The majority of Sierra College students are eligible for the Board of Governor's Fee Waiver (BOGW). It is available to California residents or eligible non-residents who meet specific income eligibility requirements. The program waives the Enrollment Fee and reduces the Parking Permit Fee. The Health Fee is also waived for students who qualify under Method A. The BOGW will be in effect for the academic year (fall, spring, and summer). There are no minimum or maximum unit requirements.
Effective Fall 2016, California community college students receiving the BOGFW must meet minimum academic and progress standards to remain eligible for the BOGFW.
If a student is placed on academic or progress probation for two consecutive primary terms, they will lose eligibility for the BOG Fee Waiver and enrollment priority if their GPA falls below cumulative 2.0 for two consecutive primary terms.
Sierra College will use the results of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or California Dream Application to determine student eligibility for the BOGW and will automatically award BOG B or BOG C to those students who are eligible through June 30th of each year.
Students who have not completed the FAFSA must fill out the BOGW Application and submit IRS Tax Transcripts if they want to see if they are eligible. Summer is considered a trailer for financial aid awarding. Therefore we may process a BOG application up to the last day of a summer term for those students enrolled in summer. If a student is not enrolled in summer, we may not process a BOG application past June 30th for any retroactive reimbursements.
Completed BOGW applications can be returned to the Rocklin or Nevada County Campus Financial Aid Office. Students can mail the application, bring it in person, or fax it. Office hours, addresses and fax numbers are listed below in the Contact section.
Students or their parent(s) must be currently receiving TANF/CalWORKS, Supplemental Security Income/State Supplemental Program, or General Assistance. To receive a BOGW A, the student is required to show proof of his or her current benefits. To find out what documents can be accepted as proof of current benefits, contact the Financial Aid Office at (916) 660-7310. Students who are eligible for a BOGW A will have their Enrollment, Student Center Fee and Health Fees waived, and the Parking Permit Fee will be reduced.
Students and/or their parent(s) must meet household size and income standards established each year by the State of California. Students who are eligible for a BOGW B will have their Enrollment Fees waived and the Parking Permit Fee will be reduced. However, they do not qualify to have the Student Center Fee and Health Fee waived.
Students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Sierra College will use the results of the FAFSA to determine student eligibility for the BOGW and will automatically award those students who are eligible. Students who are eligible for a BOGW C will have their Enrollment Fee waived and the Parking Permit Fee reduced. However, they do not qualify to have the Student Center Fee and Health Fee waived.
To see other “special classifications” of students who may be eligible for an Enrollment Fee waiver, read questions 18 through 22.