BOG Waiver Income Limit

BOG Waiver Income Limit

Education comes for a heavy price, not just physically but also literally. It takes many efforts, by the parents, to make their kid complete his education. Only prolonged hours of hard work, years of savings and annual compensations can help a child in realising his potential and true talents. However, the story is not as bright always. Few underprivileged sections of the society do not get enough money or cannot collect enough resources to let their kids be enrolled in higher colleges. It becomes a very complicated situation for the parents as well as the government of the states. This impasse can be broke down only through the government’s intervention, because a government is chosen by its people for the single basic reason of helping them.

Keeping this in mind, the government of the California has decided to opt for a common BOG, board of governor, programme. The guidelines mentioning every inch of the information is available on the site of BOG fee waiver programs. This includes all the college falling into the California state region. The income limit set by the board of governors is as follows:

Family Size                                                                                        2012 Income

1                                                                                                                               $16,755

2                                                                                                                                $22,695

3                                                                                                                               $28,635

4                                                                                                                                $34,575

5                                                                                                                               $40,515

6                                                                                                                                $46,455

7                                                                                                                                 $52,395

8                                                                                                                                $58,335


Each Additional Family

Member                                                                                                                 $ 5,940

This chart clearly explains the income limit for a family to apply for the Board of governors’ fee waiver. The guidelines clearly explains the criteria you must fulfil in order to use the Board of governors fee waiver program and those points are

1} You or your family are receiving public assistance from the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or General Assistance

2} you have certification from the California Department of Veterans’ Affairs or the National Guard Adjutant General for a dependent’s fee waiver

3} you are a dependent of or a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honour.

4} you are a dependent of a victim of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack.


In case that you do not fall into the either categories that are mentioned above, even then you can still be able to access the enrolment fees waiver program. However, for that you must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Nevertheless, it would be better if you complete the FAFSA application as soon as possible so the BOD can define your eligibility for a fee waiver and possibly other financial assistance. You can fill a FAFSA online at

So these are all the details which will help you to access the fee waiver program from the BOD. All you have to do is to collect the application form, from the office either or through the internet. Fill up the application form as soon as possible and submit it physically or through the internet. Remember to complete and submit the form much before the deadline, because keeping the form to yourself, until the deadline would make your form the most unlikely to be considered.

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