The California Community Colleges offer a Board of Governors Waiver (BOGW) to help eligible students with the Enrollment Fee ($46/unit). The BOGW is a grant program and may require repayment. BOGW applicants are not required to be enrolled in a specific number of units. The BOGW pays the Enrollment Fees for the academic year.

To qualify, students must be a California resident (lived in California for at least one year and one day).  To apply, students must file a  2017-2018 BOGW Application (Summer 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018) or a  2017-2018 FAFSA Application.  For AB 540 students, complete the California Dream Act Application

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) may affect your eligibility for the fee waiver.  You must maintain a minimum 50% pace progression and 2.0 GPA.  If you lose your eligibility for the fee waiver, you may submit an appeal or sit out two consecutive semesters (excluding summer term) at MPC.  Please be sure to register for your classes each semester by your priority registration deadline, as this may benefit your waiver status.


Type A (documentation required):

  • Receive AFDC (Aid to Families with Dependent Children), TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families), SSI/SSP (Supplemental Security Income), or General Relief. Students must show proof (i.e., copy of a CA-7 with current or last month’s date, agency verification, etc.);
  • 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.

Type B (documentation required):

Meet the income standards listed in the Total Family Income table below. Students may be required to provide previous year's federal tax return (s), W2, or other income verification.

Board of Governors Fee Waiver Program BOGFW-B
2017-2018 Income Standards

Family Size 2015 Income
1 $17,820
2 $24,030
3 $30,240           
4 $36,450            
5 $42,660
6 $48,870
7 $55,095
8 $61,335
Each Additional Family Member $6,240

*These standards are based upon the federal poverty guidelines, as published each year by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Under Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations, the student or student's family must have a total income in the prior year (in this case, 2015) that is equal to or less than 150% of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Poverty Guidelines based on family size.

These income standards are for the 2017-2018 academic year and are to be used to determine BOGFW-B eligibility for Summer’17, Fall’17, and Spring’18.

Type C (must have completed a FAFSA)

You have to apply for financial aid and have been determined to have an unmet need by the U.S. Department of Education. A Minimum Unmet Need of $1,104 is required. Some students attending ONLY Summer school may not qualify. For more information please contact the Financial Aid Office.

Note: Reimbursements may be paid to students only within the current academic year. There shall be no reimbursements after June 30 of the academic year. If a student becomes ineligible after receiving a BOG Fee Waiver, the college has the option of pursuing recovery of the ineligible fees.