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Fee Waiver Facts
  1. When you submit this application, you'll only be considered for a fee waiver. If you submit a FAFSA (see Apply for Financial Aid) you'll be considered for a Fee Waiver and financial aid.

  2. If you qualify for a Fee Waiver, the State of California will pay for your Enrollment fees. It doesn't pay for the College Services Card, Health fee, and Materials fees. You will receive a $5 discount in Parking if you choose it.

  3. Fee Waivers are only for California residents as determined by LBCC Admissions & Records. We can award you a Fee Waiver but it won't be applied to your fees if you aren't classified as a resident.

  4. If you are applying based on Method A or Method B (you'll see them on the application) you'll need to come to the Financial Aid Office to apply in person. We are required to obtain income documentation so bring it with you.


Fall 2016 BOG Fee Waiver Changes

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).

Academic – Sustain a GPA of 2.0 or higher

If your cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 for two consecutive primary terms (Fall/Spring Semesters), you may lose your fee waiver eligibility.

Progress-Complete more than 50 percent of your coursework

If the cumulative number of units you complete is not more than 50 percent in two consecutive primary terms (Fall/Spring), 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 unit completion of not more than50 percent may result in loss of fee waiver eligibility.

How will I know?

You’ll 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.

How to regain eligibility

If you lose eligibility for the BOG Fee Waiver, there are a few ways that you can have it reinstated:

  • Improve your GPA or course completion measures to meet the academic and progress standards
  • Successful appeal regarding extenuating circumstances
  • Successful appeal based on significant academic improvement
  • Not attending your school district for two consecutive primary terms (Fall/Spring)

The appeal process for extenuating circumstances incudes:

  • Verified accidents, illness or other circumstances beyond your control
  • Changes in economic situation
  • Evidence of inability to obtain essential support services
  • Special consideration factors for CalWORKs, EOPS, DSPS and student veterans
  • Disability accommodations not received in a timely manner

Please note that foster youth and former foster youth (age 24 years and younger) and recipients of Cal Vet Fee Waiver are not subject to loss of BOG Fee Waiver under these regulations

2017-18 Printable Forms (PDF)

2017-18 Board of Governors Fee Waiver Application (English)

2017-18 Board of Governors Fee Waiver Application (Spanish)

2016-17 Printable Forms (PDF)

2016-17 Board of Governors Fee Waiver Application (English)

2016-17 Board of Governors Fee Waiver Application (Spanish)