Fees and Refunds
Students are encouraged to pay fees at time of registration. Payment must be received within seven (7) calendar days of registration or you may be dropped for non-payment. Students will not be dropped for non-payment after instruction has begun. As the student, you are responsible for dropping classes by the stated deadlines. If you register in a class and later change your mind, it is your responsibility to drop the class. Students finding it difficult to pay enrollment fees should visit the Financial Aid Office at (SS-210) or go to www.sbcc.edu/financialaid before registering for classes. All fees are subject to change without notice.
Tuition for out-of-state and international students is $285 per unit. International Students may be required to pay additional fees. Go to www.sbcc.edu/international for more information.
Student Enrollment Fee
Santa Barbara City College charges a required enrollment fee of $46 per unit. The State of California, through its Board of Financial Assistance Program, has provided fee credits, fee waivers, or special Board of Governors waivers to help defray the cost of the Student Enrollment Fee. Information regarding fee credits, fee waivers, or Board of Governors waivers should be obtained from the Financial Aid Office, Room SS-210, several days before a student enrolls in classes.
Tuition/Enrollment Fee Refund
Both tuition and the enrollment fees will be refunded by course deadlines. Check your Schedule/Bill for deadline dates. Refunds are not automatic. For additional information on refunds, go to www.sbcc.edu/fiscalservices/cashier. A $10 per semester processing charge will be deducted from enrollment fee refunds. (This charge does not apply to classes cancelled by the college.)
If classes are dropped after the first two weeks of the semester, the following fees are not eligible for a refund: Health Services, Student Representation, Transportation and Student Activity. Parking Permits must be returned intact to the Cashier’s Office (SS-150) prior to the first days of the session for a refund.
Health Services Fee
All students pay a required health services fee of $20 per Fall and Spring semester and $17 per Summer Session.
Any student who intends to park a vehicle on campus must register his/her vehicle and purchase a parking permit. Parking permits are not required for mopeds and motorcycles. Permits should be purchased online through Pipeline at a discounted rate. Prices includes shipping, handling, postage and applicable credit card processing fees.
Fall and Spring Semester All Day/Evening permits are $33.40 per semester. Board of Governors Grant Waiver students are eligible for a reduced All Day/Evening permit of $23.40 per semester. Evening-Only permits are $18.40 per semester. Permits for Summer Sessions are $18.40. Parking permits are non-transferable, and parking fees are only refundable to students who return permits prior to the first day of the semester. Lost/stolen permits are not replaced. Purchasing a parking permit does not guarantee a parking space
Parking permits may be purchased online at http://pipeline.sbcc.edu.
Student Transportation Fee
All students are required to pay a “Student Transportation Fee” during registration. This fee is $32.00 per Fall and Spring semester for students enrolled in 6 units or more; $31.00 for students enrolled in fewer than 6 units for Fall and Spring; and $14.00 for Summer Session. The Student Transportation Fee entitles a student to unlimited use of local community bus service. Your SBCC I.D. card with the current semester sticker is your pass. Fall Semester passes are valid 7 days prior to the start date of fall classes until 7 days before the start of spring classes. Spring Semester passes are valid 7 days prior to the start of Spring classes until the last day of final examinations for spring. Summer passes are valid 7 days prior to the start of the Summer Session until the last day of final examinations for the session. Students enrolling only in distance learning or off-campus classes are exempt from paying the Transportation Fee. The fee is refundable to students who withdraw from all classes prior to the first day of the semester, provided the student photo I.D. card is returned.
Students are expected to purchase all textbooks, supplies and uniforms, as needed for instruction. Some materials may be purchased through the Campus Store. In laboratory courses, students are charged for the actual cost of items lost or broken.
Instructional Materials Fees
Students may be required to provide instructional materials for a credit or noncredit course. Such materials shall be of continuing value to a student outside of the classroom setting. Visit the Schedule of Classes at www.sbcc.edu/classses to see which courses require instructional materials fees and see Board Policy and Administrative Procedure 5031 Instructional Materials Fees at www.sbcc.edu/policies.
Student Activity Pass
Students are expected to pay a Student Activity Pass Fee at the time of registration. The fee is Fall = $5; Spring = $5; and no Summer fees. This entitles the student to free admission to numerous college events, in addition to discounts from the Bookstore and businesses in the community. A student activity sticker is affixed to the student photo I.D. card. Duplicates will not be issued for cards misplaced or stolen. The fee is only refundable to students who withdraw from all classes prior to the first day of the semester. The student photo I.D. card with activities sticker must be returned.
Student Representation Fee
The $1.00 Student Representation Fee provides support for students and/or representatives who state positions/viewpoints before city, county and district governments and before offices/agencies of state and federal governments. A refund may be requested, after registration by going to the Associate Dean, Educational Programs—Student Support Services, CC-222, with proof of payment.