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Financial Aid Programs

BOGFW The California Community College Board of Governors Fee Waiver

The Board of Governor’s Fee Waiver (BOGFW) is a state funded program available for eligible California residents and eligible AB540 students attending California community colleges.  The BOGFW waives the $46/unit enrollment fees for an eligible student and a portion of students’ parking permit fee for Fall and Spring semesters. 

To apply for a BOGFW, students must have a valid FAFSA application or California Dream Act Application in our system during the current semester. Students who paid for classes prior to receiving a BOGFW will receive a refund once the BOGFW is processed. The BOGFW must be processed and posted to the student's account by the last day of the current semester. If your BOGFW is awarded after the last day of the semester, you will not be eligible to be reimbursed. No refunds will be issued after the end of the semester. No exceptions.

The BOGFW program is not a cash award. BOGFW eligible students will be responsible for all or a portion of the Student Health fees. For more information on fees, please visit Make sure you check your account statement and pay all applicable fees to ensure your registration and prevent future holds on your account.

To qualify for a BOGFW, students must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Receive TANF/CalWORKs, SSI/SSP or General Assistance (or, if a dependent student, your parent(s) receive this assistance). Students must show proof (i.e. Copy of a CA-7 with current or last month’s date, agency verification)
  • Be certified by the California Department of Veterans Affairs or the National Guard Adjutant General for eligibility for a dependent's fee waiver;
  • Be eligible as a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor or as a child of a recipient or a dependent of a victim of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
  • Be eligible as a dependent of a deceased law enforcement/fire suppression personnel killed in the line of duty.
  • Meet income standards for a BOGW (or your parent's income, if you are a dependent student)
  • Have remaining "financial need" of at least $1,104. If you do not meet the above eligibility criteria, you need to complete a FAFSA to apply for a BOGFW. Many students may be eligible for a BOGFW by completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

You must re-apply each academic year. The 2016-2017 Board of Governors Fee Waiver covers Summer 2016, Fall 2016, and Spring 2017.

Students completing the FAFSA/Dream Act application will have their BOGFW eligibility automatically determined. The BOGFW will automatically appear in the student’s awards if eligible. When students register for classes, the $46/unit enrollment fees will be waived. An award notification will be sent by the Financial Aid Office once eligibility is determined.  Students may also heck their awards in the My Chaffey Portal by clicking My Chaffey


Renewing Your Cal Grant (A, B & C)

After CSAC verified whether or not you are eligible to renew your Cal Grant, a letter or email will be sent to you.  To be eligible for a Cal Grant renewal award, you must:
  • File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the upcoming academic year.
  • Meet income and asset ceilings and a minimum need criteria
  • Attend a Cal Grant eligible school located in California.
  • Have remaining Cal Grant Program eligibility.
  • Have received Cal Grant payments for all terms or requested a leave of absence (LA).
Students must apply by the deadlines and be enrolled in at least 6 units to receive this award. Awards are prorated if you are enrolled in less than 12 units each semester.

For state grants such as Cal Grants, students must be a California resident, meet requirements for the federal grants, and submit a GPA Verification form to the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) in addition to completing the FAFSA by March 2.

Cal Grant recipients are selected by CSAC.  Community College students will be given a second opportunity to submit GPA Verification, if not selected on the first cycle, of September 2.

Students will be contacted by the Financial Aid Office once your eligibility is determined and your awards have been offered to you.

Cal Grant B assists low-income students attending community colleges with living expenses and books.  The award is $1,648 (Beginning FA14) for the year and may be used for books, living expenses and transportation.

Cal Grant C assists students with tuition and training costs for technical, occupational, vocational, or career training programs.  The award includes up the $547 (Beginning FA12) for books, tools and equipment.  Funding is available for up to two years, depending upon the length of the program.  To qualify, you must enroll in an occupational, technical or vocational program that is at least four months long at a California Community College.  To find out more information, visit

WebGrants for Students - If you have filed a 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) you can go online and check the status of your Cal Grant application by logging onto the WebGrants for Students and creating an account. This secure site will let you view the status of your Cal Grant or Chafee application, update your address, view payment history or tell us you're changing your school.


The California Chafee Grant Program gives money to Foster Youth and former Foster Youth to use for vocational training or college courses. The Chafee Grant program, also known as the Educational and Training Voucher (ETV), is a federally and state funded program and is subject to the availability of funds each year. The student must have been a Foster Youth between the ages of 16 to 19. The student must be under the age of 23 and have been eligible to receive services from the Department of Social Services Independent Living Program (ILP). Award amounts are based on need. Applications can be submitted on line at


The Federal Pell Grant is a federally funded program for undergraduates who demonstrate financial need.  The amount of the Pell Grant is based on the cost of attendance, the Expected Family Contribution, and the number of units the student is enrolled in.  Awards are prorated if you are enrolled in less than 12 units each semester. Eligible students receive payments twice each semester.  Students may be awarded up to the maximum amount of $5,730 per year.  


The FESOG is a federally funded grant available to undergraduates who demonstrate exceptional financial need and/or a specific program of study, meet the priority deadline, and are Pell Grant recipients.  Students are required to be enrolled in a minimum of six units; usually awarded only if the student is full-time. Funds are extremely limited. You must apply early to receive this award before funds are depleted.


Students awarded FWS have the opportunity to earn up to the amount offered on the financial aid award offer. Students may work up to 20 hours per week and earn a monthly paycheck.  Federal Work Study awards are determined by financial need (by completing the FAFSA) and must be enrolled in six (6) or more units per semester. 

FWS job listings are posted in the Student Employment office for eligible FWS students and are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.  The Student Employment office can be contacted at (909) 652-6511.  Need more information?? Feel free to print out one of our Federal Workstudy Information Flyers.


Scholarships are usually, but not always, based on a combination of need and merit.  Available scholarship applications are typically available at the Chaffey College Foundation Office, or check out the Foundation Department website for more scholarship information.  Students may also contact Student Activities Office for yearly scholarship opportunities. Scholarships require a separate application from the FAFSA. Eligibility and enrollment requirements will vary by donor.


Financial Aid Office Hours
Mon. & Thur. 7:30am - 7:00pm
Tues. & Wed. 7:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 7:30am - 4:00pm

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You can now apply for the 2017-2018 school year!
File a 2017-18 FAFSA as early as October 1st to apply for aid for the Fall 2017 term.

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Questions about CalGrants?
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