BOG Fee Waivers

Q: I am planning to attend community college in the fall. I qualified for the Board of Governor’s (BOG) fee waiver but was told I have to pay an Associated Student Fee and Health Services fee. Do I need to pay these even if I am getting the BOG fee waiver?

A: YES. It is very important that you pay these fees by the due date indicated. In addition to course enrollment fees, many colleges have nominal health and/or student activity fees and these fees are typically not covered by the BOG fee waiver. Disenrollment may occur after registration if fees have not been paid within a certain timeframe. Check with the college admissions office for relevant deadlines.

2 thoughts on “BOG Fee Waivers

  1. Minerva says:

    Tell the student to check his college catalog for exemption to the rules. Sometimes the fee’s can be waived for religious beliefs, having other insurance coverage (medi-cal), etc. It’s worth the while to take the time and do a little research.

  2. Cynthia Lederle says:

    Yes, I agree with Minerva. Our local community college charges students a $1 student body fee per semester and if this continues to go unpaid, it cannot affect your financial aid or class standing. There is a form that a student can complete in financial aid that gives options to check on why a student can’t or won’t pay the fee and financial reasons along with religious reasons are some of the options.

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