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FEES, TUITION, & REFUNDS

California residents pay only $46 per unit for classes!

STUDENT FEES

Enrollment Fee

The enrollment fee is state mandated. Students concurrently enrolled in high school are not required to pay the enrollment fee.

Fee Payment Methods

$46 per unit 
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Health Fee

All students enrolled in classes held on campus, either at El Camino College or Compton Center, are required to pay the health fee.*

$19 per semester
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Associated Student Body Card (Optional)

The optional fee for the ASB Card funds student activities and services.

$10
Click here for ASB and photo i.d. information

 Instructional Materials Fee

Certain courses require a nominal fee for materials provided to students during the course of the semester.
Please refer to Schedule of Classes

Amount specific to course (may vary)
To determine if an instructional materials fee is required and the amount, refer to the listing of courses in the Schedule of Classes

 

Parking Fee (Optional) 

Daily permits are available at the yellow permit dispenser machines. $3.00 per day (effective August 24, 2013)

Automobiles:
$35 - Fall/Spring
$20 - Summer

Motorcycles:
$20 - Fall/Spring

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Transcript/Verification Fee

First Two Copies - No Charge (in any combination with Verification/Transcript)
Additional Copies - $6 each
Emergency Requests (request in person only) - $9 each

Returned Check Fee 

Students are assessed a processing fee if his/her check is returned to the college for nonpayment regardless of the reason.

$20 processing fee


NONRESIDENT STUDENT FEES

Application Fee

Citizens and residents of foreign countries are required to pay an application fee.

$50 (non-refundable)

Non-Resident Tuition

Students who have lived in California less than a year (prior to the first day of instruction) and those who hold certain non-immigrant visas that preclude them from establishing California residency must pay out-of-state tuition and the enrollment fee.

$235 per unit plus $46 per unit
(effective Summer 2012)
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FEE REFUNDS

Enrollment Fee Refunds:

To receive a refund, students must drop classes through the online system. While the system is available, classes may be dropped via the Web; otherwise classes must be dropped in person at the Student Activities Center or cashier's office, according to the following schedule:

Length of class:
Less than 15 weeks: must be dropped by the end of the first full week of classes.
15 weeks or more: must be dropped by the end of the second full week of classes.

Refund checks will be mailed before the end of the semester to the address in the system. Please make sure your address is correct.

Health fee refunds are granted only when:

Students who withdraw from all courses prior to the close of the second week of the term will be eligible for a refund of the Health Services Fee. Forms to request a refund may be obtained at the Cashier's Office.

Nonresident Tuition Refund:

  • If the request is filed before or during the first calendar week of the semester, 100 percent of the tuition will be refunded.
  • If the request is filed during the second calendar week, 75 percent will be refunded.
  • If the request is filed during the third calendar week, 50 percent will be refunded.
  • If the request is filed during the fourth calendar week, 25 percent will be refunded.
  • Requests filed for summer sessions and short courses of 9 weeks or less in length will apply to the following schedule:

- 100 percent refund for requests filed before or during the first calendar week
- 50 percent refund for requests filed during the second calendar week

Admission in Error of Nonresident Students: A nonresident student subject to payment of nonresident fee, who has been admitted to a class or classes in error without payment of fee, shall be excluded from such class or classes upon notification and pending payment of the fee.  For the purpose of this rule only, notification consists of oral or written advice from the Admissions Office to the student prior to the end of the sixth week of the semester, session or period of enrollment.

Parking Permit Refunds

Refunds will be given for parking providing that students drop from all classes and return the permit by the end of the 2nd full week of the term.

Refunds for less than $1.00 will not be mailed.


Questions or comments about this section may be sent to: admissions@elcamino.edu

Additional Information

 Enrollment Fees

El Camino College has a strong commitment to ensuring accessibility to all of its programs and services for all residents of the district who are capable of benefiting from such programs and services. A limited number of related services which the student uses shall be supported by fees charged to students to assist defraying the costs of providing these services.

The mandatory enrollment student fee will be collected at the time of registration. The student who fails to pay this required fee at the time of registration may be dropped from classes. Grades, transcripts and diplomas will be withheld and future registration restricted. See class schedule for current fees.

The enrollment fee requirement shall not apply to students enrolled in the noncredit courses specified in Education Code Section 84711.

A student who receives Temporary Assistance For Needy Families Program (TANF), Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Program (SSI/SSP),General Assistance (GA) through the Financial Aid Office must apply for the Enrollment Fee waiver prior to the close of the second week of the semester in the Financial Aid Office. Also, if any additional documentation is required, this must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office and completed prior to the end of the school semester. (Board Policy No. 5030.2).

 Fee Payment Methods

Personal checks drawn on United States banks only, money orders or cash will be accepted for any fee paid. Discover (NOVUS), VISA and MasterCard credit cards will be honored. Checks returned by a student's bank for any reason will result in (1) suspension from enrollment, (2) denial of subsequent registration and (3) detention of transcript until financial obligation has been satisfied. A service charge of $20 will be assessed on any returned check.

 Health Services Fee

In accordance with the California Education Code, Section 72246, students pay $19 each semester to cover the operation, supervision, programs and services of the Student Health Center.

* There are exceptions under these conditions:

1. Students receiving financial aid pursuant to Section 72252.1.

2. Low-income students who meet the Board of Governors Grant criteria (pursuant to Section 72252) as demonstrated by appropriate support documentation of eligibility; SSI eligibility; or GA eligibility; Veterans Affairs Dependent Fee Waiver Certification; Agency Certification; or Income Tax Form as they relate to qualifying Income Levels; or a combination of these and unmet student need as determined by the Financial Aid Office.

3. Students who depend exclusively upon prayer for healing in accordance with the teachings of a bona fide religious sect, denomination or organization.

Exemptions:

Students enrolled only in classes held off campus, instructional television classes only, noncredit classes only or work-site classes, high school students, or students enrolled in contract classes will not be required to pay the Health Services Fee.

 Nonresident Tuition

El Camino College maintains a list of exceptions to the nonresident tuition requirement. Such a list will be issued by the Admissions Office to each student who is classified as a non-resident. Consideration is given to appropriate evidence submitted by the student to substantiate a change in this classification. Possible changes could go to students in the active United States military services or to those who are dependents of an active member of the United States military. El Camino College requires a  $50 application processing fee for out-of-country applicants. All fees must be paid by money orders drawn on a United States bank or by cash. Money orders drawn on out of country banks will not be honored.

 Parking Fee

Students may purchase a $35 parking permit each semester in accordance with Education Code Section 72247.  A $20 fee will be charged to those with motorcycles.  Summer session will carry a $20 fee. The fee will go toward improved parking lot security.  Students eligible for federal and state financial aid may be eligible for a reduced fee. Students with a handicapped placard/plate must also purchase an El Camino semester or daily parking permit.  Both the handicapped placard/plate AND the El Camino semester or daily permit must be displayed.

 Photo Identification

All students are required to obtain a free El Camino College identification card. These cards are available in the Student Services building and the Library. Please check for hours, M-Sat. These cards serve as photo identification, and are required for Library services, campus activities and to verify attendance in certain classes.

ASB Information:

All students are encouraged to purchase an optional ASB sticker for their photo identification cards during registration or at the cashier's window. The ASB Sticker offers a variety of discounts at area businesses, theaters and amusement parks. On-campus benefits include access to Activities Center table games, free admission to all campus athletic events and a discount on tickets at District-sponsored Center for the Arts events. Funds from the cards help support student activities, plays and athletics. The $10 sticker is non-refundable.

 Last Published 8/27/14