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Paying for College

Enrollment Fee

The enrollment fee is assessed of all students, including nonresidents. The fee is currently $46.00 per unit for Associate and Certificate Degree and $130 for Bachelor's Degree. 

Waiver of the enrollment fee is available to students who petition and qualify as recipients of benefits under the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program, the Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary (SSI) program, or the General Assistance program. Please contact Financial Aid Office for more information.

  • Indentured apprentices are exempt from enrollment fees for Apprenticeship Program classes only.
  • Financial Aid may be available to students who qualify for assistance.
  • Student Accounting website

Health Service Fee

See the services available to enrolled students at City College's Student Health Clinic.

ALL students are assessed a mandatory fee for health services and accident insurance, whether or not they choose to use the health services. The health services fee is currently $20 for Fall and Spring semesters, and $17 for the Summer semester.The following students are exempt from the health fee:

  1. Students who meet the income standards for the California Promise Grant, CCPG-A only. Contact the Financial Aid Office for eligibility determination.
  2. Students attending under an approved apprenticeship program, enrolled in Apprenticeship classes only.
  3. Students who depend on prayer for healing, in accordance with the teachings of a bona fide religious sect, denomination, or organization, may petition to have the fees waived. To apply for an exemption contact the Admissions Office Supervisor.

Non-Resident Tuition

In addition to the $46 enrollment fee, an additional fee is charged to students who are classified non-residents of California for tuition purposes. As of Fall 2024 the non-resident tuition fee is $356.00 per unit.  Non-resident students also pay  a mandatory health fee of $20 in the Spring and Fall and $17 in the Summer.  

Student Representation Fee

All students attending classes are required to pay a $2 student representation fee per semester.  The fee is expended equally to support the: (1) Student Senate of California Community Colleges (SSCCC) and (2) colleges for the purpose of student advocacy efforts to Federal, State, and Local governments. Students have the right to refuse to pay the fee for religious, moral, political or financial reasons. Students may opt out of this fee via mySDCCD portal.

A.S. College Membership
    per academic year; not available in the summer
Automobile permits per semester
   hanger included
Credit by Examination Equivalent to Enrollment Fee
Loss or damage of equipment and books Cost
Motorcycle permits per semester $17.50
Returned Checks $25.00
Transcript of Record
first two (2) transcripts are free

Overdue fines and fees apply to late and lost library materials.

Note: Students receiving public assistance, or who are determined eligible for financial aid, may purchase a single car permit for $25.00. Contact the Financial Aid Office for eligibility determination.

Students are expected to buy all books and supplies needed for their courses. Certain occupational programs may require additional expenditures for tools, uniforms and/or liability insurance.


  1. Fees will be refunded to students who reduce their program in accordance to the published refund deadlines dates.
  2. Students who are administratively dropped when a Petition to Challenge is denied will receive a full refund of the class(es) petitioned.
  3. Students who are academically disqualified and administratively dropped will receive a full refund.
  4. Reclassification to California resident must be completed by the deadline in order to be eligible for a refund of non-resident tuition.


See the Student Accounting website for refund policy.