Fees and Tuition

Enrollment Fees

As approved by the state legislature, all registering students will be required to pay $46.00 per unit community college enrollment fees; subject to change. The chart on this page is an example only and does not cover all possible combinations. Please be aware, the fees shown below are subject to change.

California College Promise Grant (CCPG) Students

Formerly BOGW

  • CCPG students are required to pay all Basic Fees (Campus Center, Health Services, Web Registration and Associated Student Services).
  • CCPG students do not pay Enrollment Fees ($46.00 per unit).

Resident/Nonresident Tuition

In addition to basic fees and enrollment fees, nonresidents of California and Foreign students are required to pay tuition of $258.00 plus the CA Resident Enrollment Fee of $46.00, per semester unit.

California Residents

California Residents are U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents, or students on a qualifying visa (at least one year and one day). In addition, students must have resided in the state for at least one year and one day before the beginning of the applicable semester, and have proven clear intent to become California residents. See the Residency Reclassification Application for more information.

Nonresident Students

Nonresident students are those who have not resided in the state of California long enough to meet the California residency requirements, international students, and aliens whose status or length of residence has prevented them from meeting the residency requirement.


Basic Fees

Health Service Fee

This $20.00 fee supports Student Health Services, which provides care for on-campus injuries, & illness, a self-help medication center, health education, health assessment, advice, information/referral, and personal counseling.

  • If a student is enrolled at both Mission College and West Valley College, the health fee need only be paid at one of the two. A valid receipt showing proof of payment at Mission will allow West Valley to waive the fee. Students that rely on the power of prayer are exempt from fees and should see Admissions Director.
  • This fee is required of all students, including high school students.

Web Registration Fee

There is a one time (each semester) $3.00 charge for the use of the web registration system.

Associated Student Government (ASG) Fee

This (optional) membership fee supports a wide range of student services, activities, and programs. All students enrolled are automatically assessed a membership fee of $4.00. To obtain a complete listing of the benefits available through ASG membership, please visit the Student Activities Office in the Campus Center.

Campus Center Fee

This fee ($15.00) is required of all students taking classes that meet on the West Valley College campus, including television and off-campus courses. The WVC Campus Center Fee provides support for the Campus Center, which includes the Student Activities Office, Student Government, Student Art Gallery, Viking Bookstore, Food Service, District Police, Information Counter, off-campus housing board, meeting rooms, lounges, arcade, and building rental spaces. This fee also provides support for multi-cultural and educational events and activities, as well as college-wide special events. In addition to these programs and services, the fee also supports recycling. Students that live outside of Santa Clara County and only take on line courses can request exemption at the end of each semester.


Example of Enrollment Fees for California Resident for Fall and Spring

Number of Units * Enrollment Fees Basic Fees Total Fees
1 $46.00 $42.00 $88.00
3 $138.00 $42.00 $180.00
6 $276.00 $42.00 $318.00
9 $414.00 $42.00 $456.00
12 $552.00 $42.00 $594.00
15 $690.00 $42.00 $732.00

* Required of all students, EXCEPT students receiving the California College Promise Grant - CCPG (formerly BOGW). CCPG student's pay all fee's except the Enrollment fee of $46.00 per unit.

Payment Policy

Winter Registration

Payment is due at time of registration. No payment plan available for winter fees.

Spring Registration

Payment is due at time of registration or create a Nelnet Payment Plan.

Drop for Non-Payment Policy

You will be dropped from all your courses (including waitlisted courses) if you have not paid your fees and are not exempt before each semester drop date. You will need to pay your course fees before the drop deadline.

Students owing $50.00 or more will be dropped from all classes for the corresponding term for non-payment.

Session/Semester Payment Due Date Course(s) Drop Date
Winter 2019 Tuesday, December 11 at 11:59 PM Wednesday, December 12 at 12:00 AM
Spring 2019 Tuesday, January 8 at 11:59 PM Wednesday, January 9 at 12:00 AM

Any classes registered after the drop date will not be dropped for non-payment. Students registering for classes after the drop date will be responsible for dropping any class that they do not attend.

Exempt Students

Students in any of the groups below without any prior debts or holds will be exempt from the Drop for Non-Payment procedure:

  • Foster Youth
  • Veterans
  • Payment plan students
  • BOG and FA students
  • Community Grant recipients

Students who register after the drop deadline, are enrolled in classes when the term begins, and have not paid fees, will not be dropped for non-payment. Students will incur a financial obligation to the college AND a hold will be placed on their record if payment is not received or they do not drop prior to the refund deadline. Students who do not meet financial obligations in a timely manner will be sent to collections.

Important Notice

Financial Aid Recipients that are determined to be eligible for Federal or State Grants or Loans May NOT be dropped for non-payment. Financial aid students not subject to drop for non-payment receive an email indicating they will not be dropped for non-payment. Those students are responsible for dropping any classes they do not intend to take and verifying the drop by printing the “Student Class Program/Web Schedule” bill. Once the financial aid award has been posted to the students account, students with a fee balance will be able to pay the balance through their Portal account. Students will be notified after the semester begins if they have a balance due. Note: If you do not receive this email, you are still responsible for paying your fees, or you may be dropped for non-payment. Applying for financial aid does not mean that you qualify for or will receive financial aid.

California College Promise Grant recipients (Formerly Board of Governors Fee Waiver-BOGFW)

Students who receive the California College Promise Grant are responsible for paying the College Service Charge and Student Health Fee, as the Grant only waives the per-unit enrollment fees. If students do not pay the College Service Charge (currently $21.00) and the Student Health Fee (currently $20.00), they may be dropped for non-payment. Verify payment by printing Student Class Program (web schedule bill).

Drop for Non-Payment Memo

Dear Student,

We write to you to share a recent change in our payment policy that we believe will benefit you. Our previous policy required all students to pay registration fees within 2 weeks of registering for classes. Those who did not pay within the 2-week window were dropped from all of their classes. After reviewing data on the impact of that policy on student equity and success, we have changed the policy to designate a single date for dropping students for non-payment.

The “drop for non-payment” date for Winter 2019 Session is December 12. The “drop for non-payment” date for Spring 2019 session is January 9. This means that all students who have registered for classes before these dates, are not in an exempt group and have not paid by those dates will be dropped from all classes. We urge all students to either pay at the time of registration, sign up for a payment plan or apply for financial aid. Only 50% of West Valley College students who are eligible for financial aid each year apply, which means that many students who could be receiving state or federal money to attend college are not receiving it due to simply not applying.

Part of our new policy includes a more assertive outreach to encourage all students to enroll in the NelNet payment plan and/or apply for financial aid. Those who enroll after the “drop for non-payment” date and who do not pay their fees will have a hold placed on their records and will be contacted to identify support so all fees can be paid before accounts become delinquent.

Please feel free to contact my office or the Admissions and Records office if you should have any questions about this new policy.

Thank you and have a wonderful winter and spring term.

Sincerely,

Stephanie Kashima


Payment Options

Pay in Full at Time of Registration

  • Pay online through the WVC Portal with Visa or Mastercard
  • Pay in person at the Admissions Office with Visa, Mastercard, cash or check

Create a Payment Plan with NelNet

  • Nelnet Payment Plan. Note: Nelnet payment plan is not available for F1 or M1 visa holders.
  • Log into the WVC Portal. Under My Web Services select Registration, then select Create a Payment Plan.

Target Dates to Enroll By for the Nelnet Payment Plan for Spring 2019 Registration

Last Day to Enroll Online Required Down Payment Number of Payments Months of Payments
November 19 10% 5 December – April
December 17 30% 4 January – April
January 22 50% 3 February – April
February 4 50% 2 March and April

Student Responsibility

Accountability and Responsibility

Once a student has registered for classes, the student is considered officially enrolled.

It is the student's responsibility to drop classes by the state-mandated refund deadline to ensure cancellation of fees, to be eligible for a refund and to avoid fee obligations.

Failure to attend class meetings does not constitute withdrawal from the class and does NOT exempt a student from the obligation to pay all enrollment and related fees.

Students must print their class schedule to verify all withdrawals. Student class schedules are available on the WVC Portal

For more information please contact Admission and Records (408) 741-2001

Refund Policy

BankMobile

West Valley Mission Community College District has partnered with BankMobile to deliver refunds. BankMobile is committed to providing students with clear choices and secure access to their money. Students may select their refund preference at BankMobile.

  • Electronic deposit to another account
  • Electronic deposit to a BankMobile Vibe account

To read more information on Accounts, Fees and Contract Disclosure, visit: www.vibeaccount.com

ATM is located in the Campus Center. For additional information visit Financial Aid

Drop Fees

If you are thinking about dropping a class, please note the following process.

Semester-Length Class Refunds

Last day to drop a semester-length class with a refund is within the first two weeks of the class. See Academic Dates and Deadlines for specific dates.

Short Term Class Refunds

Last day to drop a short-term class with a refund is within 10% of total class meetings.

Fee Refunds

  • Refunds are calculated by the WVC computer system.
  • During the registration period, refunds will be processed by request only. Contact the Admissions Office to request a refund.
  • After the add/drop deadline, refunds will be processed automatically (once a week) by the Finance Office.
  • All Visa/Master Card transactions will be refunded back to the last credit card used for payment.
  • Payments made by check or cash will be refunded by check and mailed to the current address on file in the Admissions Office. Complete a Student Records Change Form if necessary.
  • The $3.00 WebREG fee is not refundable when the online system is used for registration.

Parking Permit Refunds

  • Permits must be returned to the Cashier Window in the Admissions and Records Building to receive a refund.
  • Refunds must be requested by the date listed in the current Schedule of classes.

Miscellaneous Fees

Mandatory and Optional Course Material Fees

Education Code section 76365 permits colleges to require students to provide various types of instructional materials and enables colleges to sell such materials to students who wish to purchase the required materials. In accordance with the Student Fee Handbook of California Community Colleges, West Valley College charges mandatory and optional course material fees for selected courses that require students to be issued instructional materials in order to achieve the objectives of the specific course. For more information regarding the current courses that charge mandatory or optional fees, please see the Course Material Fees document  (PDF).

Nonresident Tuition

In addition to basic fees and enrollment fees, nonresidents of California and Foreign students are required to pay tuition of $258.00 plus the CA Resident Fee, per semester unit. (Nonresident students are those who have not resided in the state of California long enough to meet the California residency requirements, international students, and aliens whose status or length of residence has prevented them from meeting the residency requirement.)

A California resident is a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, or a student on a qualifying visa. In addition the student must have resided in the state at least one year and one day before the beginning of the applicable semester, and has proven clear intent to become a California resident.

Physical Education Equipment Deposits

Student athletes are required to pay a $50.00/$75.00 deposit. Fees are attached to the class and paid through registration. These fees are returned to the athlete after the season ends, provided all equipment is returned.

Records Fees

Transcripts

Transcripts are $6.00 each. There is a 24 hour Rush service available for $15.00 for the first transcript and $5.00 per additional transcript ordered at the same time. A rush guarantees transcript will be processed and mailed out via United States Postal Service (or ready for pick-up) in 24 hours [Monday through Thursday]. There is also a special ONE HOUR In Person Rush Service available for $20.00 for the first transcript and $5.00 per additional transcript ordered at the same time. Each student receives the first 2 transcripts free and only applies to regular Processing. ALL rush processing will be charged the applicable fees. Requests for other printed documents are $2.00 each.

Miscellaneous Records Fees

  • $10.00 for degree duplicates
  • $10.00 for degree covers

General Education Certification

This free service is requested by students entering the California State University system by checking the proper box on the transcript request form. The certification statement becomes part of the student's transcript. A $4.00 processing fee will be charged if this becomes a rush order.

Returned Check Fee

The WVC fee for processing checks returned by a bank due to insufficient funds, stopped payment, or closed accounts begins at $15.00 per check in addition to the original amount and may go as high as $50.00 depending upon the response time on the check clearance. In addition, a delinquency will be placed on the student's records, registration will not be allowed, and transcripts will not be issued. Passing of N.S.F., stop payment, and account closed checks may be considered a criminal offense and may be referred to the District Attorney's Office for prosecution.

Strong Campbell Inventories

The $7.00 fee for the Inventory is payable when you register for a class that uses it.

Student Lab Fees

A student may be required to pay specific lab fees for individual courses where materials are consumed as part of the lab. Lab fees are not refundable. Lab fees are attached to the class and paid through registration.

Fees Charts

Winter Session & Spring Semester 2019

Enrollment Fees

Fee Type Amount Required of Refunds
Enrollment $46 per unit (subject to California legislative change) California residents Full refund for drops through 2/10/19 for semester length classes. Varied dates for short-term classes.
Non-Resident Tuition $258 per unit (in addition to enrollment fee) All Non-California residents (in addition to enrollment fee) Full refund for drops through 2/10/19 for semester length classes. Varied dates for short-term classes.
International students $258 per unit (in addition to enrollment fee) Visa holders from another country (in addition to enrollment fee) Full refund for drops through 2/10/19 for semester length classes. Varied dates for short-term classes.
International Student Application Fee $100 International students who submit an application to West Valley College (F-1 applicants only) Non-refundable.
Course Fee Variable Certain courses indicated in course description Full refunds for drops through 2/10/19. Varied dates for short-term classes.

Basic Fees – No Basic Fees charged for Winter Session

Fee Type Amount Required of Refunds
Campus Center Use Fee $15 for full and part-time students All students except online students who live outside Santa Clara County Appeal for exemptions can be made through 2/10/19 at the Admissions and Records Office
Health Services $20 Spring All students Full refund for drops through 2/10/19. Other exemptions may apply. For details, visit Health Services.
Web Reg Credit card fees $3 All students using web for college transactions Non-refundable.
Associated Student Services (ASSC) fee $4   Request for refunds can be made through 2/10/19.

Miscellaneous Fees

Fee Type Amount Refunds
Parking fee
(Subject to change)
$50 for Spring. Permits can be ordered on-line. Service/convenience fee $3.25. Daily permits sold in parking lot machines for $3 daily. Parking permits must be returned to the Admissions and Records Office by 2/10/19.
Transcripts First 2 regular transcripts free in the District. $6 for subsequent requests. $20 "Rush" processed within one hour; $15 within 24 hours; $5.00 for additional ones ordered at the same time as the rush.  
Other Charges Duplicate degree $10; degree/certificate cover $10 (Free at Graduation).
Nelnet Student Payment Plan (optional) $20.00
 

* All fees subject to change

Summer Session & Fall Semester 2018

Enrollments Fees

Fee Type Amount Required of Refunds
Enrollment $46 per unit (subject to California legislative change) California residents Full refund for drops through 9/9/18 for semester length classes. Varied dates for short-term classes.
Non-Resident Tuition $258 per unit (in addition to enrollment fee) All Non-California residents (in addition to enrollment fee) Full refund for drops through 9/9/18 for semester length classes. Varied dates for short-term classes.
International students $258 per unit (in addition to enrollment fee) Visa holders from another country (in addition to enrollment fee) Full refund for drops through 9/9/18 for semester length classes. Varied dates for short-term classes.
International Student Application Fee $100 International students who submit an application to West Valley College (F-1 applicants only) Non-refundable.
Course Fee Variable Certain courses indicated in course description Full refunds for drops through 9/9/18. Varied dates for short-term classes.

Basic Fees

Fee Type Amount Required of Refunds
Campus Center Use Fee $15 - Fall - for full and part-time students All students except online students who live outside Santa Clara County Appeal for exemptions can be made through 9/9/18 at the Admissions and Records Office
Health Services $17 - Summer
$20 - Fall
All students Fall - Full refund for drops through 9/9/18. Other exemptions may apply. For details, visit Health Services.
Web Reg
Credit card fees
$3 - Summer & Fall All students using web for college transactions  Non-refundable.
Associated Student Government (ASG) $4 - Fall   Request for refunds can be made through 9/9/18.

Miscellaneous Fees

Fee Type Amount Refunds
Parking fee
(Subject to change)
$25 - Summer
$50 - Fall
Permits can be ordered on-line. Service/convenience fee $3.25.
Daily permits sold in parking lot machines for $3 daily.
Fall - Parking permits must be returned to the Admissions and Records Office by 9/9/18.
Summer - Return by same date as class refund date.
Transcripts First 2 regular transcripts free in the District. $6 for subsequent requests. $20 "Rush" processed within one hour; $15 within 24 hours; $5.00 for additional ones ordered at the same time as the rush.  
Other charges Duplicate degree $10; degree/certificate cover $10 (Free at Graduation).
Nelnet Student Payment Plan (optional) $20.00
 

* All fees subject to change

Winter Session and Spring Semester 2018

Enrollment Fees

Fee Type Amount Required of Refunds
Enrollment $46 per unit (subject to California legislative change) California residents Full refund for drops through 2/11/18 for semester length classes. Varied dates for short-term classes.
Non-Resident Tuition $234 per unit (in addition to enrollment fee) All Non-California residents (in addition to enrollment fee) Full refund for drops through 2/11/18 for semester length classes. Varied dates for short-term classes.
International students $234 per unit (in addition to enrollment fee) Visa holders from another country (in addition to enrollment fee) Full refund for drops through 2/11/18 for semester length classes. Varied dates for short-term classes.
International Student Application Fee $100 International students who submit an application to West Valley College (F-1 applicants only) Non-refundable.
Course Fee Variable Certain courses indicated in course description Full refunds for drops through 2/11/18. Varied dates for short-term classes.

Basic Fees

Fee Type Amount Required of Refunds
Campus Center Use Fee $15 for full and part-time students All students except online students who live outside Santa Clara County Appeal for exemptions can be made through 2/11/18 at the Admissions and Records Office
Health Services $20 All students Full refund for drops through 2/11/18. Other exemptions may apply. For details, visit Health Services.
Web Reg Credit card fees $3 All students using web for college transactions Non-refundable.
Associated Student Services (ASSC) fee $4   Request for refunds can be made through 2/11/18.

Miscellaneous Fees

Fee Type Amount Refunds
Parking fee
(Subject to change)
$50 for Spring. Permits can be ordered on-line. Service/convenience fee $3.25. Daily permits sold in parking lot machines for $3 daily. Parking permits must be returned to the Admissions and Records Office by 2/11/18.
Transcripts First 2 regular transcripts free in the District. $6 for subsequent requests. $20 "Rush" processed within one hour; $15 within 24 hours; $5.00 for additional ones ordered at the same time as the rush.  
Other Charges Duplicate degree $10; degree/certificate cover $10 (Free at Graduation).
Nelnet Student Payment Plan (optional) $20.00
 

* All fees subject to change

No Basic Fees for Winter Session

Summer Session & Fall Semester 2017

Enrollment Fees

Fee Type Amount Required of Refunds
Enrollment $46 per unit (subject to California legislative change) California residents Full refund for drops through 9/10/17 for semester length classes. Varied dates for short-term classes.
Non-Resident Tuition $234 per unit (in addition to enrollment fee) All Non-California residents (in addition to enrollment fee) Full refund for drops through 9/10/17 for semester length classes. Varied dates for short-term classes.
International students $234 per unit (in addition to enrollment fee) Visa holders from another country (in addition to enrollment fee) Full refund for drops through 9/10/17 for semester length classes. Varied dates for short-term classes.
International Student Application Fee $100 International students who submit an application to West Valley College (F-1 applicants only) Non-refundable.
Course Fee Variable Certain courses indicated in course description Full refunds for drops through 9/10/17. Varied dates for short-term classes.

Basic Fees

Fee Type Amount Required of Refunds
Campus Center Use Fee $15 for full and part-time students All students except online students who live outside Santa Clara County Appeal for exemptions can be made through 9/10/17 at the Admissions and Records Office
Health Services $19 Fall
$16 Summer
All students Full refund for drops through 9/10/17. Other exemptions may apply. For details, visit Health Services.
Web Reg
Credit card fees
$3 All students using web for college transactions  Non-refundable.
Associated Student Services (ASSC) fee $4   Request for refunds can be made through 9/10/17.

Miscellaneous Fees

Fee Type Amount Refunds
Parking fee (Subject to change) $50 for Fall, $25 Summer. Permits can be ordered on-line. Service/convenience fee $3.25. Daily permits sold in parking lot machines for $3 daily. Parking permits must be returned to the Admissions and Records Office by 9/10/17.
Transcripts First 2 regular transcripts free in the District. $6 for subsequent requests. $20 "Rush" processed within one hour; $15 within 24 hours; $5.00 for additional ones ordered at the same time as the rush.  
Other Charges Duplicate degree $10; degree/certificate cover $10 (Free at Graduation).
Nelnet Student Payment Plan (optional) $20.00
 

* All fees subject to change

last published: 12/6/18