How can I obtain a Fee Waiver or Board of Governor's Grant?
If you are classified as a California Resident, you may be eligible to have your enrollment fees and health fees waived by the State of California. You may be eligible for this fee waiver even if you are not eligible for any other financial assistance.
There are three different ways to qualify for a fee waiver:
- You (or your parents) are receiving public assistance in the form of Aid to Families with Dependent Children, General Relief, Supplemental Security Income or certification as a Dependent of a qualified Veteran. OR
- You (or your parents) meet the income criteria. OR
- You have financial need as a result of completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
This application is good for one academic year beginning with the Summer Session and uses the most current past years annual earnings.
Click here for a Copy of the
Board of Governor's Fee waiver application
Is Financial Aid available only to poor people?
No. Financial Aid is intended both to remove financial barriers for families who cannot afford the cost of an education beyond high school and to fill the gap for families who can afford only part of the cost. Some loans and scholarships are available regardless of "need".
What if I don't have a Social Security number or don't want to report it on the
It is necessary to provide your Social Security number on the FAFSA. If you do not yet have a number, you should contact your Social Security Administration office to obtain one. It is required before you can be considered for any Federal student aid program. The FAFSA will be returned unprocessed if the student's Social Security number is blank.
Do I have to apply for Financial Aid each year?
Yes. Your financial situation must be reassessed each year. However, after the first time you apply for financial aid, you probably will be sent a Renewal FAFSA that will ask you to answer some questions again and recheck the answers to others.
Is the FAFSA the only aid application I must fill out?
The FAFSA is the only form you need to complete to apply for Federal Student aid funds. Some colleges and State grant agencies may require supplemental data for awarding institutional and state funds. Any supplemental data must be collected on a separate form(s). You will not be charged a fee for processing and reporting data from the FAFSA but if you file a supplemental form, you may be charged a fee for processing and reporting data from it.
How do I make corrections to my Student Aid Report (SAR)?
Use your SAR to correct information you submitted on your original FAFSA. Check with the college before you send the SAR back to processor to confirm this is the action they recommend. Many colleges can process corrections for the students electronically. If filed on the web, you may make corrections electronically.