State Aid Programs  

Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOG)

IMPORTANT! In the 2016-2017 academic year, the Board of Governors (BOG) Fee Waiver implemented NEW academic standards.

Fee waivers are available to "waive" the costs of California enrollment fees. Effective Summer 2011, health and transit fees will not be paid by the BOG. Supported by the California Community Colleges through the Board of Governors, BOG fee waivers are available to all qualifying students, regardless of how many units they are carrying. Unlike other forms of financial aid, fee waivers are designed to be awarded immediately.

The quickest and most efficient way to apply for the BOG Fee Waiver is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Application. It is important that you enter FRC's federal school code '008597' as this is how we receive your application. Students who file the FAFSA or Dream Application are automatically considered for the BOG fee waiver. If you are unable to or do not desire to complete a FAFSA or DREAM application, you may apply for the BOG Fee Waiver by completing the paper BOG Fee Waiver application: 2016-17 | 2017-18. When completing the paper BOG application, you will need to provide applicable tax information and other applicable documentation as noted on the application.

Note: paper applications take a substantially longer time to process than applying by means of the FAFSA application or California Dream application.

Students qualify for a fee waiver if they meet any of the following criteria:

  1. The student has completed the FAFSA or Dream Application, and received a current Student Aid Report (SAR), which documents eligibility. Even if the student is not eligible for federal financial aid, the student may still qualify for a fee waiver.

  2. If you are a student pursuing our new bachelor’s degree program you must complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or a California Dream Act application in lieu of completing the Board of Governor’s Fee Waiver application.

  3. The student (or student's family) is receiving TANF/AFDC, SSI or General Assistance. Documentation needed: Verification that the student (or student's family) is a current recipient of TANF/AFDC, SSI, or General Assistance.

  4. The student meets specific income standards: 2016-17  | 2017-18

  5. The student is the dependent of a deceased or disabled Veteran and does not exceed income levels required. This fee waiver is available through the local veterans affairs office.

  6. You are eligible as a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor or as a child of a recipient, or a dependent of a victim of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack.

  7. Students who are eligible for fee waivers may also be eligible for other forms of financial aid such as Cal Grants, Scholarships, Pell Grant, Work Study assignments, and other state and federal grant and loan programs. These programs are all designed to help students meet educational costs such as books and supplies, transportation, and living expenses.

Cal Grant

Cal Grants are California state-funded grants that may be applied toward meeting educational expenses at California colleges. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or students who qualify as AB540 may complete the Dream Application. Your application must be submitted by the state deadline (March 2) to be considered for the grant. If you miss the March 2 deadline they have a second deadline of September 2.
More detailed information on Cal Grants can be found here.

Important! Starting with the 2017/18 academic year, students must create a Web Grants account ( and claim their award. If a student does not claim their award and the school doesn't either, the student will not show up on the schools roster to aware for the 2017/18 award year. 

Chafee Grant / Education & Training Voucher (ETV)

The California Chafee Grant Program provides funding to current or former foster youth who have not reached the age of 22 as of July 1 of the award year to use for career and technical training or college courses. The Chafee Grant Program, also known as the Education and Training Voucher (ETV), is a federally funded program and is subject to the availability of federal funds each year. More detailed information on the Chafee Grant can be found here

WebGrants 4 Students (WGS) is your portal for Cal Grant, Chafee and Middle Class Scholarship awards.