The Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGFW) is available to California residents who meet specific income eligibility requirements. The program waives the enrollment fees, but not the Student Health Fee, Student Representation fee or parking fees.
Imperial Valley College will use the results of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or California Dream Application to determine student eligibility for the BOGFW and will automatically award those students who are eligible and who have registered for classes. Please check WEBSTAR to see if you have been awarded a BOG Fee Waiver. Students who have not completed either of these applications may fill out the online BOGFW application in order to have their eligibility determined. Applicants must be a California Resident, AB540 or qualify for a military exception as determined by the Admissions and Records office.
If you have already completed the FAFSA or California Dream Act Application, check WEBSTAR to see if you have been awarded a BOG Fee waiver before completing this online BOGFW application.
Method "A": Students or their parent(s) must be currently receiving TANF/CalWORKS, SSI/SSP, or General Assistance. To receive a BOGFW A, the student is required to show verification dated within the last 60 days.
Method "B": Students and/or their parent(s) must meet household size and income standards established each year by the State of California. Click here for a chart of the Income Standards
Method "C": Students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid or California Dream Act application (for AB540 students without SSNs). Imperial Valley College will use the results to determine student eligibility for the BOGFW and will award those students who are enrolled and determined to have at least $1104 of financial need.
Special Classifications: You are eligible for a BOGFW is you are a dependent of a qualified Veteran, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, Victim of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack, or deceased law enforcement/fire personnel killed in the line of duty. Verification of eligibility from the appropriate agency is required.
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