Types of Fees

Students who are classified as California residents as defined in the California State Education Code will be charged an Enrollment Fee, Health Fee and Student Representation Fee. An optional student body fee also will be assessed. In accordance with California law, the Enrollment Fee may be waived for California residents who demonstrate financial need and qualify for a Board of Governors Enrollment Fee Waiver (BOGFW). Contact the College Financial Aid Office for additional information.

Students who are classified as non-residents will be charged a Tuition Fee in addition to the Enrollment Fee, Health Fee, and Student Representation Fee. F-1 visa international students are subject to a health insurance requirement. Contact the International Student Office for details.

Fees are due and payable at the time of registration. If you need assistance in paying your fees, you are encouraged to enroll in an inexpensive payment plan via WebSMART, apply for financial aid (www.fafsa.gov) at least five business days prior to registering for your classes, or complete the Board of Governors Fee Waiver via WebSMART to prevent being dropped from classes. If you still need financial assistance after exhausting all options listed above, please contact the Vice President of Student Services.

Fees may be paid with cash, check, money order, Discover, Mastercard or Visa through WebSMART or at the Cashier's Office, Building 9, 1st Floor. Fee waivers (BOGW) are available to those who qualify financially.

Fees paid by personal check will require 30 days for bank clearance before refunds can be processed.
After you have registered and paid for classes, you are officially enrolled at Cañada College.


The Spring 2023 Semester is Free at Cañada College!

Cañada College will waive enrollment fees for students who reside in San Mateo County (some exceptions apply, see our Free College FAQ). 

Please Note: There are no minimum or maximum units required to qualify for the Free College enrollment fee waiver. If you qualify, the Free College enrollment fee waiver will be automatically applied on WebSMART when registering for your courses. The Free College enrollment fee waiver may not cover all additional college fees. To avoid a Drop for Non-Payment, please check your WebSMART for any outstanding balances. 

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