In order to be eligible for BOG-C, you must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have demonstrated financial need as determined by the Financial Aid office.

To receive a BOG fee waiver, students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online (www.fafsa.gov) or complete the BOG fee waiver paper application.  Students have a higher chance of qualifying for a fee waiver by filing a FAFSA. If you have filed a FAFSA, please check if you have been awarded the BOG Fee Waiver before you submit a paper application.  If you have completed the 2016-2017 financial aid application (FAFSA or Dream Act), please check myHancock to see if your BOG has been awarded to you

Students can apply for a BOG Fee Waiver by submitting a paper application to the AHC Financial Aid Office. The income standards below will be used to determine eligibility.  Do not mail your BOG application with your registration packet. Prior to submitting your packet, take the BOG application to the Financial Aid office. Staff will determine your eligibility at that time.

The 2016-17 BOG Fee Waiver is good for 3 semesters (summer 2016, fall 2016 and spring 2017) and students do not need to re-apply every semester.

There are NEW Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards for BOGW for more information click on BOGW Regulations

 

BOG Appeals  

 

Students will be able to appeal the loss of the Board of Governors Fee Waiver based upon the following verifiable circumstances:

  • Extenuating circumstances – cases of accidents, illnesses, or other circumstances beyond a student's control.
  • A change in a student's economic situation.
  • Evidence that a student was unable to obtain essential support services.
  • Special consideration of factors for CalWORKs, EOPS, DSPS (LAP), and veteran students.
  • Students with disabilities who applied for but did not receive accommodation in a timely manner.
  • Significant academic improvement.
  • Successful appeal for enrollment priority extends to the fee waiver.

Measurement of these standards began with fall 2015.  The first semester a student could lose BOG eligibility as a result of not meeting these standards is fall 2016.  Students who do not meet the standards will receive notifications no later than 30 days from the spring 2016 semester end date. 

Fall 2016 Appeal for Priority Enrollment and/or BOG Fee Waiver

Fall 2016 Board of Governors (BOG) Fee Waiver Changes

 

Download 2016-2017 BOG in English PDF
Descargar 2016-2017 BOG en Español PDF

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