Refunds

Enrollment fees shall be refunded in accordance with the following guidelines:

Prior to the First Day of Instruction

  • Parking is nonrefundable without extenuating circumstances
  • Students dropping all classes will receive full credit toward future registration fees for the amount of all fees paid. A $10 processing fee (plus an additional  $50 processing fee for non-resident students and F-1 Visa international students) will be retained by the College if a refund is issued to the student.

On or After the First Day of Instruction

  • Enrollment Fee/Nonresident Tuition: Students will receive full enrollment fee and non-resident tuition credit toward future registration fees if they reduce their program or officially drop from all courses within the first 10% of the period of instruction of their courses. Students who officially drop from all courses and request a refund will be subject to a $10 processing fee. An additional $50 processing fee will be retained by the College for non-resident and F-1 Visa international students who request a refund. (Example: If a course has 12 meetings, 10% of 12 = 1.2. The College will round up to 2.0. Therefore, to be eligible for a credit or refund, the student must drop no later than the end of the day of the second class meeting.)
  • Variable Unit Courses: No Enrollment Fee or Nonresident Tuition refund or credit will be available to students enrolled in variable unit courses who earn fewer units of credit than the number for which they originally registered. Students earning additional units will be charged accordingly.
  • Health Services students will receive a full refund through the second week of instruction for semester-length classes and through the first 10% of the instructional period for students enrolled in less than semester-length classes.
    Student Body Fee: Students will receive a full refund upon request and within the published deadlines listed in the Schedule of Classes.
  • Student Representation Fee: The Student Representation Fee will be waived for students who refuse to pay for religious, political, moral, or financial reasons. This waiver must be submitted in writing within the first 10% of the period of instruction of the course(s).

Credit Balances

Credit balances remain on student accounts for a maximum of five (5) years. A student may either choose to maintain a credit balance on account or contact the Business Office to arrange for a refund. Refunds are NOT issued automatically. Fees paid by personal check will require 30 days for bank clearance before refunds can be processed. To be eligible for a refund/credit, a student must officially drop from a course. Student records are automatically held until all debts to the District colleges have been cleared.

Other Refunds and Fee Issues

Parking Permits

All students may petition for a prorated refund. Refund rates are based on 2 months of proration for the tiered levels of payment of California College Promise Grant (CCPG) recipients and 1 and 2 Term permits. Students need to request the prorated parking refund by June 15, 2020. The Parking Refund Request form can be found on college parking websites.

Withdrawal Processing Fee

The $10 or $50 fee is waived for students requesting a check disbursement for refunds.

International Student Health Insurance

International students who withdraw from all their courses and do not return to SMCCCD in the Fall can be refunded their Summer health insurance monthly premiums (June & July) by working with their International Students Program Manager.

NelNet Payments

Students utilizing the Payment Plan who missed their last payment on April 6th, will not be assessed a late fee of $30.

Other Fees

Please note that students who withdraw, from any or all courses, will not receive a refund for Health Fees, Student Body Fees, Student Representation Fees, or Student Union Fees (Skyline College only).

COVID-19 Grading and Refund Information

Students: For all Covid-19 Refundable Drop and Withdrawal dates, please refer to your WebSmart under Class Schedule Summary.  The following outlines what these dates include in terms of fee refunds and grading: 

Last Refund: Drop with a full refund including material, health services fees.

Withdrawal/End Date: Refund Enrollment Fee and Non-Resident tuition through the last scheduled class day prior to exam week.  

After the last scheduled class day, only the enrollment fee will be refunded EXCEPT for NonResident and International.

Section Refund Date: Drop with a full refund including material, health services fees.

Last Day to Drop with a Section Refund: Refund of Enrollment Fee and Non-Resident Tuition only.  Material, health, and other fees will be refunded.

Last Day to Drop Without Appearing on Transcript: Refund of Enrollment Fee and Non-Resident Tuition only.  Material, health, and other fees will not be refunded.

Last Day to Chance to Pass/No Pass Grading Option: No fee refund applies – see counselor before considering.

Last Day to Withdrawal with an EW:  Refund Enrollment Fee and Non-Resident tuition through the last scheduled class day prior to exam week.  

After the last scheduled class day, only the enrollment fee, Non-Resident and International will refund.  The Non-Resident and International student tuition will stop refunding one month after the term end date.

Faculty: For all Covid-19 Refundable Drop and Withdrawal dates, please refer to your WebSmart under Class List of Registered and Waitlisted Students.  The following outlines what these dates include in terms of fee refunds and grading: 

Refund Date: Drop with a full refund including material, health services fees.

Last Withdrawal Date: Refund Enrollment Fee and Non-Resident tuition through thelast scheduled class day prior to exam week.  The Non-Resident and International student tuition will stop refunding one month after the term end date.

End Date: After the last scheduled class day, only the enrollment fee, Non-Resident and International will refund.  The Non-Resident and International student tuition will stop refunding one month after the term end date.