California State Programs
- What is the BOG Fee Waiver?
I was told that I may be eligible to have my fees waived by something called the BOG Fee Waiver. What is the BOG Fee Waiver? BOG stands for Board of Governors Fee Waiver. Students eligible for the BOG Fee Waiver can have their Enrollment Fees paid for by the State of California. Complete a FAFSA or BOG Fee Waiver application to find out if you qualify! You can apply for the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. For more information on the BOG Fee Waiver application, check out the college's financial aid web page.
- What is a Cal Grant?
Cal Grants are need-based cash grants given to California college students to help pay for college. They are funded by the State of California. With a Cal Grant, you can get up to $9,700 a year to pay for college expenses at all qualifying California State Universities, University of California schools and California Community Colleges as well as many independent California colleges and career and tech schools in California. Depending on which Cal Grant you receive, the money can be used for tuition, room and board – even books and pencils. The best part is Cal Grants do not have to be paid back. To qualify for a Cal Grant, you must be: A California graduating high school senior and passed your exit exam, if required; A recent graduate, or just got your GED; You must meet academic, financial and eligibility requirements; You must also submit your FAFSA. You can submit your FASFA as early as January 1st and postmarked no later than March 2nd. You must also submit your verified Cal Grant GPA to the California Student Aid Commission by March 2. If you are going to be attending a Community College and have missed the March 2nd deadline, you have a second deadline (September 2nd) to submit your forms. Remember, awards are limited so to increase your chances it is best to meet the March 2nd deadline. For more information about the different types of Cal Grants and eligibility requirements, please visit the California Student Aid Commission web site at: http://www.calgrants.org
- What is EOPS?
EOPS is a student support program for educationally and economically disadvantaged students. It is designed to provide opportunities in higher education for students with academic potential who historically would not have attended college. Go to the EOPS office for more information.
- What is a Chafee Grant?
The California Chafee (Chay-Fee) Grant Program provides up to $5,000 annually to foster youth and former foster youth to use for college expenses. To qualify, a student must have been in foster care on their 16th birthday and not have reached their 22nd birthday. Students could have been foster youth in another state and now live in California. This is a need based grant awarded to students in at least 6 units. There is no citizenship requirement to qualify. Funding may be limited so apply early. Applications are available online at www.csac.ca.gov Or call 1-888-224-7268