Costs, Fees, Refunds, Holds
Students are required to pay for their classes at the time of enrollment and there are options.
California College Promise GrantHelp with Paying for College The California College Promise Grant waives enrollment fees and a portion of the parking permit charged to eligible California residents.
Financial AidFinancial Aid is available in different forms.
- Grants: free money
- Work study: money earned through employment on campus.
- Loans: money that has to be paid back with interest
- Scholarships: money received after being selected as a qualified applicant
Fees Assessed Upon Course Registration
|Enrollment Fee||$46 per unit||
California residents enrolling in credit courses have a per unit enrollment fee of $46.
$290 per unit
$46 per unit
Non-California residents and F-1 International students are assessed non-resident tuition of $290 per unit and the enrollment fee of $46 per unit.
|International Student Insurance Fee||
$702 each term
This fee is assessed for international students with F-1 Visa.
|Health Center Fee
||*$21 each Fall, Spring
$18 each Winter, Summer
|*Spring 2023: The $21 Health Center Fee will not be assessed.
Health services provided by the Student Health Center at Mission College.
This fee is assessed based on the campus associated with the student's declared program of study (not the home campus of the course).
|Campus Center Fee||$1/unit||$5 max per term|
|Associated Student Government Fee||$7 each Fall, Spring||This fee supports services, activities and student discounts offered through the Mission College Associated Student Government. Payment of the ASG Fee is required to get a student identification card.|
|Student Representation Fee||$2/term||Provides programs and services to promote student needs, holds campus-wide events,
and represents all students at college and district-wide committees.
High school students are not assessed this fee.
|Web Processing Fee
||$3/term||All students using the web for college transactions|
VTA Smart Pass Fee
$12 each Fall/Spring
|Grants unlimited rides on VTA light rail and buses throughout the Santa Clara County. Full-time students (minimum of 12 units) are assessed $12 fee each Fall, Spring term. Part-time students (less than 12 units) are assessed $10.50 each Fall, Spring term.|
VTA Smart Pass Fee
|$10.50 for Summer||New and returning students are assessed Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Smart Pass Fee, which grants unlimited rides on VTA light rail and buses throughout the Santa Clara County.|
Allows students to enroll in a course meeting the audit eligibility criteria for personal interest, but auditing does not provide course credit. (See Audit Description)
Parking Permit *
A valid student parking permit is required to be displayed to park on campus.
Beginning Spring 2023
$50 each semester
No cost to student if registered in a minimum of one course at time of order.
Non-students wishing to purchase a semester-length student parking permit will be charged $50. * Online order shipping & handling fee of $3.50
Fees for Services Table
|Copy of Class Schedule||$2 per request|
|Standard Official Transcripts||$6 each (first 2 paper transcripts are free)|
|Rush Transcripts||$20 each. $ 5 for each additional transcript ordered with initial rush order|
|Unofficial Transcripts||$2 per request|
|Duplicate Diploma||$10 per request|
|Nelnet payment plan enrollment fee||$20 per semester (ACH & credit card)|
|Returned check fee*||$15 plus $10 for any returned payment|
If a check is returned by the bank, a hold will be placed on the student’s record in addition to a $15 fee. The students are expected to pay the outstanding fees within 10 business days. If the fees are not paid an additional $10 fee will be charged to the student record. The only acceptable forms of payment for these fees are cash, money order, or cashier’s check.
To be eligible for a refund of enrollment fees, students must drop classes by the published deadline.
Dropping a class after the published deadline will result in loss of enrollment fees. Refund requests for ASB cards and Parking Permits must be made at Admissions & Records by the "last day to drop with a refund" deadline. A parking permit refund requires the return of the parking permit.
Refunds for Credit Card payments will be returned to the student's credit card used to pay the fees. ACH payments will be refunded by check and mailed to the student's current home address on record. Check and cash payments will be refunded by check and mailed to the student's current home address on record. It is important that we have a current home address on file.
Refunds for eligible students are processed after census for full term courses, unless otherwise requested by the student. Refunds for complete withdrawals from short term courses are processed within 7 to 10 business days.
Enrollment fees for short-term classes will be refunded if students drop before 10% of the scheduled class meetings have elapsed. For short-term classes that meet five days or less, students must drop before the first class meeting, in order to receive a refund.
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