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Fees, Payments and Refunds

How Much Will Cabrillo Cost?

Students are charged enrollment tuition fees by the unit.

The more units you take, the more you will be charged. Your per unit charge is based on your residency. Your residency is determined by the length of time you have been in California or your visa status.

Per Unit Fees:

  • In State (California) residents are charged an enrollment fee of $46 per unit

  • Out-of-state Students are charged $46 plus an additional $307 per unit for total of $353 per unit

  • International Students are charged $46 plus an additional $307 per unit for total per unit fee of $353, and an additional $2 per unit for a capital outlay fee for a total of $355 per unit.

ProTip: Cabrillo helps make college affordable by providing Financial Aid enrollment fee waivers to qualifying students. Apply today!

When are my fee due?

  • Unless you are receiving Financial Aid, payment for tuition and student fees is due prior to the start of classes. For a class that has already started, payment is due immediately upon registration. Failure to pay may result in a delinquent account. If your account is delinquent you may not add more courses or drop existing courses.

  • If you are receiving Financial Aid, your fees will be charged to your account and then automatically paid for by your Financial Aid after the 3rd week of the term.

  • You are responsible for any fees not covered by your Financial Aid or 3rd Party Voucher.

Additional Fees per semester

Plan for these charges

Provides health and wellness resources for all students. This is a mandatory fee unless you are a student who depends upon prayer for healing in accordance with the teachings of a bonafide religious sect, denomination, or organization OR if you are a student attending under an approved apprenticeship program. Students must meet either of these criteria to appeal this fee. To appeal, submit the fee appeal form and attach a verification letter from a religious or apprenticeship leader.

$1 per unit; maximum $5 per semester (Fall and Spring only)

Supports lobbying efforts by students for their rights.*As of January 1, 2020, any student registered for classes will be charged a $2 student representation fee in compliance with AB1504. This is a mandatory fee. To appeal, submit the fee appeal form.

Cabrillo students recently held an election and voted to implement a mandatory transportation fee of $40 per student per semester ($39 for less than full time units). The fee provides each student with a bus pass valid seven days a week, for Santa Cruz Metro bus service throughout Santa Cruz County with transfers to Monterey-Salinas Transit. Students will simply show their Cabrillo ID card with a current semester sticker to ride the bus. Stickers will be available at the Welcome Center.

Some courses charge additional fees to cover class expenses for materials such as clay, paint, etc. See the course description in the Schedule of Classes to see whether any additional fees apply.

Parking is enforced seven (7) days a week while classes are in session. Avoid parking tickets: purchase your parking permit through MyCabrillo, then pick up your parking permit at the Welcome Center before the term starts.

Some courses charge additional fees to cover class expenses such as clay, paint, etc. See the course description in the Schedule of Classes to see whether any additional fees apply.

Enrollment Fees Are Set by the State of California

As a California Community College, Cabrillo does not control fee amounts; they are subject to change at any time. The State supports students by keeping enrollment fees as low as possible. However, these fees may go up during the semester and you may be charged retroactively.

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