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Fees and Expenses

Allan Hancock College Board Policy (BP 5030)

Fees are payable at the time of registration. For additional questions regarding fees, contact the District Cashier office at cashiering@hancockcollege.edu or call 1-805-922-6966 ext. 3270.

Schedule of Classes

Complete information about classes offered and registration procedures is available online at www.hancockcollege.edu. Visit Class Search on the home page to view the most current class schedule. For registration procedures and other services and requirements, click Important Information. Printed class schedules are also made available at all college locations and local public libraries free of charge, while supplies last.

Enrollment and Nonresident Tuition Fees

  • $46 Enrollment Fee - per unit  

Nonresident tuition for non-California residents

  • $216 per unit ($264 per unit effective fall 2019) - plus $46 per unit enrollment fee.
  • Payment plans available for non-resident tuition fees ($216 per unit) 

(Fees above may increase each year due to state legislation and Board action.)

Health Fee

  • $20- Fall and Spring semester
  • $17- Summer Semester and Winter intersession 

Health fees are charged to all students. All health fees collected are used exclusively to provide health services. The health fee covers the following benefits:

  • student accident insurance
  • free health consultation by the college nurse
  • mental health counseling
  • substance abuse prevention 

HEALTH FEE EXEMPTIONS  

(Education Code Section 76355)
You are exempt from paying the health fee if you fall into any of the following categories:

  • You depend exclusively upon prayer for healing in accordance with the teachings of a bona fide religious sect, denomination, or organization, provided that you present documentary evidence of such affiliation. 
  • You are a student who is attending Allan Hancock College under an approved apprenticeship program.
    (Board Policy 6300)
  • You are a continuing EOPS student as of fall 2016.
  • You are a prisoner of the Lompoc Federal Corrections Institute (FCI)
  • You are a resident of the Atascadero State Hospital

Materials Fee

A materials fee may be required for certain courses listed in the class schedule. See individual course listings in the current class schedule for this information. 

Student ID Cards 

  • $2       Photo ID card
  • Free    Non-Photo ID card   

Students may purchase a photo ID card by paying a $2 fee at the time of registration, or any time during the semester from the Cashiering office.

An Allan Hancock College ID card is required to access the following areas:

  • Computer Resources Centers
  • Language Lab
  • Library Services
  • Math Center
  • Open Access Computer Labs
  • Physical Fitness Lab 
  • Writing Center 

In addition to the privileges listed above, students may use the photo ID card to purchase tickets at a discount for performances of the Pacific Conservatory Theatre (PCPA) and receive free admission to all AHC home athletic events.  There is a $2 fee for replacement of a lost photo ID card.  

A basic ID card, without a photo and at no cost to the student, may be obtained at the time of registration, or any time during the semester, at the Admissions and Records office, Community Education office, or the administrative office at the Lompoc Valley Center during regular office hours.

Student Center Fee

  • $1 per unit, up to a maximum of $10 per academic year for classes held at the Santa Maria campus.  Summer session through spring semester.

Each student enrolled in one or more classes at the Santa Maria and South campuses is required to pay a Student Center fee.

The fee was established by students to help fund the remodel and operation of the Student Center. Students are not required to pay a fee for classes taken at the Lompoc Valley, Vandenberg AFB or Santa Ynez Valley centers, or for classes at other off- campus locations. For adds/drops, lateral changes or academic skill level changes, for the same number of units at the same campus location, students will not incur an additional Student Center fee.

Students are also exempt from paying the Student Center fee if they are a recipient of benefits under the Aid to Families with Dependent Children program, Supplemental Security Income/State Supplemental Program, General Assistance Program or a recipient of the California College Promise Grant.

Eligibility for these exemptions must be verified through the Financial Aid office.

Student Representation Fee

  • $1 per semester (Optional)

The Student Representation Fee of $1 provides support for student representatives to lobby for legislation such as bills to keep enrollment fees at the lowest possible level. However, students may, for religious, political, financial or moral reasons, refuse to pay the Student Representation Fee by selecting the “opt out” box online during their registration process. They may also go to the Santa Maria campus Cashier office in building A, or the administration office at the Lompoc Valley, Santa Ynez Valley or Vandenberg AFB centers, and fill out a waiver request form.

Intercollegiate Athletics Equipment Fees

Students who are in Physical Education courses or athletic programs will be assessed fees for not returning any issued equipment or uniforms. Holds will be place on student accounts.

Parking Fees

Four-wheel and two-wheel motor vehicles.

  • $20 - Fall & Spring semesters
  • $10 - Summer sessions 

Permits are needed for campus parking 8 a.m. to 10 p.m, Monday - Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m, Friday. 
(Santa Maria campus and the Lompoc Valley Center only). 

For more information click on the following link: Parking Permit Regulations

One-day permit $2 

Daily parking permits are valid for one calendar day and may be purchased from one of the vending machines located near the parking lots at the Santa Maria campus and Lompoc Valley campus. Cash, coin, and credit/debit cards are accepted. For cash, exact change is required. No change or refunds are given. 
 
There is no parking fee on the south side of the Columbia Business Center (CBC), at the Workforce Resource Center (WRC), or at the Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) and Santa Ynez Valley centers. A special no-charge permit is required by the Air Force for entry onto the base. For classes held at the Vandenberg AFB Center, students must go to  the Visitor Center at the main gate prior to entering. You must bring your class schedule, current drivers license, and proof of your vehicle insurance.

Parking fees are collected for the maintenance and improvement of the parking lots and for the control of traffic. Such fees apply to all student and staff vehicles parked on the Santa Maria main campus and at the Lompoc Valley Center. Parking permits may be purchased three weeks prior to the first day of instruction through the myHancock portal.

For further information about traffic and parking regulations, students should refer to the Allan Hancock College Police Department website, District Police Department or contact the police department at the Santa Maria campus at 1-805-922-6966 ext. 3652, or the Lompoc Valley Center at 1-805-922-6966 ext. 5652.

Waivers/Exemptions

Waivers/exemptions to the above listed fees may be granted under unusual circumstances. Information concerning exceptions to fees or tuition is available at the Cashiering Services and Financial Aid offices.

Textbooks

All students provide their own textbooks. The cost varies according to the degrees/certificates. Please go to the Financial Aid Cost of Attendance website for more information. Supplementary materials for some courses are sold through the bookstore.

Laboratory Breakage

All students enrolled in lab shop courses are required to replace items broken or lost.

Fines

Fines are assessed for lost library materials and for loss or damage to college or associated student body equipment.

Minimum Expenses

In addition to the above, minimum expenses per semester include transportation, medical expenses, clothing, incidentals, meals, and accommodations.  There are no college dormitories. Please refer to the Financial Aid Cost of Attendance website for Campus Based Budget information.

Obligation for Payment

Tuition of all students, including those whose tuition payments have been deferred, becomes an obligation to the college.

Failure to make payments of tuition, fees or other amounts owed the college when they fall due is considered sufficient cause to:

  1. Bar students from enrolling in additional classes or dropping current enrollment and registering in subsequent terms/semesters
  2. Withhold diploma, certificate or transcript of records and/or
  3. Drop students from their existing program if classes have not yet started.

Additional Fees

Information concerning any additional fees which may be mandated will be published widely in the local media prior to registration dates.