The California Community College system offers a fee waiver program for residents of California that are attending a community college.
The California College Promise Grant (formerly known as Board of Governors Enrollment Fee Waiver or BOGW), waives the enrollment fees for an eligible student. It also reduces the cost of College parking permits and the College’s Student Services Activities Fee.
Students who completed a FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application are considered for a California College Promise Grant (formerly known as the BOG Waiver) and do not have to complete a separate paper California College Promise Grant Form.
To qualify for a California College Promise Grant (formerly known as BOGW fee waiver), you must:
1. Be classified as a resident of California, according to the Hartnell College Admissions & Records Office.
2. Meet the income criteria.
Students who are:
|Receiving monthly cash assistance from TANF/CalWORKs, SSI/SSP or General Assistance (or, if as a dependent student, your parent(s) receive this assistance) as their only source of income.||OR||Congressional Medal of Honor recipients (or a dependent), dependents of a victim of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack, or have certification from the California Department of Veteran Affairs/ National Guard Adjutant General or are dependents of a deceased law enforcement/fire suppression personnel killed in the line of duty.|
Can be awarded a California College Promise Grant (formerly knows as BOG waiver) if documentation is provided with their California College Promise Grant Form.
Maintaining Fee Waiver Eligibility
Once you’ve qualified for the BOG Fee Waiver, it is important to maintain academic and progress standards in order to avoid losing the fee waiver.
Academic – Sustain a GPA of 2.0 or higher
If your cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 for two (2) consecutive primary terms (fall and spring semesters are primary terms at Hartnell College) you may lose your fee waiver eligibility.
Progress – Complete more than 50% of your coursework
If the cumulative number of courses you successfully complete falls below 50% in two (2) consecutive primary terms (fall and spring semesters are primary terms at Hartnell College) you may lose your fee waiver eligibility.
Combination of Academic and Progress Standards
Any combination of two consecutive terms of cumulative GPA below 2.0 and/or cumulative course completion less than 50% may result in loss of fee waiver eligibility.
You will be notified within 30 days of the end of each term if you are being placed on either Academic (GPA) and/or Progress (Course Completion) probation. Your notification will include the information that a second term of probation will result in loss of fee waiver eligibility. After the second consecutive term of probation, you may lose eligibility for the fee waiver at your next registration opportunity.
Please note that the requirements to continue receiving California College Promise Grant are similar to the SAP requirements at Hartnell. For more information on the SAP Policy click here.