Board of Governors Enrollment Fee Waiver: Fast & Simple
State law requires that students attending California Community Colleges pay enrollment fees. The California Community Colleges Board of Governors (BOG) Fee Waiver permits these enrollment fees to be waived for all eligible California and AB540 students. Please be aware that the BOG Fee Waiver is designed to cover your enrollment fees only. Other campus resources exist to assist with the purchase of books and supplies and must be applied for separately.
If you are a California resident or qualify for AB540 status, you may be eligible for a BOG Fee Waiver if you meet at least one of the following criteria.
Apply for the BOG Fee Waiver
The BOG Fee Waiver application for 2015-2016 is available online through OpenCCC.
If you submit a BOG application, we also encourage you to file a FAFSA (http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/) or California Dream Act Application (https://dream.csac.ca.gov/) to find out if you are eligible for other types of financial aid.
Getting the BOG Fee Waiver at both De Anza College and Foothill College
It is the goal of the Foothill-De Anza District to honor one college's BOG Fee Waiver at the other college. This is a manual process and needs to be completed by the Financial Aid Office staff. If you have been awarded a BOG Fee Waiver from either Foothill or De Anza College and you will be attending classes at the other college during the same academic year, please contact the financial aid office to receive the Fee Waiver at both schools. If the BOG Fee Waiver does not waive your classes at the second college, please promptly contact their Financial Aid Office for confirmation and correction.
If you are not a California resident or AB540 student, you are not eligible for the BOG Fee Waiver. Do not complete the BOG application.