Application and Enrollment Fees

Application Fee

All new international students pay a $50 non-refundable international application fee.

Enrollment Fee

A state-mandated enrollment fee of $46 per unit is payable by all students. The enrollment fee is calculated each semester based upon the student’s combined enrollments at Cañada College, Skyline College, and/or the College of San Mateo.

The Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges has established a fee waiver program to help students pay the enrollment fee. Information on eligibility requirements, application deadlines, and application forms are available in the Financial Aid Office, and on WebSMART under “Financial Aid Forms.”

Students classified as nonresidents of the State of California must pay an additional Nonresident fee. (See details under “Nonresident Tuition Fee.”)

Education Code section 68075.6 grants an immediate nonresident tuition fee exemption to eligible Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) holders and refugee students who settled in California upon entering the United States. This exemption is granted for one year from the date the student settled in California upon entering the United States.

This exemption applies to the following:

  • Iraqi citizens or nationals (and their spouses and children) who were employed by or on behalf of the United States Government in Iraq (Pub.L. No. 110-181, S 1244)
  • Afghan and Iraqi translators (and their spouses and children) who worked directly with the United States Armed Forces (Pub.L. No. 109- 163, s 1059)
  • Afghanistan nationals who were employed by or on behalf of the U.S. government or in the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan (Pub.L. No. 111-8, S 602)
  • Refugee students admitted to the United States under Section 1157 of Title 8 of the United States Code