In the fall of 2011, Governor Jerry Brown signed ABx1 32 which calls for a $10.00 increase in enrollment fees for California Community Colleges. The new enrollment fee of $46.00 per unit will go into effect beginning summer 2012 term.
Federal and State financial aid is available for those who qualify.
Board of Governors Fee Waiver
If you are a California resident, you may be eligible for the Board of Governors Fee Waiver Program. Click here to access instructions on how to fill out the Board of Governors (BOG) Fee Waiver application online.
Here's a video tutorial to get you started with the BOG application:
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
You may fill out the FAFSA to see if you are eligible to have your enrollment fees waived (if a California resident) and/or eligible to receive grant money to help pay for college costs. Click here to access instructions on how to fill out the FAFSA application online.
Here's the the first video of a great tutorial from UC Santa Barbara's Financial Aid Office to get you started: