Board of Governors Fee Waiver
Program Changes Effective for Fall 2016
Senate Bill 1456 Seymour-Campbell Student Success Act of 2012 requires that a student qualifying for a fee waiver meet minimum academic and progress standards adopted by the Board of Governors.
- Loss of Fee Waiver will occur if a student has two consecutive primary terms (Fall and Spring) of not meeting cumulative Academic (2.0 GPA or above) or Progress standards (More than 50% Completion Rate).
- Students will be notified of loss of the BOG Fee Waiver within 30 days of the end of the term.
- Students will have the right to appeal the loss of the BOG Fee Waiver along with Priority Enrollment.
- Students will have their BOGFW/Enrollment Priority reinstated if:
- Meeting Academic/Progress Standards
- Successful Appeal
- Sitting out two consecutive primary terms
Notification: Within 30 days of end of Each Term
- Notification will include the information that a second primary term of probation will result in loss of fee waiver eligibility
- Loss of eligibility shall become effective at the FIRST registration opportunity
- FIRST registration opportunity is student specific, not college specific
Exemptions to the new Bog Fee Waiver Rules: Foster Youth
- Foster Youth and Former Foster Youth (up to 24 years of age) not subject to the loss of fee waiver under the new regulations
- Still eligible to receive support services
- Exemption is extended to Enrollment Priority as well
Term exemption: Summer
- Summer Terms are not considered Primary Terms but may be used for calculating Academic and Progress standards.
- Once a 2-term probation has been determined, the student loses eligibility for the BOG Fee Waiver for all terms including Summer-not just primary terms, Fall and Spring
Appeal Process: Students must submit an Appeal Form along with Supporting Documentation
- Students who have lost their Bog Fee Waiver may Appeal the loss based on certain circumstances (Bog Fee Waiver/Priority Enrollment Appeal link)
- Extenuating Circumstances; Verified cases of accidents, illnesses, or other circumstances beyond the student's control
- Students with disabilities who applied for but did not receive accommodations in a timely manner
- Significant academic improvement
- Changes to the student's economic situation
- Evidence student was unable to obtain essential support services
- Special consideration of factors for CalWORKS, EOPS, DSPS and Veteran students
Students will be notified by email if their Bog Fee Waiver/Enrollment Priority Appeal has been approved and have their Bog Fee Waiver and/or Priority Enrollment reinstated. (Note: The Appeals committee's decision is final and cannot be overturned)
Got BOGFW? Don't Lose It!
If you feel that you may be at risk of losing your Bog Fee Waiver please contact your Counselor.
You may also contact Student Services if you have any questions.
Once you have qualified for the Bog Fee waiver it is important to maintain Academic and Progress standards to avoid losing the fee waiver.
Students submitting appeals to the Admissions Office must also include supporting documentation and a written statement. If supporting documentation is not included with the appeal it will not be accepted
In addition, we have workshops that can help you if you have lost your Bog Fee Waiver. “All UP TO ME” is a short two hour workshop hosted by the Counseling Department at Victor Valley College. You will gain tips on rapidly improving student study strategies, managing your finances effectively, and keep your stress level in check. If interested please go to http://www.vvc.edu/bogalluptome/ and register. For more information please go towww.vvc.edu/keepthebogg. You may also call our Bog Fee Waiver hot line at 760.245.4271 ext. 2644.
Last Updated 2/3/17