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Tuition Policy

Enrollment Expectation

All matriculated students are expected to be enrolled full-time and making normal progress toward a degree unless arrangements for an exception are made with the Dean of Students. Normal progress toward a degree is defined as earning at least 3 units/semester and 6 units/year. Failure to make normal progress may result in academic suspension and jeopardize financial aid.

Note: Students who enroll in 3 or more blocks during a semester are charged full tuition.There is no refund for taking one block off.

A student who must interrupt or reduce enrollment due to illness or other extenuating circumstances may seek approval from the Student Opportunities & Advising Hub for less than full-time status.

Tuition Billing Policy for 2020-21

Undergraduate students will have an opportunity to earn 10 blocks for the full-time yearly cost. Fall semester blocks include blocks 1,2,3,4 and J, spring semester blocks include blocks 5,6,7,8 and summer semester blocks include A,B,C.

Students will be charged as follows: 1/3 of a semester ($10,144 per block) for their first three blocks (no matter when taken), with a fourth block offered for free. They will then be charged 1/3 of a semester ($10,144 per block) for their next three blocks (no matter when taken in the year) and then be able to take an eighth, ninth, and tenth block for free.

Undergraduate students who receive an approved leave via the Advising Hub which results in course enrollment for fewer than 6 blocks for the year (2 or fewer blocks per semester) will pay the per block rate. Student Accounts will also review the entire year as a whole (including summer semester) and abide by the 2020-21 policy (noted above).

For example; if a student takes blocks 3 and 4 in fall term, blocks 5 and 6 in spring term and Block A in summer term, we would combine blocks 3,4,5 as full semester charge, block 6 would be free and block A would be the per block rate. The per block rate is 1/3rd the semester tuition cost, which is $10,144.

Adjunct Classes
Courses taken as adjunct classes do not impact the 10 block limit within an academic year.
Students with full time enrollment status in the academic year (paying full time tuition) are not charged for adjunct classes. Students who fall below the 6-block enrollment for the academic year threshold will be responsible for paying for any adjunct courses (.25 units) at $2,536 per course and extended format courses (.5 units) at $5,072 per course.

All students pay the full cost for audited courses.

The tuition refund policy below will only apply to students in this part-time (less than 6 blocks for the year) category.

Fee Refund Policy

Tuition

Students who are approved for part time student status via the Advising Hub (enrolled in fewer than 3 blocks per semester and/or 6 blocks during the year) will be charged at the per block rate of 1/3rd the semester tuition/fees or $10,144 per block. Please keep in mind CC's 2020-21 tuition billing policy (see above) which allows students 3 blocks with the option of the next block free.

To determine tuition refunds the Student Accounts office will look at the year in totality: For example: Student takes 1 block in fall term (rate for one block is $10,144), 2 blocks in spring term (rate for two blocks is $20,288) and 2 blocks in summer term (student would receive 1st block free since they took three blocks in the fall and spring terms and the second block in the summer would be $10,144). In this example, if the student/family had already paid for the entire year ahead of time ($60,864), a tuition/fees refund of $20,288 would be allowed.

Housing

If students are allowed by the College to be on campus for 3 or more blocks during a semester or 6 or more blocks for the year (Blocks 1-J, and 5-A), regardless of whether or not they choose to be on campus, full housing charges would apply. Partial refunds would be granted if COVID-19 circumstances prevent students from living on campus for fewer than 6 blocks during the extended academic year.

Meal Plans

If students are allowed by the College to be on campus for 3 or more blocks during a semester or 6 or more blocks for the year (Blocks 1-J, and 5-A), regardless of whether or not they choose to be on campus, full meal plan charges would apply. Partial refunds would be granted if COVID-19 circumstances prevent students from living on campus for fewer than 6 blocks during the extended academic year.

Half Block

Half block courses are included in the 10 units offered for the 2020-21 academic year. If a student takes 7 full units (which includes 1 free unit) in the year at any time, the half block courses are part of the regular tuition charge. If a student does not thalf block imageake 7 units during the year, the following information will apply:

  • J block has the option of a half block .5 unit course offered at the end of fall semester.
    If a student is enrolled full time in fall semester, half black does not carry a tuition charge.
    If a student is less than full time (3 blocks in the semester) fall semester, half block is charged as a half unit course with the standard tuition for the year.

  • A Block also offers half block .5 unit courses that are part of summer.
    If a student is enrolled in at least 1.5 other units in the summer, the half block in Block A will not be charged.
    If a student has less than 1.5 other units in the summer, the half block is charged as a half unit course with the standard tuition for the year.

For financial aid purposes, half block is part of fall semester. If a student is not taking 3 other units in the fall, half block will be added to their enrollment to determine their federal aid eligibility.

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