Southwestern College

Enrollment fees are subject to change through California State Legislation and other fees through Southwestern College Governing Board actions judged to be in the best interest of the California Community Colleges and the students of Southwestern College.

Enrollment Fee (All Students)
1 or more units $46 per unit
Nonresident Tuition (In addition to $46 per unit enrollment fees)
Tuition  $245 per unit

Students with third party payments (i.e., financial aid, BOGW, veterans, military, etc.) are flagged in the system and will not be dropped. If you are unsure of your student status, please check with the appropriate office.

Payments can be made online on WebAdvisor. (Cash, Check, Money Order, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are accepted.) 

Parking Fee
Chula Vista Campus, Higher Education Center at Otay Mesa, Higher Education Center at National City, Higher Education Center at San Ysidro*
Spring/Fall Sessions
Multi-vehicle/car $40 
Multi-vehicle/car permit for lots O and G $30
Motorcycle $20
Daily Parking $3 per day
Parking Meters $1 for 45 minutes
Eligible Financial Aid BOGFW Recipients -- Only for students who are receiving BOGG Waiver A, B, or C from Financial Aid (Veteran Dependent must pay full amount.) $20
Summer Session
Multi vehicle/car $22
Motorcycle $20
Daily parking $3 per day
Parking Meters $1 for 45 minutes

Eligible Financial Aid BOGFW Recipients -- Only for students who are receiving BOGG Waiver A, B, or C from Financial Aid (Veteran Dependent must pay full amount.)


Replacement Parking (FULL Amount for every student.)


Parking permits are not refundable

Southwestern College is not responsible for lost or stolen permits.  Replacement of a Parking Permit will be at the full value of the permit.  

HEALTH FEE (includes the accident insurance/liability fee) 
Fall/Spring Semester
.5 - 5.5 units  $17 per term
6 units or more $20 per term
 Summer Session $17 All Summer

A health fee is collected to cover the cost of student accident insurance and to help fund the operational expenses of the Health Services Center (Ed Code 76355).

Students may be exempted for the following reasons:

  • Students who depend exclusively upon prayer for healing according to the teaching of a bona fide religious sect, denomination, or organization may petition for exemption from the health fee ( avail-able online at
  • Students who qualify of a Board of Governors Fee Waiver A (BOGFW-A) to cover enrollment fees.
  • High school students enrolled at the Sweetwater Union High School District taking designated classes at high school sites only.
  • Students attending under an approved apprenticeship training program.
  • Exclusively on-line classes that do not meet on campus. 

Accident Insurance/Liability Fee----------------------------------------------------$2

Students will pay a$2 accident insurance/liability fee only if they are enrolled in:

  • Off-campus classes where no health services are available.
  • Classes at the Chula Vista campus which meet at times when health services are not available.
  • Travel study classes which meet outside of California.
Student Center Fee (All students, including BOGFW B and C)
Fee $1 per unit ($10 maximum per academic year)

In May 1989, the students of Southwestern College voted to approve a Student Center Fee for only those students enrolled in credit classes on the Southwestern Campus. Students on BOGW-A are exempt from this fee.

Student Activities Sticker
Student Activities Sticker $8 per semester

Student Activities Sticker holders are eligible for scholarships, emergency book loans, calculator rentals, and use of the computer lab in the Student Center, in addition to on/off-campus coupons and discounts. Proceeds from the Student Activities sticker are monitored and allocated by the Associated Students Organization to provide leadership opportunities, and sponsor cultural, social, and educational programs for all students. Student Activities sticker and other information is available at the Student Center . For credit/refund information, call 619-482-6568, or stop by the Student Center information counter.

Course Materials Fees

Courses may require additional materials fees for a credit or noncredit course, provided such materials are of continuing value to the student outside the classroom and provided that such materials are not solely or exclusively available from the District. Students are encouraged to review course equipment and supply costs with counselors, school deans, and instructors before registration. No science laboratory fee or deposit is required at this time; however, breakage is charged to the student. These are subject to change without notice. See the current schedule of classes for most recent fees. (See course descriptions for materials fees) (Ed Code 76365, Title 5 Section 59400, Policy No. 5030).

Returned Check Service Charge

Checks returned for non-sufficient funds or “Stop Payments” must be paid by MasterCard, VISA, Discover, American Express, cash or money order, and a $25 service charge will be added to the amount of the check. Your enrollment at Southwestern College, as well as your credit, may be affected.

Fees for Records

Students may obtain copies of any of their own records to which they have legal access for a fee of $1 per page. The first two official Southwestern College transcripts are free. Additional official copies may be obtained for a fee. See the Fee Schedule for Southwestern College Transcripts. Unofficial transcripts may be printed from WebAdvisor at no charge (Ed Code 762223, Policy No. 5030).

Refund Policy

A student will be refunded registration fees for any program changes (withdrawals) made after the first two weeks of instruction for a primary term (Fall and Spring) course, or by the 10 percent point of actual class meeting days. Please check WebAdvisor for dates of specific classes. (For Short Session classes, this may be the first day of class.)

  • Mandatory fees to include health, student center, and material fees are also subject to the above policy.
  • A class added after the refund deadline is not eligible for a refund.

REFUNDS ARE NOT AUTOMATIC.    Eligible students should request a refund through the Cashiers Office by phone (619) 482-6307 or in person in room S102 at the Cesar Chavez Building. You may also download and complete the Refund Request Form and submit as stated on the form.  Please allow 3 - 4 weeks for receipt of your refund check.

Accounts of students who officially withdraw from class by the refund deadline will be credited (pursuant to Section 58508 of Subchapter 6 of Chapter9 of Division 6, Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations). It is imperative that a current address be on file in Admissions.  

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Last updated: 6/21/2018 3:33:31 PM