Student Fees

Fees are due at time of registration.

Enrollment Fee: $31 per unit. (Effective Summer 2012)
Learn more about the financial aid resources offered by Foothill College.

Basic Fees:$50.00-$52.00 (Effective Winter 2014)
This includes:

* VTA Clipper Card is $5 for full-time students who are enrolled in 12 or more units; $4 for part-time students who are enrolled in 6 units up to 11.5 units, and $3 for the students who are enrolled in less than 6 units . Students with a Clipper Card enjoy unlimited rides on all VTA buses and light rail for the duration of each quarter with a valid term sticker.

Student ID Card Fee
This fee supports many services, activities, and discounts, such as free dental services, recreation room and movie tickets. Learn more about the OwlCard at the Student Activities Office.

Health Services Fee
This mandatory fee provides health services. Students who depend exclusively upon prayer for healing and students in approved apprenticeship training programs may request this fee to be waived by submitting the Health Fee Exemption Form (PDF).
This is a state-mandated fee paid by all students.

Student Representation Fee
This fee provides support for students or student groups to present student viewpoints to government agencies and legislators.

Fee Waivers and Reduction
The Student ID Card Fee & the Student Representation Fee are not required and are voluntary. If you do not want to pay these 2 optional fees, you must submit your request by email to The waiver must be submitted during the registration period and is valid for the applicable term that you are requesting. The Campus Center Use Fee can be reduced to $10 for students with all classes meeting off-campus and who live outside of the district service area. Send an email to or call the Cashier's Office (after the first two weeks of school) to request to have the Campus Center Use fee waived and/or reduced: (650) 949-7331.

Please Note: If you have already paid your fees and want the Student Body Fee removed, you must first contact the Smart Shop, Room 2016 (650) 949-7551.

Parking Information

Note: Student parking permits are not required at the Middlefield Campus.

A parking permit is required at all times at the Foothill College main campus. When properly displayed, a permit authorizes you to park in any student lot. Failure to properly display a parking permit, except in 30-minute parking spaces, will result in a citation.

Foothill College and De Anza College parking permits are valid at both campuses. A permit is not required at the Foothill Middlefield campus in Palo Alto.

There are three types of parking permit decals: annual, quarterly and day-use.

Parking Fees & How to Get a Permit

Day-Use Permits

Purchase a day-use permit for $3 (beginning Winter 2012) from vending machines in student parking lots. Machines accept $1 bills, and nickel, dime and quarter coins only. The day-use permit is valid on the date of purchase only. Before purchasing a daily permit, always find a legal parking space first. Park in marked spaces only!

Annual & Quarterly Permits

When you register for classes online, you may buy a parking permit in MyPortal. If you use this method, you may print a short-term temporary permit that must be replaced by the permanent decal permit that will be mailed to the address you specify. You will be charged a service fee when you select the immediate permit option. If you are not an enrolled student at Foothill or De Anza college, you will not be able to login to MyPortal to buy a parking permit. However, you can buy a permit from the permit vendor.

Annual Auto Permits (Non-refundable)
  • Summer Session $90 (valid for full year; Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring)
  • Fall Quarter $70 (valid for Fall, Winter and Spring Quarters)
  • Winter Quarter $50 (valid for Winter and Spring Quarters)
Quarterly Permits
  • Auto - $26.65: Fall, Winter or Spring Quarters
  • Auto - $20.00: Summer Session
  • Motorcycle/Moped - $15.00
You Need to Know
  • Parking permits are required seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • All vehicles must properly display a valid parking permit. Students are authorized to park in marked stalls in student lots only. Students may not park in stalls marked for disabled, staff, vendors, official vehicles or park in roadways, dirt areas or along parking lot curbing.
  • People with disabilities are required to display state-issued identification on their vehicles or, in the event of temporary disabilities, obtain permits from the Disability Resource Center, Room 5801; or call (650) 949-7017.
  • Staff parking permits are required for all staff spaces. Staff permits are issued by the District Police Department.
  • Special permits will be issued only by the District Police Department. The permit must be displayed on the dashboard or hang on the interior mirror so it can be read from the outside. Special permits are valid only when used within the areas and dates designated on the permit.
  • The parking decal may be transferred between vehicles.
  • Refunds for quarterly decals are available only when you drop all classes and return the decal within the first two weeks of the quarter, or first week of Summer Session. Annual permits are non-refundable.
  • There is no free replacement for lost, stolen, or damaged decals.
  • Possession of a parking permit does not guarantee you a parking space. If the lot is full, you must try another student parking lot.
  • Parking information is posted on signs at the entrance to Foothill College and every lot on campus.

The above regulations apply 365 days a year unless otherwise noted. Illegally parked vehicles can be cited and/or towed, even if class is not in session. Overnight parking is not allowed. Read all signs and road markings carefully. Be sure to park only in a marked space, clearly display your permit, and lock your vehicle.

Section 23113A of the California Vehicle Code grants the authority for the Foothill-De Anza College Police Department to enforce all Vehicle Code violations on the parking lots and roadways within the Foothill-De Anza Community College District property. In addition, the District may adopt its own regulations to provide adequate parking and the safe movement of pedestrians and vehicles.

On-campus parking, traffic and police matters are conducted by the Foothill-De Anza District Police Department. The complete list of college parking and traffic regulations is posted in the Admissions Office in Room 8101 and FHDA District Police Department in Room 2103. For more information, call (650) 949-7313.

Non-Resident Tuition
  • Out-of-state and Foreign citizens ($149.00 per unit)
  • International Student Health Insurance $484
  • Out-of-state, Foreign citizens and eligible visa holders will be charged $149 per unit in addition to the basic and required enrollment fees. (EX: A, E, G, I, K, L, H1, H4, Permanent Resident, etc.)
  • Health insurance will be required of all foreign students who hold F-1 visas issued by Foothill-De Anza. This fee is payable at the time of registration. For more information, see the International Student Program.

You May Be Dropped for Non-Payment

See: Non-Payment of Enrollment Fees

Calculation & Payment of Fees
Use the Fee Calculator to determine your fees. All fees are due and payable when you register.

Attention Students!

  • See important dates to remember for deadlines to enroll, add or drop classes and request refunds for each quarter.
  • Payment for classes is due upon enrollment. Drop for Nonpayment days vary for each quarter.
  • Students with an outstanding balance will not be eligible to register for future Foothill College courses, request transcripts, receive financial aid and scholarships or petition to graduate.
  • Payment may be made by check, money order, cashier's check, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover Card. DO NOT SEND CASH.
Refund Policies and Procedures

See: Refund Policies and Procedures

All fees are subject to change without notice. You are responsible for paying your fees when you register for courses. Fees are assessed upon registration, if you choose not to attend your class(es), you are responsible for initiating the official drop process. Failure to officially drop classes before the refund period will result in assessed enrollment fees.

Warning: Outstanding Accounts

All accounts with an outstanding fee balance at the end of the term, upon due process, will be forwarded to a third-party collection agency. The student is responsible for any fee charged by the collection agency. Collection costs of 30 percent will be charged to the student. Delinquent account information may be reported to national credit reporting agencies by the collection agency.

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