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 (For AB540 information, please visit the following link: http://www.foothill.edu/outreach/ab540.php, you may be eligible for a BOG Fee Waiver if you meet at least one of the following criteria.
Paper BOG applications are available for download from our website (http://foothill.edu/reg/forms/BOGFW_Form_English_2014_15.pdf)
or you can pick up a hard copy of the application from the Financial Aid Office. If you submit a
paper 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.
*Important: You must reapply for the BOG Fee Waiver for each new academic year (July 1st - June 30th).
It is the goal of the Foothill-De Anza District to honor one college's BOG Fee Waiver at the other college. In many cases this is an automated process, but in some cases a manual process 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, you may be eligible 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.