Notice of Changes: Beginning with the 2018-2019 academic year, the Board of Governors (BOG) Fee Waiver will be renamed to the California College Promise Grant. The new name will be reflected on all applications and communications beginning July 2018. All other characteristics of the award will remain the same.
California College Promise Grant (Formerly BOG Fee Waiver)
The California College Promise Grant (Formerly BOG Fee Waiver) is issued by the state of California and waives the enrollment fees of qualifying California community college students. Students must also be California residents or AB540. The award is not an actual monetary disbursement to the student, as it simply waives the student's enrollment fees based on specific qualifications. Each type of BOGFW (outlined below) will have their own requirements and conditions.
- BOGFW A - Intended for students who receive some form of public assistance. Students must provide proof of benefits within the last 60 days to be considered.
- BOGFW B - Based upon an Income Standards matrix regarding two factors: household size and total income, either for the student (if independent) or their parents (if dependent). Proof of total income may be required. In most cases, BOGFW B is based upon the income and household size information provided on the student's FAFSA or California Dream Application.
- BOGFW C - To qualify, students must demonstrate at least $1,104.00 worth of financial need.
If a FAFSA or a Dream Act application has already been submitted, there's no need to re-apply to receive the California College Promise Grant. Instead, check your Delta Online Financial Aid System and make sure all documents have been submitted under the Documents section. You may even check your Messages to see if you were awarded a California College Promise Grant.
Apply for the California College Promise Grant
If a FAFSA or a California Dream Act application has not been submitted, you may apply for a California College Promise Grant by itself. However, you are highly encouraged to complete a FAFSA or Dream Act application instead in order to find the most financial aid possible. Think of the FAFSA or Dream Act applications as an all-in-one stroke of applying for financial assistance.
Depending on the time of year, California College Promise Grant submissions may take anywhere from 1 to 5 business days for processing. Please plan accordingly.
If applying ONLY for a California College Promise Grant, select one of the following options:
Applying online is the quickest method! Apply now at Online California College Promise Grant
Submit a Paper Application
- Download and complete California College Promise Grant
- Submit the paper application in one of the following ways:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org - Include Your Name and Delta ID in the subject line
- Fax: (209) 954-3848
- DeRicco Financial Aid Service Windows or DeRicco Financial Aid Drop Box
San Joaquin Delta College Financial Aid, Scholarships & Veterans' Services, Box #111, 5151 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, CA 95207
*Be sure to Include Your Name and Delta ID on all documents that you submit.
Visit the DeRicco E-Services Lab and pick up a paper application
If you do not meet academic and/or progress standards (as defined below) for two consecutive semesters, you will lose your BOG Fee Waiver.
- You achieve less than a 2.0 cumulative GPA
- You complete less than 51% of their coursework
Tips for Maintaining Eligibility
- Successfully complete and pass all courses enrolled in
- Update your educational plan
- Take advantage of all student and academic support services available
- Become familiar with Delta's Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress policy
- Attend Academic and/or Progress Probation Workshops when available
- Enroll in course loads which will help you succeed
If you have already lost your BOG Fee Waiver, you may submit a Loss of BOGW Appeal to Admissions and Records.
Note that a submission of the Loss of BOGW Appeal does not guarantee a reinstatement of your BOG Fee Waiver.