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BOG Fee Waiver

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Board of Governors (BOG)
Enrollment Fee Waiver
California residents may apply for a BOG Fee Waiver by submitting a BOG application, an E-BOG
Application or by completing a FAFSA application.  BOG waivers begin in the summer semester of each academic year and must be renewed every year. 

BOG waivers are awarded for the current term in which the application is submitted and for following terms in the Financial Aid Year.  However, BOG Fee Waivers are not awarded “retroactively” to prior terms in the Financial Aid Year.  Other fees, for example: parking, student activities, health fee and ID card fees, must be paid by the student.

Semester Awarded
Class Fee Semester Waived
Summer, Fall, Winter & Spring
Fall, Winter, & Spring
Winter & Spring
Spring only

If you were awarded a BOG fee waiver after you paid for classes - you will receive a refund.
Please contact the Bursars Office for all questions regarding refunds at 310-434-4664.

For California residents and students with AB540 status.

Board of Governors Fee Waiver Application 2015-16
Board of Governors Fee Waiver Application 2015-16 (Español)

  • Click on "Apply for E-BOG" below.
  • Enter SMC Student ID and Password into Self-Service System
  • Once on the Corsair Connect page select the Enrollment TAB.
  • Choose semester
  • Then choose from the menu on the left Apply for Board of Governors Fee Waiver.
  • If eligible, print BOG Signature Page and submit with any requested documentation.

    Fall 2016 BOG Fee Waiver Changes
    Important ProgramUpdate from the
    California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office
    Brochure information

    In an effort to help students succeed in the California community colleges,
    the Student Success Act of 2012 (California Senate Bill 1456) was signed into
    law by Governor Brown. Among other aspects, the Act included the creation
    of minimum academic and progress standards that must be met for continued
    eligibility for the Board of Governors Fee Waiver Program (BOGFW).

    The Academic and Progress Standards for the BOGFW are:
    Academic Standards
    Progress Standards
    Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher                  
    Cumulative satisfactory completion of more than 50% of all coursework attempted.

    • These standards do not apply to foster youth (24 years and younger).
    • Eligibility to receive support services is not affected.
    • Exemption is extended to enrollment priority.
    • The 100 total degree-applicable completed unit cap does not apply to the BOGFW.