Fees and tuition

Fees and tuition

Enrollment fee - The current enrollment fee for all students is $46 per unit.

Non-resident tuition - In addition to the $46 enrollment fee, non-residents of California will pay $237 per unit.

International tuition - In addition to the $46 enrollment fee, international students, non-immigrant visa holders, or students without eligible legal status will pay $237 per unit.

International wire transfer payment option 

Student Union fees - All students are subject to a $1 per unit Student Union Fee. Student Union Fees will not exceed $10 for the academic year and are not covered by the BOG waiver. These fees are used to maintain the Student Center and are only applicable to courses based at the Pleasant Hill campus.

Student activity fee - The voluntary $5 Student Activity Fee allows student government to provide funding for student-related activities and services. The Student Activity Fee is voluntary.  Refund forms are available online, at the Cashier’s Office, Student Life Office and Welcome/Information Center. Refund forms must be submitted in person or by U.S. mail to the DVC Cashier’s Office ONLY. Request for refund forms must be received within the first two weeks of instruction for a full semester class, or before 10 percent of the class time for a short-term class.  Refund checks will be issued monthly after the first two weeks of instruction each semester.

Student representation fee - This $2 fee is charged at registration for fall and spring semesters, and allows the students government to provide support for governmental affairs representatives of local or statewide student body organizations.

Materials fees - Some courses require additional materials fees. See course schedule for details.

Parking fees - Parking permits are only available for purchase on InSite/WebAdvisor. Summer term parking permits are $25. Fall and spring term parking permits are $48 or $25 mid-semester (after the ninth week). Permits are not available for purchase on campus. You will find the link on WebAdvisor’s Academic Services menu.

Machines located in campus parking lots will offer daily parking permits at a cost of $3.

For more information regarding parking and permits. 


Student debts to the college

Students are expected to clear their financial debts promptly.  Students who owe DVC money for overdue library books, returned checks, or other debts will not be allowed to use college services (such as registering for classes or obtaining official transcripts) until their debts are paid.  

If your debt remains unpaid, Diablo Valley College may garnish your California state tax return through the state mandated Chancellor's Office Tax Offset Program (COTOP). In this instance, a 33 1/3 percent administrative fee will be added to your delinquent balance.  This balance will be forwarded for collection to the State Franchise Tax Board (FTB).  In the event you are owed a state tax refund, win a California Lottery prize, or have unclaimed property to be distributed to you by the State of California Controller's office for the upcoming tax year California State Government Code sections 12419.2, 12419.7, 12419.10, and 12419.11 authorize the Office of the State Controller and the FTB to collect money owed to individuals and redirect these funds to pay the individual's debt owed to the agencies/colleges.


It is the student's responsibility to drop courses. Please see the Calendar of Important Dates in the Schedule of Classes or check with your instructor for deadlines.

To receive an enrollment fee refund, students must withdraw from school or drop class by the refund eligibility deadline. Refund checks for complete or partial withdrawals from school will be processed after the first two weeks of instruction. Refund checks will be mailed to the student address on file in the college Admissions and Records Office. If you have a new address, please notify the office as soon as possible. If you paid online by credit card, a refund will be issued to the credit card used for payment.

A detailed refund policy concerning all fees is posted at the Cashier's Office (925-969-2105).