Students must first register for classes before tuition and other fees can be paid. Below are a few important facts to remember:

  • Account balance and important notices are obtained through students' myCI accounts.
  • Regular updates and decline information are sent to students through Dolphin email.
  • Partial payments are accepted with an approved, electronically signed Tuition Installed Payment Plan (TIPP) contract on file with SBS.
  • Please note that payments cannot be processed after the due date. Non-payment may result in disenrollment. Check myCI account notices.
  • Please refer to the Financial Aid procedures for payment details.

Resident Tuition, Other Fees, and Non-residential Tuition per Semester

Payment Deadlines

Student Business Services must receive full payment by the published due date, or the payment cannot be accepted. Non-payment may result in dis-enrollment of the student. A student who has been dis-enrolled because the payment was not received by the due date can re-register with instructor's permission numbers, but must pay by Tuesday at 5 p.m. of the week of registration.

Please remember that all account activity and balance information can be found through myCI. The navigation to check financial information is: myCI > CI Records > Student Ctr > Campus Finances > Account Inquiry

Fee Payment Schedule for Spring 2015

Registration Class DatesPayment due no later than
December 1, 2014 to January 13, 2015Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 5:00 PM
On January 14, 2015 or LaterTuesday of the week after you register  by 5:00 PM

*Late Registration: If a student registers for any classes on or after January 20, 2015 s/he must first obtain an instructor's permission number and then, to avoid dis-enrollment, pay all student charges immediately upon registration. A $25 late registration fee will also be assessed. 


Dis-enrollment can occur for the following reasons:

  • Tuition, campus-based fees, lab fees, or other miscellaneous fees are not paid by the published due date.
  • The TIPP monthly payment is not paid by the published due date.
  • If fees are not paid by Tuesday at 5 p.m. on January 13th.

Special Course Fees

Several courses require the payment of lab fees as a condition of enrollment. These fees may be indicated in the Schedule of Classes next to the course listing. Lab fees are paid with tuition and other fees, and are subject to the payment deadlines. Lab fees range from $15 to $1,000 per course. Student accounts will automatically be credited for lab courses if dropped by the add/drop deadline. Lab courses dropped after the deadline will not be refunded.

Breakage Card Fees

Several courses require a breakage card fee of $25.00, which is refunded at the end of the semester once confirmation is sent to Student Business Services stating that nothing was broken and all supplies were returned. A partial refund may apply in some cases.

Returned Checks

A $25.00 fee is applied to a student account for any returned items from the bank or for a declined credit card transaction. To pay for this fee, only cash or verified certified funds will be accepted.

If enrollment has already occurred, classes may be cancelled. If this happens, the student must re-register and pay a $25 late registration fee. Please note that all financial balances must be resolved and registration holds cleared to avoid delays in registration and/or to fulfill of graduation requirements.

Housing Fees

For more information about Housing payments and the Housing Installment Payment Plan (HIPP), please refer to the Housing website.

Parking Fees

For more information about Parking see Police & Parking Services, contact them at (805) 437-8430, e-mail them at

Late Payments Fees

On the first of each month late payment fees of $25 will be assessed to accounts not paid by the due date. Late payment fees will continue to be assessed each month until the account is paid-in-full. HIPP and TIPP payments must be paid by the due dates. If payments are not received by the posted due date, a $25 late fee will be assessed for each missed payment. Students who sign a TIPP or HIPP and expect to receive financial aid at a later date are responsible to make each payment until the financial aid has been applied to their account. Pending financial aid is not considered a payment.