Board of Governors (BOG) Fee Waiver Policy Changes Fall 2016

IMPORTANT NOTICE! Beginning in the 2016-2017 academic year, the Board of Governors (BOG) Fee Waiver will be implementing NEW academic standards. Need help understanding these changes? Check out these VIDEOS on the "I Can Afford College" website

Starting with Spring 2015 and thereafter, all grades will be used to determine a student’s eligibility for BOG in the 2016-2017 academic year.

Minimum Requirements for Maximum Success

Whether you want to move into a career or move on to a four-year university, California community colleges want to help you achieve your educational goals. The Board of Governors (BOG) Fee Waiver is available for eligible students at California community colleges, and will waive your per- unit enrollment fee at any community college throughout the state.

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

Academic-Sustain a GPA of 2.0 or HigherIf your cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 for two consecutive primary terms (fall/spring semesters), you may lose your fee waiver eligibility.

Progress-Complete at Least 50% of Your CourseworkIf the cumulative number of courses you successfully complete falls below 50% in two consecutive primary terms (fall/spring semesters), you may lose your fee waiver eligibility.

Combination of Academic and Progress StandardsAny combination of two consecutive primary terms (fall/spring semesters) of cumulative GPA below 2.0, and/or cumulative course completion less than 50% may result in loss of fee waiver eligibility.

How will I know?

You'll 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.

How to regain eligibility

If you lose eligibility for the BOG Fee Waiver, there are a few ways that you can have it reinstated:

  • - Improve your GPA or Course Completion measures to meet the academic and
      progress standards using your own resources
  • - Not attending your school district for two consecutive primary terms
  • - Successful BOG Fee Waiver Appeal regarding extenuating circumstances

The appeals process for extenuating circumstances includes:

  • - Verified accidents, illness or other circumstances beyond your control
  • - Changes in economic situation
  • - Evidence of inability to obtain essential support services
  • - Special consideration factors for CalWORKs, EOPS, DSPS and veteran students
  • - Disability accommodations not received in a timely manner

Student Support Services

Feather River College has a variety of resources available to help you achieve academic success. We encourage you to look into all available options. The Student Support Services page at Feather River College lists many programs and services, for example:

• CalWORKs Services
• Child Development Center
• Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE)
• Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSP&S)
• Extended Opportunities Programs & Services (EOPS)
• Health Services
• Student Support Services - TRIO
• Tutoring
• Veterans’ Services

Explanation of Primary and Consecutive Terms:

Primary terms are fall and spring; summer does not count. Consecutive terms means two primary terms with no more than a one term break.

Example: fall 2015, fall 2016
Example: spring 2016, spring 2017
Example: fall 2015, spring 2016

Please note that foster youth and former foster youth (age 24 years and younger) are not subject to loss of the BOG Fee Waiver under these regulations.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the financial aid office or registrar at your college.