Fees / Tuition and Refunds - Admissions and Records
- Fall 2016 Fees/Tuition and Refunds
- Payment Policy
- Non Payment Policy
- Payment Options - How to Pay Fees/Tuition
- Unpaid Financial Obligations
- Financial Aid
- Residency Requirements
- Refunds of Fees
All fees are subject to change based on state budget adjustments. Additional fees may be added at a later date, subject to approval by the Ohlone Community College District Board of Trustees. Fees are accurate at the time of publication; however, fees may be increased and could result in additional charges after registration has been completed.
For a list of fees and refund information, please see Fall 2016 Fees/Tuition and Refunds.
Descriptions of Fees
Enrollment fees are required of all students, except Kindergarten-12th students and students who qualify for a fee waiver. Enrollment fees and refunds vary based upon residency, non-resident, and/or non-citizen status. Enrollment fees are charged per unit; each course has a unit value.
The Electronic Access Fee is required of all students who use WebAdvisor. WebAdvisor is the online portal for all online registration, payments, and review of academic records. The fee is non-refundable except for students who do not access WebAdvisor and submit a refund request to the Cashier’s Office on the Fremont campus.
Student Activity Fee / Student ID Card
Every student is encouraged to support the optional, non-refundable Student Activity Fee supporting co-curricular activities and student events. Included in the Student Activity Fee is the ability to receive a student ID card.
Health Services Fee
Ohlone College provides health services for students through the Student Health Center. In accordance with State Community College regulations, all enrolled students will be charged a Health Services Fee. See Health Services Fee for more information, including exemptions.
In accordance with revised California Administrative Code Title 5, Part VI, sections 59400 through 59408, the policy for requiring students to provide instructional and other materials and establishing the provisions for assessing the students a fee for a credit or non-credit course shall conform to the following guidelines:
- The materials shall be tangible personal property that are owned or primarily controlled by an individual student.
- The material is of a continuing value to the student outside of the classroom setting and is not wholly consumed, used up, or rendered valueless as it is applied in achieving the required course objectives that are to be accomplished under the supervision of an instructor during class hours.
- The material shall not be solely or exclusively available from the District
except if it is provided to the student at the District’s actual cost, and
- The material is otherwise generally available, but is provided by the District for health and safety reasons, or
- The material is provided in lieu of other generally available, but more expensive material that would otherwise be required.
- Any materials not meeting these guidelines will will be provided by the District to students at no cost to the student.
Fees may be charged for copies of student records; processing of enrollment fee and tuition refunds; and vocational and counseling related tests. Fees will be charged for Community Education events and facilities use in accordance with California Code of Education provisions.
Payment is due at the time of registration. Students have five (5) calendar days from the time of their most recent registration activity to complete their tuition and fee payment arrangements. Students must either pay at time of registration or select a payment option within this five (5) day period.
Students who do not take one of these actions may be dropped from their classes for non-payment. For a list of student programs that will not be dropped due to non-payment or to see our Non Payment Frequently Asked Questions, please visit the Cashier's Office website.
Students need to make sure when they choose a payment plan that they have dropped any classes they do not plan on attending. Students who do not drop classes will be held financially responsible for those classes.
Pay with a credit card -
Students may pay with a credit card via their WebAdvisor account or at the Cashier's Office. Students may use a debit card for this option if the debit card has a Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express logo.
Pay in full with a checking or savings account -
Students may pay in full with a checking or savings account through WebAdvisor on e-Cashier. e-Cashier is a third party vendor. There is no charge for paying in full using e-Cashier and an e-check.
Sign up for a payment plan -
Students may sign up for the payment plan through WebAdvisor on e-Cashier with a credit card, checking account, or savings account. e-Cashier is a third party vendor that allows students to sign up for a monthly payment plan. There is a $20 USD non-refundable fee for this payment plan option.
For details about the payment plan (including target dates to enroll in the Payment Plan) or if you have any questions, please visit our Payment Plan FAQ.
Pay at the Cashier's Office -
Students have five (5) days from the time of their most recent registration activity to pay through the Cashier's Office or to place check payments in the Cashier Drop Box. Students can pay in person with cash, check, or credit card. Mailed checks must be received within five (5) days of registration. Checks may bemailed to Ohlone College Cashier's Office, 43600 Mission Boulevard, Fremont CA 94539. The Newark campus cannot accept payment for classes.
Students who feel they have extenuating financial circumstances and cannot meet any of the above payment options within the five (5) calendar days of their registration need to contact the Counseling Department at (510) 659-6110 or Online Counseling to discuss your situation with a counselor.
See also Financial Aid.
The Ohlone Community College District may through its officers withhold transcripts, diplomas, and registration privileges, or any combination thereof, from any student who has been provided with written notice (via letter or email) that the student has failed to pay a proper financial obligation due to the District. Any item or items withheld shall be released when the student satisfactorily meets the financial obligation. This policy is authorized by the California Code of Regulations Section 72237.
Students who do not pay fees or fines or who pay by check or credit card with insufficient funds are subject to an additional 33.3% collection fee based on the financial obligation due. Unpaid financial obligations including the collection service fee may be referred to the State of California for deduction of debt from individual tax refunds. This process includes but is not limited to unpaid library fines; enrollment and class related fees; unpaid short-term loans; and unpaid restitution costs.