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Tuition and Fees

Fee structure starting Summer 2012:

Enrollment Fee (All Students)
1 or more units $46 per unit
Nonresident Tuition (In addition to $46 per unit enrollment fees)
Tuition $190 per unit

The College must receive payment within five (5) calendar days from the date of registration.

Payments can be made online on WebAdvisor.

NOTE: 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.

Parking Fees
  • Southwestern Main Campus, Chula Vista
  • Higher Education Center at National City
  • Higher Education Center at San Ysidro
  • Higher Education Center at Otay Mesa

Fall/Spring Semester

Multi-vehicle/car $40
Motorcycle $20 *
Eligible Financial Aid BOGFW Recipients $20 **
Automobiles Replacement fee $40
Motorcycle Replacement fee $20

Summer Semester

Multi vehicle/car $22
Motorcycle $12 *
Eligible Financial Aid BOGFW Recipients $20 **
Automobiles Replacement fee $22
Motorcycle Replacement fee $12


*Free with purchase of a Car Parking Permit

**Only for students who are receiving BOGG Waiver A, B, C

  • Financial Aid (Veteran Dependent must pay the original price of the permit).
  • Daily parking permits are available for $3.
  • Refunds must be requested by the refund date (located on the Important Dates and Deadlines page for each semester's schedule). This must be submitted with a student petition and the permit must be attached.
  • Refunds for Fast Track/Summer classes have a refund period of 10% of the actual class meeting days. This is the first day of class.
  • If submitting after the refund date no refund will be given.
  • Southwestern College is not responsible for lost or stolen permits. Replacement of a Parking Permit will be the full value of the permit.
Health Fee - Health Fee (includes the accident insurance liability fee)
.5-5.5 units $14 per term
6 units or more $17 per term

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.

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 (forms are available in Admissions );
  • students on AFDC, SSI, or General Relief
  • 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 OR
  • exclusively on-line classes

Accident Insurance/Liability Fee

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

  • off-campus classes where no health services are available;
  • classes at the Chula Vista campus which meet at times when no health services are 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 AFDC, SSI, or General Relief are exempt from this fee.

Student Activities Card
Student Activities Card $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.

Refund Policy

A student will be refunded registration fees for any program changes (withdrawals) made by the 10 percent point of actual class meeting days. Please check with Admissions for dates for specific classes. (For Short Session classes, this may be the first day of class.)

Students who officially withdraw from class by the refund deadline will be mailed a refund (pursuant to Section 58508 of Subchapter 6 of Chapter 9 of Division 6, Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations). It is imperative that a current address be on file in Admissions. Refunds may take up to four weeks after the add/drop period.