El Camino College has a strong commitment to ensuring accessibility to all of its programs and services to all students who are capable of benefiting from such programs and services. A limited number of related services, which the student uses, shall be supported by fees charged to students to assist in defraying the costs of providing these services.
The mandatory general course enrollment fee will be collected at the time of registration. Students who fail to pay this required fee at the time of registration may subsequently be dropped from all classes. Students who are not dropped from courses for non-payment are still liable for all fees unless the student drops the courses by the refund deadline (see Refund section at right). It is the student’s responsibility to pay all fees or to drop themselves from their courses by the deadline dates. All fees, including any optional fees, such as a Parking Permit, Student Representation Fee, or the Student Activities fee (ASO Sticker) that may have been requested at the time of registration must be paid by the deadline.
Students on a waitlist for a class must check their El Camino College email DAILY to find out if they have been admitted to the class. If students are admitted to a class from the waitlist, they must pay those class fees on or before the next scheduled deadline period or they will be dropped from all classes, including those already paid for.
It is the student’s responsibility to keep informed of his or her waitlist status and to pay any fees due by the scheduled deadlines.
Grades, transcripts and diplomas will be withheld and future registration restricted for any student who has any outstanding fees. The enrollment fee is $46 for each unit of credit (subject to change).
El Camino College is part of the system of public higher education of the State of California. The information in this section may be subject to change as a result of new state legislation or requirements of the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office after the publication date of this catalog.
The enrollment fee requirement shall not apply to students enrolled in the non-credit courses specified in Education Code Section 84711.
A student who is in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program, the Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Program (SSI/SSP), or the General Assistance Program in the Financial Aid Office must apply for the Enrollment Fee Financial Assistance programs prior to the close of the term in the Financial Aid Office. If any additional documentation is required, it must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office and completed prior to the close of the school term. (Board Policy 5030.2.)
All students interested in applying for financial aid or receiving financial aid need to refer to the financial aid and scholarship section of this catalog.
Refund of Enrollment/Parking Fees
To receive a refund, students must drop their classes through the online system, MyECC, according to dates published in the schedule of classes and listed on fee receipts.
Classes that meet fewer than 15 weeks must be dropped by the end of the first full week of classes. Refer to the deadline dates on the fee receipt and in the Schedule of Classes.
To receive a refund for a parking permit, students must return the permit to the Cashier’s Office within the time period specified in the class schedule. Refund checks will be mailed by the midpoint of the semester.
If a mailing address has changed, please update the change in the Admissions Office.
A refund fee not to exceed $10 may be charged for enrollment refunds.
Fee Payment Methods
Fees may be paid by cash, money orders or personal checks drawn on United States banks only. VISA, Discover and MasterCard credit cards will be honored. Checks returned by a student’s bank for any reason will result in (1) suspension from enrollment, (2) denial of subsequent registration, and (3) detention of transcript until financial obligation has been satisfied. A service charge of $20 will be assessed on any returned check.
Health Services Fee
In accordance with the California Education Code, Section 72246, students pay $21 each semester (and $18 per summer term) to cover the operation, supervision, programs and services of the Student Health Center. Students must be enrolled and currently attending at least one for-credit course to access the services provided by Student Health Services. There are exceptions under these conditions:
- Students receiving financial aid pursuant to Section 72252.1.
- Low-income students who meet the Board of Governors Grant criteria (pursuant to Section 72252) as demonstrated by appropriate support documentation of eligibility; SSI eligibility; or GA eligibility; Veterans Affairs Dependent Fee Waiver Certification; Agency Certification or Income Tax form as they relate to qualifying income levels; or a combination of these and unmet student need as determined by the Financial Aid Office.
- Students who depend exclusively upon prayer for healing in accordance with the teachings of a bona fide religious sect, denomination or organization.
Exemptions: Students enrolled in non-credit classes only or worksite classes, high school students, or students enrolled in contract classes will not be required to pay the Health Services Fee.
Refund: Students who withdraw from all courses prior to the close of the second week of the term will be eligible for a refund of the Health Services Fee.
In addition to the general student fees, an out- of-state United States citizen or citizen of another country is charged a non-resident fee of $276 for every credit unit and a $20 fee for non-resident capital outlay (subject to annual change each fall semester). A resident is defined as a citizen of the United States or a person who holds a status which allows him/her to establish residency in the United States, and can provide evidence of physical presence in the state of California for at least one year prior to the residency determination date, and evidence of intention to make California his/ her permanent home. Dates on any documentary evidence should correspond to dates of physical presence in California. A non-resident is a person who does not meet the residency requirements of the state of California or who is a citizen of a foreign country and holds only temporary status in the United States. El Camino College maintains a list of exceptions to the non-resident fee requirement. Such a list will be issued by the Admissions Office to each student who is classified as a non-resident.
Consideration is given to appropriate evidence submitted by the student to substantiate a change in this classification. Possible changes could go to students in the active United States military services or to those who are dependents of an active member of the United States military.
El Camino College requires a $50 (subject to change) application processing fee for out-of-country applicants.
The application fee must be paid by check or money order drawn on a United States bank or by cash. Checks drawn on out-of-country banks will not be honored.
Non-Resident Tuition Fee Refund
Students will receive a full or partial refund for non-resident tuition if they drop their classes through the online system on the web according to the following schedule.
There will be no refunds after the posted dates or attendance-deadlines to be eligible for a refund unless any of the following occur; the student must drop a class due to cancellation or rescheduling by the college, the student is dropped for failure to meet a prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s) or the student is active or reserve U.S. Military personnel who withdraws due to military orders.
Refunds for the summer or winter sessions and for short-term courses of 16 weeks or less will be granted if classes are dropped according to the following schedule:
- During the first calendar week of the term, 100 percent of the fee will be refunded.
- During the second calendar week of the term, 50 percent of the fee will be refunded.
Anyone wishing to park on campus will pay a parking fee each semester in accordance with Education Code Section 72247. This fee is $35 per semester for automobiles. The parking fee for motorcycles is $20 per semester. The parking fee for the summer term is $20 for automobiles or motorcycles. Students who are awarded a Board of Governor’s fee Waiver (BOGW) pay $20 a semester for a parking permit. Visitors must also pay a $3 parking fee by purchasing a daily parking permit, available from permit machines located in the parking lots. Traffic and parking regulations are posted throughout campus. ECC Police will issue citations to violators of these regulations. Parking violations are a minimum of $40.
Students/visitors with disabilities who have been issued a DMV Disabled Person (DP) placard may park in any designated disabled person-parking stall. Disabled persons may park in faculty/staff/ student space and MUST DISPLAY the DMV disabled person placard/plates AND a valid El Camino College semester or daily parking permit when parked. Failure to display the DP placard and a valid El Camino College or Compton College permit (when parked in faculty/staff/student space) will result in the issuance of a citation. See California Code of Regulations - Title 5, Section 54100, Ed Code 67301(a). Temporary medical parking arrangements can be made at ECC Police/Parking Services.
Red and white lettered marked stalls are made available to El Camino Community College District directors, deans, and other management personnel for a fee through the Business Manager’s Office. Although located in general staff lots, they are for the exclusive use of the individuals paying the fees. All others occupying these stalls are subject to citation.
Student Representation Fee (SRF)
The Student Representation Fee is mandated by State Law (Assembly Bill 1504). The Student Representation Fee supports both the El Camino College Associated Students Organization (ASO) and Student Senate for California Community Colleges (SSCCC) to advocate for California community college students. Both organizations provide students the opportunity to take an active role in higher education advocacy and policy development.
The $2 Student Representation Fee is an optional fee collected every term (fall, winter, spring, and summer) for each enrolled student and established by CA Education Code: 76060.5. $1 will go to the ASO student government to fund advocacy efforts for student leaders and student representatives to state their positions and viewpoints on behalf of El Camino College students before city, county, district, state, and federal government, as well as other public agencies. $1 will be expended to establish and support the operations of a statewide community college student organization.
A student may decline the Student Representation Fee when enrolling for classes. If the student does not decline during enrollment, the Student Representation Fee will be assessed and collected. The Student Representation Fee is non-refundable after the add/drop deadline.
Transcript of El Camino College Record
A transcript of the student’s academic record at El Camino College will be furnished upon request by the student only, online at www.elcamino.edu/admissions/transcripts.asp. Academic transcripts and documents from other colleges must be requested from those colleges. The first two El Camino College transcripts are free.