Fees & Refunds
All fees must be paid at enrollment. Students finding it difficult to pay enrollment fees should immediately go to the Financial Aid Office, Room SS-210 — before enrolling. All fees are subject to change without notice.
Tuition for out-of-state students is $160.00 per unit; $166.00 per unit for international students.
Student Enrollment Fee
Santa Barbara City College charges a required enrollment fee of $26.00 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 fee will be refunded for semester-length classes officially dropped by the end of the second week of the semester. For six-week Summer classes, tuition/enrollment fees are refunded for classes dropped during the first week of classes. For all other classes, refunds are given for classes dropped by the 10% point of the class. Refunds are not automatic, and must be applied for in the Admissions and Records Office. A $10.00 per semester processing charge will be deducted from enrollment fee refunds. (This charge does not apply to classes cancelled by the college.)
Health Services Fee
All students pay a required health services fee of $14.00 per semester ($11.00 in Summer). The health services fee is only refundable to students who withdraw from all classes prior to the first day of the semester.
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 may be purchased during registration.
Day/Evening permits are $30.00 per semester. Board of Governors Grant Waiver students are eligible for a reduced Day/Evening permit of $20.00 per semester. Evening only permits are $15.00 per semester. Permits for Summer Session are $15.00. 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.
Student Transportation Fee
All students are required to pay a “Student Transportation Fee” during registration. This fee is $19.00 per semester for students enrolled in 6.0 units or more; $18.00 for students enrolled in fewer than 6.0 units for Fall and Spring; and $8.00 for Summer Session. The Student Transportation Fee entitles a student to unlimited use of local community bus service. Your SBCC ID 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 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 ID card is returned.
City of Santa Barbara Waterfront parking permits are available to all students through the Cashier’s Office, Room SS-150. The permit provides parking access at Leadbetter Beach and all other City Waterfront parking lots, with the exception of Stearns Wharf and SBCC campus lots. For information, call 897-1965.
Students are expected to purchase all textbooks, supplies and uniforms, as needed for instruction. Some materials may be purchased through the Campus Bookstore. In laboratory courses, students are charged for the actual cost of items lost or broken.
Student Activity Fee
Students are expected to pay a Student Activity Fee at the time of registration. The $10.00 yearly fee 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 ID 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 ID 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 waiver may be received, if requested, at registration. Unless waived at registration when paying fees, students will be charged the fee. The fee is only refundable to students who withdraw from all classes prior to the first day of the semester.