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Fees, Payments and Refunds

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Your Health Fees at Work

Take advantage of the services we're offering! Our Medical Staff and Faculty are offering in person, remote and phone health services and mental health service/appointments as well as COVID vaccines and testing. Your student health fees support and fund these services. Health fees can be appealed if you are a member of a faith based healing organization by completing an appeal form.

How Much Will Cabrillo Cost?

Add These Fees to Your Budget 

Students are charged enrollment tuition fees by the unit. The more units you take, the more your 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 for Fall 2021:

  • California residents pay an enrollment fee of $46 per unit

  • "Out-of-state" residents pay $46 plus an additional $307 per unit for total per unit fee of $353

  • International Students pay $46 plus an additional $307 per unit for total per unit fee of $353, and an additional $2.00 per unit for capital outlay fees.

Paying Fees:

  • To pay your fees, log in to Student Finance with your User Name and password, and choose the term for which you wish to make a payment or go to payments to see other options.

  • 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 to your account and then automatically paid for by your financial aid.

Cabrillo helps make college affordable by providing enrollment fee waivers to qualifying students with economic need.  We recommend and encourage all students to apply for financial aid every year. You never know what you will be eligible for until you apply!  Examples of fee waivers:

Important Note: enrollment fees are set by the State of California and they are subject to change at any time.  While the State supports college education by keeping enrollment fees as low as possible, these fees may go up during the semester and you may be charged retroactively.

Pro Tip: Make your voice heard on this and other legislative decisions that affect you - register to vote.

Additional Fees

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, providing 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 such as clay, paint, etc. See the course description in the Schedule of Classes to see whether any additional fees apply.

The Student Activity Card is automatically charged to your account when you registrar for classes and is valid for a variety of student discounts. If you prefer not to pay this optional fee: you can opt-out on MyCabrillo.

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. 

Fee calculations by residency category

to estimate your charges

6 units x $46 per unit $276

Health Services Fee: $22

Student Center Fee: $5

Student Representation Fee: $2

Student Activity Card: $10

Transportation Fee: $39

Total cost: $354

6 units x ($46+$307) per unit $2118

Health Services Fee: $21

Student Center Fee: $5

Student Representation Fee: $2

Student Activity Card: $10

Transportation Fee: $39

Total cost: $2195

6 units x $(2+$46+$307) per unit: $2130

Health Services Fee: $22

Student Center Fee: $5

Student Representation Fee: $2

Student Activity Card: $10

Transportation Fee: $39

Total cost: $2208