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Financial Aid FAQ

How do I apply for Financial Aid?
Students seeking financial aid are encouraged to complete the Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOG Fee Waiver) and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Click here for information on current scholarships available to students of Folsom Lake College.

What type of aid can I receive from the FAFSA?
The FAFSA is the gateway to receiving federal student aid such as grants, student loans, and federal work-study. Additionally, the FAFSA is also the first step towards receiving aid from the state of California such as Cal Grant or the BOG Fee Waiver; stop by the Financial Aid Office for more details.

How many units do I need to receive aid?
To be eligible for the maximum amount for grants, a student must be attending full time (12 units) a semester. However, students attending less than full time may still be eligible to receive funds.

What is the Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOG)?
The BOG Fee Waiver is a form of student aid designed for California community colleges; all students eligible to receive this waiver will have their fees waived for the academic year (summer, fall and spring) and will not incur any enrollment fees. In most cass, students receiving the BOG Waiver will also qualify for a discount on semester parking permits. To see if you qualify, be sure to fill out a Board of Governors Fee Waiver Application and return it to the Financial Aid Office.

How often do I need to renew my BOG Fee Waiver?
BOG Waivers are only valid for an academic year (Summer, Fall and Spring). Students must complete a new BOG application each academic year.

When should I apply for FAFSA?
Students are encouraged to apply for the FAFSA as soon as possible; awards are limited and some grants are awarded based on both need and on a 'first come first serve' basis.

What about books? How do I receive aid for textbooks?
Students receiving aid in the form of grants, loans, work-study or scholarships may of course apply that funding towards textbooks. Recipients of the BOG Fee Waiver (Methods A or B only) may also qualify for Extended Opportunities Programs and Services (EOP&S) which issue book vouchers to their students. Contact the EOP&S office for more details on their programs and services.

How do I find scholarships?
The Financial Aid Office receives several scholarship applications from various organizations throughout the year; generally these applications are posted in Financial Aid display areas. In addition, there are several online scholarship search engines students may use free of charge. Stop by the Financial Aid Office for more details.