Completing theFree Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step toward applying and getting federal and state financial aid for college, career school, or graduate school. The Compton Center Financial Aid Office will use your FAFSA data to determine your eligibility for state and school aid. All students are encouraged to complete and submit a FAFSA by March 2nd of each year.
California residents may apply for the California Community College Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGFW), which waives the $46.00 per unit enrollment fee. This fee waiver is for California Residents, AB 540 students and eligible AB 1899 students, as determined by the Admissions and Records Office. Student who meet income and residency criteria may qualify.
AB 131 allows students who meet AB 540 criteria to apply for and receive state-funded financial aid such as grants, community college fee waivers, like the Board of Governors Grant (BOG), Cal Grant, and Chafee Grant.
For more information about the types of financial aid Dream Act can access, please see the California Student Aid Commission's website and PowerPoint presentation.