The Board of Governor's Fee Waiver (BOGW) is available to California 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.
Sierra College will use the results of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to determine student eligibility for the BOGW and will automatically award those students who are eligible. Students who have not completed the FAFSA must fill out the BOGW Application if they want to see if they are eligible.
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, SSI/SSP, 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 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.
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 Health Fee waived.
To see other “special classifications” of students who may be eligible for an Enrollment Fee waiver, read questions 18 through 22 on the BOGW