The majority of Sierra College students are eligible for the Board of Governor’s Fee Waiver (BOG). 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 fee waiver does not pay for books or supplies. The BOG 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 BOGF must meet minimum academic and progress standards to remain eligible for the BOGFW.
To be eligible, students must:
- Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0
- Successfully complete at least 50% of all units attempted
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 BOG and will automatically award BOG B or BOG C to those students who are eligible through June 30 of each year.
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 30 for any retroactive reimbursements.
Board of Governors Fee Waiver Program BOGFW-B 2016-2017 Income Standards for Fall 2016, Spring 2017, and Summer 2017 semesters: 2016-17 BOGFW-B Income Standards
Completed BOG 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.
Information about Sierra College Board Policy on probation and dismissal.
Methods and Qualifications
To qualify for a BOG under method A students or their parent(s) must be currently receiving TANF/CalWORKS, SSI/SSP, or General Assistance. To receive a BOG 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 BOG A will have their Enrollment, Student Center Fee and Health Fees waived, and the Parking Permit Fee will be reduced.
To qualify for a BOG under method B 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 BOG 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.
To qualify for a BOG under method C 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 BOG and will automatically award those students who are eligible. Students who are eligible for a BOG 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.