Admissions & Records

Admissions & Records: Student Expenses and Fees

Enrollment Fees & Refund Policy

Enrollment Fee

Beginning with the fall 1984 semester, all California Community Colleges began collecting the "California Community College Enrollment Fee" approved by the State Legislature and the Governor. Under the new fee program, designed to partially defray the cost of education and instruction materials, students are required to pay an enrollment fee of $46 per unit, per semester.

Refund of Enrollment Fees

Fees will be refunded for full-term classes dropped during the first two weeks of instruction for the fall and spring semesters. For short-term classes, the refund period is shorter. No refunds will be made for full-term length classes after the end of the second week of instruction.

Intersession and Summer refunds are only issued for drops during the first week. Refunds are issued 6-8 week after the beginning of the semester. NO CASH refunds will be given at the window.

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Non-Resident Tuition & Refund Policy

Nonresident Tuition

Tuition will be charged to students who qualify as nonresidents including out-of-state students and international students. Beginning summer 2013, the tuition rate is $190 per semester unit, payable at the time of registration. Nonresidents are also required to pay the $46 enrollment fee for a total of $236 per semester unit. The tuition rate is recalculated each year based on cost per student and is therefore subject to change. Additional information regarding residency requirements may be obtained from the Admissions and Records Office.

Refund of Nonresident Tuition

Refund of the Nonresident Tuition fee can be made only when the student negotiates a total withdrawal from the College. Refunds are not available for a reduction of program. The request for refund must be submitted in writing and accompanied by the registration receipt. Refund of the basic tuition fee will be made according to the following schedule:

Regular Semesters

1st week of instruction 90% of the original fee paid
2nd week of instruction 75% of the original fee paid
3rd week of instruction 50% of the original fee paid
4th week of instruction 25% of the original fee paid

Summer Sessions

1st week of instruction 90% of the original fee paid
2nd week of instruction 50% of the original fee paid
3rd week of instruction 25% of the original fee paid

For the purpose of this section, the first week of instruction is the first week of the term, semester, or session. No refunds shall be made for withdrawal unless the written request for refund is date-stamped by the Registration Office. The request must be postmarked before midnight of Friday of the third week following that in which instruction begins for regular semesters or academic quarters, or the second week following that in which the instruction begins for summer sessions and sessions less than academic quarters. Refunds shall not exceed the amount of tuition paid and will be processed only when accompanied by the receipt issued at the time of payment.

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Instructional Materials & Refund Policy

Instructional Materials Fees

Materials Fees will be charged to students in certain credit and non-credit courses when such materials are necessary to achieve the required objectives of a course and will be of continuing value to the student outside of the classroom. The instructional materials fee must be paid at the same time as enrollment.

Refund of Instructional Materials Fees

These fees will be refunded for classes dropped during the first two weeks of instruction. No refunds will be made after the second week of instruction.

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Parking Fee & Refund Policy

Parking Fee

A parking permit is required to park a vehicle anywhere on campus. A semester permit can be purchased for $15 or a permit can be purchased in combination with the Associated Student Organization card for a total of $20. Parking permits for the summer session are $7.50. In lieu of a semester permit, students may purchase daily permits from vending machines located in each parking lot. These permits are 50 cents and are good only on the day they are purchased. Parking without a permit or with a permit improperly displayed may result in a $33.00 parking citation.

Parking Fee Refunds

Only a student who withdraws from all courses may request a refund for a parking permit. Students who want a refund must:

  1. Return permit to Cashier’s Office during the first two weeks for regular semesters and the first week during summer sessions.
  2. Students must fill out a parking permit refund request.

All refunds will be mailed to address on file. There will be no cash refunds.

Students who purchase a parking permit at the cashier office need to confirm receipt of parking permit before leaving the counter. Lost, stolen, or misplaced permits will not be replaced. Parking permits, after purchase, are solely the responsibility of the student.

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Student Representative Fee & Refund Policy

Student Representation Fee

The Student Representation Fee of $1 per semester will provide for the support of governmental affairs representatives who may be stating their positions and viewpoints regarding community colleges and related issues before city, county and district government and before offices and agencies of the state and federal government.

Refund of Student Representation Fee

Students may, for religious, political, financial, or moral reasons, request a refund of the Student Representation Fee by completing the Student Representation Form which is available in the Office of Student Development.

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Student Health Services & Insurance Plans

All students are covered under a student accident insurance policy (secondary coverage) while they are on campus or on a school sponsored trip. In addition, students currently enrolled at Antelope Valley College are eligible to receive minor medical treatment. Examples of minor medical problems that are covered: coughs, colds, mild vomiting, fever, mild diarrhea, sore throats, sinus infections, minor ear aches and rashes. Examples of services that are not covered and you will have to pay for: diagnostic tests such as laboratory or radiology, more complicated treatment such as suturing, casting, physical or respiratory therapy and medication. You may receive treatments in the clinic for up to three visits per semester. You will be responsible for full charges after your third visit.

If you need minor medical treatment, call the Office of Business Services, 661.722.6300, extension 6302, for location of approved medical facility.

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Estimated College Expenses Including Housing

Housing Expenses

Antelope Valley College does not maintain on-campus housing. Costs in the community vary greatly with apartment rentals ranging from $800 to $1200 monthly.

Estimated College Expenses

The following are estimated costs of college attendance for a nine-month academic year. These figures include costs of enrollment fee, books and supplies, food and housing, miscellaneous personal expenses, and transportation. The costs range from $4617 to $7374.

Student living at home: $4617

Student living away from home: $7374

Add $175 per semester unit for tuition if you are not a California resident.

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