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Phone: 408-855-5065
Fax:     408-855-5546
Location: Main Building E1-401

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Board of Governors Waiver (BOGW)

This award is a fee waiver, which will pay your enrollment fee and parking fee discount in excess of $20 per semester. Recipient must be a California resident for at least one year and one day prior to the first day of each semester, and must reapply prior to the Summer Session of each academic year. The Board of Governors Waiver (BOGW) application is now available for the current academic school year, which includes the Summer Session through the Spring Semester session.


2014-2015 Board of Governors Fee Waiver

2014-2015 Board of Governors Fee Waiver Spanish

Income standards for the 2014-2015 school year (2013 income)*:



* These standards are based upon the federal poverty guidelines, as published each year by the US 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, 2012) that is equal to or less than 150% of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Poverty Guidelines based on family size.

Legislation enacted in late 2009 and early 2010 prohibited publication of 2010 poverty guidelines before May 31, 2010, and required that the 2013 poverty guidelines remain in effect until publication of updated guidelines.  Legislation to further delay publication of the 2010 guidelines did not pass.  The procedure for updating the 2010 guidelines was then modified to take into account the Consumer Price Index (CPI-U) for the period for which this publication was delayed.  As a result, the poverty guideline figures for the 2010 remained the same as the 2009 poverty guideline figures.

These standards are for the 2013-2014 academic year and are to be used to determine BOGFW-B eligibility EFFECTIVE July 1, 2013.

BOGW C: To be eligible, you must have a minimum "unmet need" of at least $1104 as determined after completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) filing on-line.

Federal Progams

To apply for the following federal programs use the FAFSA for the Fall, Spring and Summer.

Federal Pell Grant

A federally funded grant of up to $5,645 per year awarded to qualified undergraduate students.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

A federally funded grant allocated to Mission College for disbursement to qualified students. The average award is $500 per academic year until the grant funds are expended.

Federal Work Study (FWS)

A federally funded program that helps pay the wages for qualified students in on- and off-campus part-time jobs. At this time, the wage at Mission College is $9.75 - $12.75 per hour.

Federal Student Loans

Loans are funds that are available to help students meet their educational costs. Loans, along with any interest that is accrued over time, MUST be repaid. A supplemental application for loan funds is required and available in the Financial Aid Office one month after the beginning of each semester. Check the Financial Aid web site for details. 

Federal Chafee Grant

This is a federally-funded program that offers up to $ 5,000 to current or former foster youth to use for college courses or vocational training. To qualify, you must be eligible, or have been eligible, for foster care between your 16th and 18th birthday and must apply for the Chafee Grant before your 22nd birthday.

Eligible foster youths may apply at

Also, eligible foster youths may apply at for an opportunity to receive more free money via the Youth Education Scholarship.

State Programs

To apply for the following state programs, use the FAFSA for the  school year starting in the Fall.  Or California Dream Act application (if applicable) at:

Cal Grant B

A state funded award for living expenses and certain other costs for qualified very low-income students who are California residents. The average full time award is $824 per semester ($1,648 per academic year). To apply, use the FAFSA or Cal DreamAct application.

Cal Grant C

A state funded award for training costs (tools, books and equipment) for qualified low- and middle-income students who are California residents enrolled in vocational training programs. The average full time award is $273 per semester ($547 per academic year). To apply, use the FAFSA or Cal DreamAct application.

Click on the link to download the Cal Grant GPA Veritication Form:

Click on the link to WebGrants 4 students:
Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOP&S)

A state funded award for qualified low-income, educationally disadvantaged students who are California residents. Ask for information in the EOP&S Office (Main Building E1-403) or call 408-855-5055.

Mission College Scholarships

Mission College offers a variety of scholarships ranging from $50 to several thousand dollars per year. Eligibility may vary based on fields of study, community and/or college involvement, and /or financial need. All continuing Mission College students and new students, including graduating high school students, may apply click on Scholarship application at the top of the page.