Refund of Fees

If you have a balance due of $50 or less, you will NOT be dropped from classes. Unpaid balance will result in a hold on your account and inability to register for the next term.

Students who find it necessary to drop individual classes or withdraw from school will receive a refund if class(es) are dropped within 10 percent of the scheduled class time. The deadlines for your classes are listed online under your student account schedule bill.   

It is the students' responsibility to drop themselves from any courses they no longer want to attend.

During the registration period of each term, registration refunds will be processed by request only (paper refund request form or online request).  After the first two weeks of instruction, refunds will be processed automatically.

All refunds are issued through BankMobile, the college’s partner in the refund process. Refunds can be transferred to your checking account or a free account available through BankMobile Vibe.  You can also opt to receive a paper check.  Refunds for credit card transactions cannot be credited back to your credit card.  Click on the links below to view your refund preference options and for more information regarding the Vibe Card.

Vibe Card Information

BankMobile Contract

BankMobile Disbursements  and Vibe Card FAQs 

Refund Request Form PDF 

Please do not stop payment on your check.  A stop payment on your check does not constitute an official drop from classes or a request to drop.  It will result in assessment of a $25 service charge for collection of the returned check.

Refund Deadlines

Fee Type  Refund  Deadline   
Student Health fee

Photo I.D. fee

Parking Permit fee
All classes must be dropped PRIOR to the first day of instruction.  A refund request form along with your photo I.D. card and your parking permit must be submitted to a district cashier.
Enrollment fee

Tuition fee

Student Center fee

Student Rep fee

Materials fee

2-7 week classes

6-8 week classes
Classes must be dropped within 10 percent of the 
scheduled class time. The deadlines for your class(es) are listed online under the My Account, Refund Deadlines.

To view your student account schedule bill, log on to
myHancock, select Student tab, then click Refund Deadlines in the My Account channel.
All fees for classes that meet less than one week Student must drop no later than the day before the
class begins.

Exceptions to Refund Policy


An exception to this policy would exist if, due to extenuating circumstances, a student was not able to drop classes by the published deadline. The extenuating circumstances must have occurred prior to the deadline to drop classes (within the first week of instruction for summer session classes - no exceptions).

Extenuating circumstances may include: Family emergencies, Illnesses or Employment

All situations require written verification from an official source and must have occurred prior to the refund deadline.  A letter of appeal with appropriate documentation and the completed Extenuating Circumstances Refund Request Form, should be submitted to:  

Vice President, Student Services
Allan Hancock College
800 South College Drive
Santa Maria CA 93454-6399

Parking Fees

All situations require written verification from an official source and must have occurred prior to the refund deadline.  A letter of appeal with appropriate documentation and the Refund Request Form should be submitted to:

Chief of Police
Allan Hancock College Police Department
800 South College Drive
Santa Maria CA 93454-6399

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