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Cost to Attend

Enrollment and Tuition Fees

Enrollment fees are set by the state at $46/unit for California residents.

You can apply for Financial Aid by visiting their website. The Financial Aid process starts by applying for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Once your application is submitted and Financial Aid has received it, you can login to myHancock and look under the Financial Aid tab for your Financial Aid eligibility and information.

Enrollment and Nonresident Tuition Fees

  • $46 Enrollment Fee per unit.

Nonresident tuition for non-California residents

  • $264 per unit, plus $46 per unit enrollment fee.
  • Payment plans available for non-resident tuition fees  

(Fees above may increase each year due to state legislation and Board action.)

Other Fees

Charge

Cost and Purpose

CCPG Eligible

Health Fees

$21 - Fall and Spring Semester
$18 - Summer Semester and Winter Intercession

More information on benefits and exemptions

NO

Student ID Cards

Free - Photo ID card and replacements

An ID card is required to use the following areas:

  • Computer Resources Centers
  • Language Lab
  • Library services
  • Math Center
  • Open Access Computer Labs
  • Physical Fitness lab and other labs and classes
  • Writing Center 
  • (Photo ID) Discounted PCPA tickets
  • (Photo ID) Free Athletic event admission
NO
Student Center Fee $1 per unit up to a maximum of $10 per academic year for classes held at the Santa Maria Campus  YES
Student Representation Fee $2 per semester. This optional fee provides support for student representatives to lobby for legislation, such as bills that will keep enrollment fees at the lowest possible level. Any student who does not wish to pay the Student Representation fee must select the waiver button online during registration period.   NO
Parking Fee

Four-wheel and two-wheel motor vehicles
$20 - Fall and Spring Semesters
$10 - Summer Sessions
$2 - One-day permit

More Parking Information

NO

Physical Education A usage fee is charged to those who enroll in some P.E. classes held off campus. See online course description for details. NO
Materials Fee See online course description for individual courses requiring a materials fee. NO

Payment of Fees

Students who register for classes must pay all registration fees by the established deadlines (shown below) or they will be dropped from all of their semester classes if the account balance is $50 or more, regardless of payment type (cash, check, cashiers check, money order, credit card/debit card or voucher paid by outside agency).    

Student payment options:

  1. Online with a credit card/debit card at the time of registration or by established deadline (see below)
  2. In person by established deadline (see below). Students may pay in person on the Santa Maria campus at Cashier Services, bldg. A; Community Education, bldg. S; or at the Lompoc Valley, Vandenberg AFB and Santa Ynez Valley center offices during cashier hours. Call the center of your choice for hours.
  3. Complete Credit Card Authorization Form and fax to the number listed on the form. Form is also located on the Cashier Services web page under the Forms link.  Due to PCI compliance (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) we are unable to accept emailed credit card authorization forms.
  • Santa Maria Campus (805) 922-6966
    • Cashier Services (bldg. A): ext. 3270 or 3628
    • Community Education (bldg. S):   ext. 3209
  • Lompoc Valley Center (805) 735-3366
  • Vandenberg AFB Center (805) 735-3366 ext. 3250
  • Santa Ynez Valley Center (805) 922-6966 ext. 3355

Students' who have a balance due below $50 or less will not be dropped from classes, but unpaid balances will result in a hold on your account and inability to register for future courses.

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

Payment Deadlines  

Summer 2019 Registration Dates

Payment Deadline

May 6, 2019 - June 5, 2019 By 10:00 p.m. four (4) calendar days from date registration is submitted.
June 6, 2019  - June 9, 2019 By 10:00 p.m. the day after registration is submitted.
As of June 10, 2019 You will NOT be dropped. By 10:00 p.m. the day of registration a hold will be placed on your student account. The hold will be removed once the fee is paid or class is dropped.

Fall 2019 Registration Dates

Payment Deadline

May 6, 2019 - July 31, 2019

By 10:00 p.m. August 1, 2019

  • Students will be dropped from semester courses
August 1, 2019 - August 18, 2019 

By 10:00 p.m. the day after registration

  • Students will be dropped from semester courses
As of August 19, 2019

Payment due the same day of registration

  • You will NOT be dropped.
  • A hold will be placed on your student account. The hold will be removed once the fee is paid or the class is dropped.

Winter 2020 Registration Dates

Payment Deadline

November 4, 2019 - December 11, 2019 By 10:00 p.m. four (4) calendar days from date registration is submitted.
December 12, 2019 - December 15, 2019  By 10:00 p.m. the day after registration is submitted.
As of December 16, 2019

Payment due the same day of registration.

  • You will NOT be dropped.
  • A hold will be placed on your student account. The hold will be removed once the fee is paid or class is dropped.

Spring 2020 Registration Dates

Payment Deadline

November 4, 2019 - January 15, 2020 By 10:00 p.m. four (4) calendar days from date registration is submitted.
January 16, 2020 - January 20, 2020 By 10:00 p.m. the day after registration is submitted.
As of January 21, 2020

Payment due the same day of registration.

  • You will NOT be dropped.
  • A hold will be placed on your student account. The hold will be removed once the fee is paid or class is dropped.