Fees and Financial Aid

Santa Barbara City College is committed to making college attainable for your student. We offer several types of financial aid which are funded through federal, state and local agencies and the college itself.
In today's uncertain economy, we recommend that you apply for financial aid even if you don't anticipate the need for assistance.

The first step is to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/

You can listen and learn more about Financial Aid at Financial Aid TV and explore the range of scholarships, grants, and low-interest loans available at the Financial Aid Office.

All students, resident and non-residents must pay an enrollment fee of $46.00 per unit with no maximum amount. If you are a California resident and you need help paying the enrollment fee, you may qualify for the Board of Governors Grant Waiver (BOGW). Apply in the Financial Aid Office (SS-210) before enrolling classes.


Enrollment Fee (All Students) $46 / unit
Out of State Tuition $261 / unit
International Tuition $261 / unit
Health Fee $19
Student Activity Sticker (Optional)
$10 Fall and Spring / $5 Spring Only
Student Representation Fee $1 For exemptions, go to www.sbcc.edu/fees
Parking Fee (Optional)
Online Order $33.40 day and evening / $18.40 evening only /
$23.40 BOGW day and evening
Special Fees
Some courses have Special Fees; see Class Schedule
Transportation Fee
6 or more units $31
less than 6  units $30


  1. All fees are subject to change without notice.
    Purchase of a parking permit cannot guarantee a parking spot.
  2. Exemption from nonresident tuition is available to certain nonresident students who attended high school in California for at least three years and received a California high school diploma or its equivalent (AB 540). Contact the Office of Admissions & Records for more information.

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