Fees are due at time of registration.
Enrollment Fee: $31 per unit. (Effective Summer 2012)
Learn more about the financial aid resources offered by Foothill College.
Basic Fees:$50.00-$52.00 (Effective Winter 2014)
* VTA Clipper Card is $5 for full-time students who are enrolled in 12 or more units; $4 for part-time students who are enrolled in 6 units up to 11.5 units, and $3 for the students who are enrolled in less than 6 units . Students with a Clipper Card enjoy unlimited rides on all VTA buses and light rail for the duration of each quarter with a valid term sticker.
Student ID Card Fee
This fee supports many services, activities, and discounts, such as free dental services, recreation room and movie tickets. Learn more about the OwlCard at the Student Activities Office.
Note: Student parking permits are not required at the Middlefield Campus.
A parking permit is required at all times at the Foothill College main campus. When properly displayed, a permit authorizes you to park in any student lot. Failure to properly display a parking permit, except in 30-minute parking spaces, will result in a citation.
Foothill College and De Anza College parking permits are valid at both campuses. A permit is not required at the Foothill Middlefield campus in Palo Alto.
There are three types of parking permit decals: annual, quarterly and day-use.
Purchase a day-use permit for $3 (beginning Winter 2012) from vending machines in student parking lots. Machines accept $1 bills, and nickel, dime and quarter coins only. The day-use permit is valid on the date of purchase only. Before purchasing a daily permit, always find a legal parking space first. Park in marked spaces only!
When you register for classes online, you may buy a parking permit in MyPortal. If you use this method, you may print a short-term temporary permit that must be replaced by the permanent decal permit that will be mailed to the address you specify. You will be charged a service fee when you select the immediate permit option. If you are not an enrolled student at Foothill or De Anza college, you will not be able to login to MyPortal to buy a parking permit. However, you can buy a permit from the permit vendor.Annual Auto Permits (Non-refundable)
The above regulations apply 365 days a year unless otherwise noted. Illegally parked vehicles can be cited and/or towed, even if class is not in session. Overnight parking is not allowed. Read all signs and road markings carefully. Be sure to park only in a marked space, clearly display your permit, and lock your vehicle.
Section 23113A of the California Vehicle Code grants the authority for the Foothill-De Anza College Police Department to enforce all Vehicle Code violations on the parking lots and roadways within the Foothill-De Anza Community College District property. In addition, the District may adopt its own regulations to provide adequate parking and the safe movement of pedestrians and vehicles.
On-campus parking, traffic and police matters are conducted by the Foothill-De Anza District Police Department. The complete list of college parking and traffic regulations is posted in the Admissions Office in Room 8101 and FHDA District Police Department in Room 2103. For more information, call (650) 949-7313.Non-Resident Tuition
You May Be Dropped for Non-Payment
Payment in full is due when you register, and when you add subsequent classes. You may be dropped from your classes if you do not to submit payment in full. For convenience, the college offers payment installment plan. To be eligible for the installment plan, you must not owe any fees from previous quarters at either Foothill or De Anza colleges, and you must apply for the installment plan in person at the Foothill College Admissions & Records Office.
You May Be Dropped for Fees-Due Balances of $100 or More: If your fees-due balance is $100 or more at either Foothill or De Anza colleges, and you have made no payment, you will be dropped from your classes for non-payment.
You Are Responsible for Dropping Your Classes: If you choose not to attend your class(es), you are responsible for initiating the official drop process, and notifying your instructor(s) and the Admissions & Records Office (Room 8101). Failure to officially drop classes will result in assessed enrollment fees for which you are financial responsible as well as failing grades on your college transcript.
Calculation & Payment of Fees
Use the Fee Calculator to determine your fees. All fees are due and payable when you register.
Deadline to drop a 12-week quarter-length class and qualify for a refund normally falls within the first 2 weeks of the term however, drop deadlines vary per course. To verify exact drop deadlines, access your MyPortal account and click on View Your Class Schedule. Refunds must be requested between the third and sixth week for fall, winter, Spring and between the second and third weeks of summer. Refunds are not automatic; the completed Refund requests form can be submitted in person, by fax or mail.
Credit card refunds can be processed immediately at the Admissions & Records Office located in bldg. 8101. Credit card refunds must be refunded to the credit card used to pay. Be sure to bring the credit card that was used to pay, and a picture ID. You do not need to complete the refund request form for immediate refunds. Immediate refunds apply only to credit cards and cannot be processed on a Financial Aid Higher One card.
Students enrolled in courses at both Foothill and De Anza for the same quarter only have to pay the basic fees at the first school they enrolled in for that quarter. It is the student's responsibility to request that the basic fees be removed prior to making payment at the second school. To request basic fees removed you can email the cashier or call the Cashier's Office at (650) 949-7644.
A community college district shall not refund any enrollment fee paid by a student for program changes made after the first two weeks of instruction for a primary term-length course, or after the 10 percent point of length of the course for a short-term course, unless the program changes are a result of action by the district to cancel or reschedule a class or to drop a student pursuant to Section 58106(g) where the student fails to meet a prerequisite. A student can request a refund for quarter-length class(es) that are dropped by the deadline. In most cases the drop deadline is the 2nd Friday of quarter or 1st Friday during summer session. However, these dates vary by course and term. Exact dates per class are posted in the student portal.
No enrollment fee refunds will be made for classes dropped after the deadlines specified on the academic calendar. The first $10 of an enrollment fee refund will be retained by the college to help offset costs incurred in the refund process.
Refund of Service Fees
If you decide not to attend the class or classes in which you are registered, you are responsible for officially dropping the classes as soon as possible.
To drop your classes, see How to Drop a Class.
Refunds for Summer session (quarter-length classes only):
Classes meeting one time only: 100 percent for classes dropped before the date of the class meeting. No refund for drops the date of the class meeting or later.
Note: The forfeiture date on all unclaimed refunds is the 21st day of the summer session and the 42nd day of the Fall, Winter and Spring Quarters.Special Notes
FEES FOR PARKING AND A STUDENT BODY CARD ARE REFUNDABLE ONLY DURING THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF QUARTER (AND ONLY IN THE FIRST WEEK OF SUMMER SESSION). STUDENTS MUST RETURN THE DECAL TO THE CASHIER'S OFFICE. YOU MUST DROP ALL COURSES BY THE DROP FOR REFUND DEADLINE.
All fees are subject to change without notice. You are responsible for paying your fees when you register for courses. Be aware that if you do not submit payment in full when you register, you may be dropped from your classes for non-payment.