Fees and Refund Policy

Important Fee Information

When you register for courses payment is due by midngiht of the day you register or you may be dropped from your classes. If you are unable to pay enrollment fees in full you may qualify to set up a payment plan.**

Payments may be made:

  • In person at the Business Office, Admissions & Records, or at any Extended Education Campus.
  • Online via MyShasta using Mastercard, Visa, Discover, or American Express.
** Payment plans can be created on My Shasta by clicking on "Nelnet Payment Plans" beneath the "Financial Information" heading. a $25 processing fee will be applied, and a 50% down payment is required to establish a new payment plan. If you have enough pending/awarded financial aid to cover your fees, you are not required to establish a new payment plan. 

Note: See important information concerning the California College Promise Grant​ that may help with fees.

2018-19 Fees
​Registration Fee
$46.00 per semester unit for all students
Student Representation Fee (optional)
$2.00 per semester
Student Health Fee
$20.00 per fall/spring semester 
$16.00 for Summer Semester
Student Event & Activities ID card Fee (optional)
$10.00 per semester
​Campus Center Fee
$20.50 per fall/spring semester
$16.50 for Summer
$30.00 per fall/spring semester
$15 per summer semester
or $2.00 per day
Oregon Reciprocity Fee
$73.00 per semester unit
​​Baccalaureate Program
$130.00 per semester unit
Out of State Resident (OSR) Registration Fee
$280.00 per semester unit
($234/unit OSR + $46/unit)
(The Health Fee may be refunded to students who depend exclusively upon prayer for healing in accordance with the teachings of a bona fide religious sect, denomination, or organization or for students who are attending a community college under an approved apprenticeship training program. See the Dean of Enrollment Services for details.) 

*ALL FEES SUBJECT TO CHANGE BY THE STATE LEGISLATURE. If the State Legislature enacts a fee increase retroactively, students will be billed for the difference. KEEP YOUR ADDRESS CURRENT. 

Nonresident Tuition Fee Exemption​
​​ ​Education Code Section 68075.6 grants an immediate nonresident tuition fee exemption to eligible Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) holders and refugee students who settled in California upon entering the United States. This exemption is granted for one year from the date the student settled in California upon entering the United States.
This exemption applies to the following 
Iraqi citizens or nationals (and their spouses and children) who were employed by or on behalf of the United States Government in Iraq.
(​Pub.L. No.110-181, s1244)
Afghan and Iraqi translators (and their spouses and children) who worked directly with the United States Armed Forces. (Pub.L. No.109-163, s1059)
Afghanistan Nationals who were employed by or on behalf of the U.S. Government or in the International Secuirity Assistance Forces (ISAF) in Afghanistan (Pub.L. No.111-8, s602)
Refugee Students admitted to the United states under Section 1157 of Title 8 of the United States Code

Refund Policy Information 

Full Term = 18 week course
Full Term Class Refund-Withdrawal Dates:  


 Date Range: 

100% Refund Issued if Withdrawal is ON or BEFORE: 

2018 Fall 

Aug 20, 2018 -- Dec 21, 2018

August 31, 2018

  2019 Spring 

 Jan 22, 2019 -- May 24​, 2019 

February 1, 2019

      2019 Summer 

June 11, 2019 -- July 26, 2019 

See Short Term Class Refund-Withdrawal Policy 


Short Term = less than or equal to 17 weeks
Short Term Class Refund-Withdrawal Policy:  

Number of Class Meetings:​ 

10% Point  
(Rounded Down): 

100% Refund Issued if Withdrawal Is ON or BEFORE: 


0.9 = 0 

 Day before 1st day of class 


1.9 = 1 

  1st day of class 


2.9 = 2 

  2nd day of class 


3.9 = 3 

  3rd day of class 


4.9 = 4 

  4th day of class 


5.9 = 5 

  5th day of class 


6.9 = 6 

  6th day of class 

 Note: If the class has a TBA, no schedule assigned or is an online class, the meeting classes are counted every day (M-F) from start date to end date, excluding weekends and holidays to determine the number of class meetings. If you have any questions regarding this, please call the number below.

Refunds for Non-Resident Tuition  


Non-Resident Refunds
Prior to and during first week of instruction​ 100% 
During second week of class instruction  75%
During third week of class instruction 50%
During fourth week of class instruction 25%
After fourth week of class meetings:  NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN 

*Non -Resident tuition refunds for classes less than a full-term length will be prorated according to the above schedule.

Refund payment methods

  • ​If you have paid with a credit card, the refund will be issued back to that card if the refund is processed within 90 days of when payment was made. If it is over 90 days or the payment was made with cash, your refund will be mailed as a check. It is important to make sure that your address is up-to-date in our system to ensure that you receive your refund.
  • Typically refunds are issued every other week, except 1 week before a full term semester and will start back up 2 weeks after school starts. During this time if you have dropped all of your courses and do not plan on attending please call (530) 242-7666 with any questions regarding refunds.

Important Note:  You may be dropped for non-payment; however, it is ultimately the student’s responsibility to be aware of the refund dates and adhere to the drop deadlines in order to receive a full refund or to not owe registration fees.

 ***Shasta College reserves the right to change fees and related refund policy without notice.***​​​​