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Fees

Every effort is made at SBCC to provide a high quality education at a reasonable cost.  The following fees apply to all students. All fees listed are subject to change at any point during the year. Refer to the current SBCC catalog for more detailed fee and tuition information on courses.   

  • California Residents - Enrollment and Fees
  • Non-Resident / International Students - Enrollment and Fees

Strapped for Cash? Many financial aid and scholarship programs are available to eligible students to assist with the financing of their college education at SBCC. If you are a California resident and you need help paying the enrollment fee, you may qualify for the California College Promise Grant (CCPG), formerly known as the Board of Governors Grant Waiver (BOGW). Visit the Financial Aid Office in person or online before enrolling in classes. 

Free Classes? Through Continuing Education and other academic departments, SBCC also offers noncredit courses, seminars and workshops designed to meet the needs of citizens of all ages who reside in Santa Barbara County.  Special brochures and bulletins are developed and distributed covering the specifics of each course.  These documents become supplements to the official catalog and contain special fees and special charges associated with each course.  These fees are due and payable according to the terms indicated within those documents.

Looking for your bill? SBCC does not send bills, but you can find your statement and review your registration through your Pipeline student portal.  Billing reminders and other important messages will be sent to your pipeline.sbcc.edu email address, so be sure to check it regularly.

FAQs 



TUITION AND FEES  for  California Residents

Fee Name Fall & Spring Summer I & II
Enrollment, per unit $46.00 $46.00
Health  $20.00 $17.00
Student Representation  $1.00 $1.00
Student Activity Pass $5.00 -
Transportation (Bus Pass):
  - Enrolled in 6 units or more                     $32.00 $14.00
  - Enrolled in less than 6 units $31.00 $14.00


TUITION AND FEES  for Out-of-State / International Students

Fee Name Fall & Spring Summer I & II
Enrollment, per unit $46.00  $46.00 
Out-of-State / International Tuition, per unit $285.00  $285.00
International Students Only Health Insurance $717.50 $137.00
Health  $20.00 $17.00
Student Representation  $1.00 $1.00
Student Activity Pass $5.00 -
Transportation (Bus Pass):
   - Enrolled in 6 units or more $32.00 $14.00
   - Enrolled in less than 6 units $31.00 $14.00

TYPES OF FEES

Enrollment Fees
All students, resident and non-residents, must pay an enrollment fee of $46.00 per unit with no maximum amount.  Refer to the fees, below, or the current SBCC catalog for more detailed fee and tuition information on courses. All fees listed are subject to change at any point during the Catalog year. Costs for Books, Supplies, Housing and other tangible materials are not included in the costs listed here.  

California residency status, for tuition purposes, is based on residency requirements established by the State of California, and determined by the Admissions & Record's Office upon admission to the College.  Students who qualify for a new resident status can apply for a change at Admissions & Records (see Reclassification Packet).

Nonresident Tuition 
Nonresidents (both domestic and international) must pay the nonresident tuition fees in addition to the state enrollment fee, all charged on a per-unit basis. For details on the fee exception per AB947, please click here.  Other exemptions for nonresident tuition may apply, such as:
  1. High school in California for at least three years and received a California high school diploma or its equivalent (AB 540). Contact the Office of Admissions & Records for more information.
  2. Some Veteran's and Dependents.  Please visit the Veterans Support and Resource Center for more information on qualifications and certification.
International Students may have additional fees; visit the  International Student Site for more details.  

Health Fee (Ed Code 76355)
The Health Fee is mandated by the State of California and approved by the Board of Trustees to be charged to all students enrolled in credit courses. Many health and wellness services are available free or at low cost through the Health & Wellness Office (SS-170) or through Ask A Nurse

Santa Barbara Community College District exempts dual enrollment students taking courses off at their local high schools, apprentices, and dependent children and surviving spouses of members of the California National Guard who are killed or permanently disabled while in the active service of the state.  The District also exempts any student who depends exclusively on prayer for healing in accordance with the teachings of a bonafide religious sect, denomination or organizaiton.  Officially documented evidence of such an affiliation is required for a waiver.  If you need an exemption form, please visit to the Cashier’s Office (SS-150).  

Transportation Fee (Ed Code 76361)
All students registered in an on-campus class pay the transportation fee and may ride the Metropolitan Transit District (MTD) bus seven days a week. Beginning one week prior to the start of the semester, students ride by "swiping" their student ID when boarding the bus, with the exception of the Waterfront Shuttle. If your semester fees, including your Transportation Fee has not been paid, you will not be eligible to use your pass on the bus.  If you have paid your mandatory fees and your card is not funtioning, please visit the Office of Student Life (CC-222). 

Students taking only off-campus classes will not be assessed the Transportation Fee. These students may elect to purchase a Bus Pass by visiting the Cashiers Office, SS-150.

Student Representation Fee (Ed Code 76060)
This fee supports student representatives who state positions/viewpoints before city, county, and district governments, and before offices/agencies of city, state, and federal governments.  It was made possible by Assembly Bill 1358 and was voted and approved by the student body of Santa Barbara City College.  

Exemptions from this fee are provided for religious, political, financial or moral reasons.  You may opt out of this fee during the registration process on pipeline.  If you have already paid the fee and would like a refund, please visit the Cashier's Office (SS-150) within the first two weeks of school for a refund. No refunds will be processed after this date.

Student Activity Pass
 
This fee provides free admission to all men's home football and men's and women's home basketball games (regular season only), as well as select campus theatre and music events. It is also good for clothing discounts in the Campus Bookstore and for discounts at selected businesses in the community. Proceeds from this pass support the following programs: Drama, Music, Athletics, and Student Activities including President's Honor Roll Reception, Outstanding Student Awards Reception, and Commencement.  

Students taking off-campus classes will not be assessed the Student Activity Pass fee. You may elect to purchase a Student Activity Pass by visiting the Cashiers Office, SS-150. You may opt out of this fee from your student "Pay my Bill" page on the Pipeline portal before paying your fees.  Students may only request a refund during the first two weeks of the term.  Financial Aid will apply apply to this fee.  

Special Fees (Ed Code 76365)
Some courses require additional fees for materials and/or supplies.  Please consult the class schedule; all such fees will listed in under "special fees".  Payment of these fees are due at the time of registration. 

Parking Permit (Ed Code 76360)
Students who choose to purchase a parking permit are entitled to park a car or motorcycle in campus lots designated for students. Parking permits do not guarantee a parking spot.  After completing your registration, you can purchase a parking permit through the Pipeline portal at any time during the semester. Parking permits are valid sold by semester and each purchase includes a nonrefundable processing fee of $3.40.  A valid parking permit must be displayed from the vehicle's rear-view mirror at all times.  Parking without a valid permit or using a voided permit will result in your vehicle being cited or towed.

Fee Name Fall & Spring Summer I & II
Day and Evening Access $33.40
$18.40 


CCPG (formerly BOGW) Discounted Permit $23.40
Evening Only Access (after 5pm) $18.40

For specific details on where to parking, as well as information about available Electic Vehicle charging stations, carpooling, student incentive programs and alternative forms of transportation, please visit the Security Departments Parking & Traffic Information website

CampusCard Replacement Fee 
CampusCards are provided, free of charge, to all enrolled students at SBCC and are issued in the Office of Student Life.  Obtaining a CampusCard is optional but recommended. All students must have a valid CampusCard to use the following services: MTD Bus, Library Check-outs, Open-access computer labs, Athletic events and college performances. Some local retailers, as well as theme parks, offer discounted tickets with your valid student identification card.  The CampusCard is also a cash card for making on campus transactions.  For more information on use of the cash card and on-campus discounts, see the CampusCard website

A replacement card will be issued twice before a fee is charged.  The replacement card fee is $3.00 and payable via your CampusCard.  Please visit your Pipeline portal to add money to your card.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1.  How can I pay my registration fees online?

To pay registration fees online go to http://pipeline.sbcc.edu, then log on your Pipeline account.  On the home page, select "Student", then select "Pay My Bill".  You can pay by credit card (Visa or Mastercard).  Select the method of payment, then select the term in which you are paying.  Follow the payment instructions.  "DO NOT back space when you are processing payment"

2.  If I don't pay my fees, will I be automatically dropped?

As the student, you are responsible for dropping classes by the stated deadlines.  If you register in a class and later change your mind, it is your responsibility to drop the class. Review your schedule/Bill for course deadlines.  Log on to http://pipeline.sbcc.edu. Log on your Pipeline account. On the home page, select "Student", select "Registration", then select "Register, Add or Drop Class".  Follow the instructions on the Add/Drop Classes page for dropping a class.

3.  When do I need to pay my fees?

You are encouraged to pay your fees at time of registration. Payment must be received within seven (7) days of registration or you may be dropped for non-payment.

Students will not be dropped for non-payment after instruction has begun. As the student, you are responsible for dropping classes by the stated deadlines. If you register in a class and later change your mind, it is your responsibility to drop the classes.

For Financial Aid Students: If you have been awarded (Authorized, Memo, or disbursed aid) you will not be dropped for non payment of fees. You will be responsible for any balance not covered by Financial Aid. Log into your Pipeline Account and check to see if you have estimated aid by checking the Award Payment Schedule under the Award Menu in Financial Aid.

4.  To whom do I make my check payable?

Checks should be made payable to SBCC.  Write your Student ID number on the face of your check. DO NOT MAIL CASH! There will be a $20 service charge on all returned checks.  Mail your check to:

Santa Barbara City College

Attention: Cashier's Office

721 Cliff Drive

Santa Barbara, CA 93109

5.  Can I make a payment over the phone with a cashier?

No, the cashiers are only able to answer general questions over the telephone.

6.  If I have an Outside Agency paying my fees directly to the college, how do I notify your office?

The Agency should send the Cashier's Office a letter of authorization. The letter should include the student name, ID # and indicate the specific fees the agency will cover. SBCC will invoice the agency after the add/drop period of each semester. For more information, please email cashiers@sbcc.edu.

7.  What does a Financial Hold / Outstanding Balance Hold mean?

A hold is placed on all student accounts with past due fees. The hold prevents you from registering for courses, ordering transcripts and receiving your diploma.  Additionally, you may not participate in additional school activities for which you need to pay through the cashier’s office, such as field trips, while your account is on a financial hold.  The Financial/Outstanding Balance Hold will be released automatically after 15-30 minutes upon receipt of full payment.

 


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