Fee Types

For the latest and most up-to-date fees, please see our fee types webpage on our Cañada College website.

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, § 1244)
  • Afghan and Iraqi translators (and their spouses and children) who worked directly with the United States Armed Forces (Pub.L. No. 109- 163, § 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, § 602)
  • Refugee students admitted to the United States under Section 1157 of Title 8 of the United States Code

Nonresident Tuition Fee

Students who do not qualify as California residents as determined by the California Education Code must pay Nonresident Tuition fees. Refer to the Class Schedule (https://canadacollege.edu/catalogschedule/) or the Fees link on the Cañada College Admission/Registration Web page at https://canadacollege.edu/admissions/index.php for the current fee rate. The Office of Admissions and Records determines residency status at the time of admission. Refer to the “Residency Requirements” section of this Catalog for more information.

Non immigrant students classified as a nonresident and/or International students will pay nonresident tuition of $358 plus $1 per unit capital outlay fee (in addition to the $46 per unit enrollment fee). No exemptions are to be made for students enrolled in six units or less.

Health Insurance is required of international (F-1 Visa) students. For more information call (650) 381-3544, see the "Health Services Fee" Section of this Catalog. 

International Student Application Fee

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

Student Representation Fee

The Student Representation Fee of $2 per student per semester was established by an election of the student body of Cañada College. Under applicable provisions of the California Education Code, the students established the fee by a two-thirds majority of the students who voted in the election. The money collected through the Student Representation Fee will be expended to provide support for students or their representatives who may be stating their positions and viewpoints before city, county and district government, as well as before offices and agencies of local, State, and Federal governments. A student has the right to refuse to pay the Student Representation Fee for religious, political, moral or financial reasons. The fee is not covered by the California College Promise Grant via financial aid and is not refundable unless an action of the College prevents the student from attending. A petition for a Student Representative Fee exemption may be obtained from the Admissions and Records Office, in Building 9, First Floor, or by calling (650) 306-3226.

Student Body Fee (optional)

The voluntary Student Body Fee is $15 per semester (Fall and Spring only) payable at the time of registration on WebSMART or at the Cashier’s Office. Students who pay the fee receive an Associated Student Body ID Card which entitles them to special discounts at local businesses, movie theaters, shops, restaurants, and on-campus athletic events. Funds collected also help support student activities, and scholarships. Students must contact the Center for Student Life and Leadership Development in Building 5, Room 354 within the first two weeks of the semester for removal of charge if they choose not to pay. See Schedule of Classes for deadline.

Health Services Fee

Please Note
Health Services fees have been suspended for the 2023-2024 academic year. Health Services fees will not be charged for: Summer 2023, Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters.

International Student Health Insurance Fee

F-1 International students will be charged a mandatory health insurance fee each semester. The health insurance fee cannot be waived.

The Health Insurance Fees are as follows: 

  • $2,388.00 Full Year (Paid by semester)
    • $995.00 Fall
    • $1,393.00 Spring and Summer

Parking Fees

Please Note:
Parking fees have been suspended for the 2023-2024 academic year. Parking fees will not be charged for: Summer 2023, Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters. Campus parking regulations, however, will continue to be enforced. Violators will be cited.

See smccd.edu/publicsafety/parkingregulations.php for additional information on Parking and Traffic Regulations.

All persons driving motor vehicles (except motorcycles) onto campus and utilizing the parking facilities during regular class hours (Monday-Friday; 7 am -10 pm), including final examinations, are required to obtain and properly display a parking permit. Parking permits are not required in student lots on weekends or holidays. A parking permit is not required for motorists riding motorcycles and parking must be in designated Motorcycle Parking areas. A parking permit is not a guarantee of a parking space.

A grace period allowing for the purchase of permits will be in effect during the first two weeks of the spring and fall semesters, and the first week of the summer session. The grace period pertains only to student parking lots, with all other parking regulations enforced at all times in all parking lots.

Student parking permits are available for $58 each for Fall semester and Spring semester; $29 for the Summer session; and $106 for a two-term permit (Fall and Spring). Semester parking permits are valid at all three campuses of the District (Cañada College, College of San Mateo, and Skyline College.) For students who qualify for the California College Promise Grant fee waiver, parking permit fees are: $30 for Fall or Spring semesters, $25 for Summer, and $60 for two-term permit. Parking permit fees are nonrefundable unless an action of the College (e.g., cancellation of all of the student’s classes) prevents the student from attending. Lost and stolen parking permits are nonrefundable.

Parking permits are available for purchase online (via WebSMART) during registration and throughout the term. All permits are mailed to the address specified on the order. Permits are transferable from vehicle to vehicle.

Students may purchase permits in person at each College on designated Parking Permit computer terminals only.

Daily parking permits are available for purchase for $3 each from permit dispensers at each College. (For the location of the parking lots, please refer to campus maps.) Daily parking permits are valid in all lots where, and when, students are authorized to park. These permits must be displayed face-up on the dashboard.

Disabled Parking

Disabled Parking Spaces painted blue and marked with the disabled logo are reserved for those persons with a California disabled placard or license plate. Students with temporary disabilities who do not have a placard may receive special parking consideration by contacting the College Disability Resource Center (DRC) office. Special permits must be displayed as noted on the permit.

Audit Fee

A $15 per unit audit fee will be assessed at time of registration. See “Auditing of Courses” section in this Catalog for further information.

Transcript Fee

An official transcript summarizing a student’s complete academic record of course work taken at Cañada College, College of San Mateo, and Skyline College will be sent directly to colleges, employers, and other agencies by submitting an online transcript request via WebSMART. You will need to only request one transcript if you attended multiple colleges in the District. Transcripts from high schools and other colleges will not be forwarded. There is no fee for the first two transcripts requested. There is a $5 fee for each additional transcript requested. For rush delivery service, there is an extra $15 fee per transcript. 

Duplicate Diploma Fee

$20 duplicate diploma fee.

Returned Check Fee

$20 per returned check.

Materials Fee

Required in certain classes in which required materials are provided to students. Fees typically range from $2-8 per class.

Online Instructional Materials Access Fee

License fee for course digital material access; varies by course (students enrolling in courses with online instructional materials access fees will be notified prior to the start of the semester). The fee provides students with discounted instructional course materials including a digital textbook and interactive learning platforms. Online instructional materials access fees will be billed to the student during the first week of the semester (listed as Inclusive Digital Access and is refundable). Students may opt out of the fee through the bookstore before the semester begins.

Holds on Student Records

A hold will be placed on a student’s record by the Business Office for fees and any other financial obligations owed to Cañada College, College of San Mateo, and/or Skyline College. Certificates, Enrollment Verification, and Degrees will not be released while an outstanding balance remains on their account. 


Fines are assessed for failure to comply promptly with library and other campus regulations, and students are required to pay for careless or unnecessary damage to College property. Students delinquent in their financial obligations to the College may not receive enrollment verifications or degrees/certificates until such delinquencies have been adjusted to the satisfaction of the college authorities.