Cost to Attend


Enrollment Fees
Health Fees
Student ID Card Fees
Student Center Fees
Student Representation Fees
Parking Fees
Physical Education Fees
Materials Fees
Payment of Fees
Payment Deadlines

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Enrollment Fees

Resident Tuition - $46 per unit 

Nonresident tuition for international students and non-California residents - $185 per unit through summer 2016 ($198 per unit effective fall 2016)
plus $46  per unit enrollment fee

(These fees above may increase each year due to state legislation and Board action.)

Health Fees

$19 - Fall & Spring Semesters
$16 - Summer Term and Winter Intersession


Health fees are charged to all students. All health fees collected are used exclusively to provide health services. The health fee covers the following benefits:

  • student accident insurance
  • free health consultation by the college nurse
  • mental health counseling
  • substance abuse prevention 

Health Fee Exemptions  

(Education Code Section 76355)
You are exempt from paying the Health Fee if you fall into any of the following categories:

  • You depend exclusively upon prayer for healing in accordance with the teachings of a bona fide religious sect, denomination, or organization, provided that you present documentary evidence of such affiliation. 
  • You are a student who is attending Allan Hancock College under an approved Apprenticeship Program.
    (Board Policy 6300)
  • You are a continuing EOPS student.
  • You are a prisoner of the Lompoc Federal Corrections Institute (FCI)
  • You are a resident of the Atascadero State Hospital

Student ID Cards

Photo ID Cards 

$2 - Photo ID Card


Students may purchase a photo ID card by paying a $2  fee at the time of registration. An Allan Hancock College ID card is required to use the Writing Center, Computer Resources Centers, Library services, Open Access Computer Labs, Math Center, Language Lab, Physical Fitness and other labs and classes.

In addition to the privileges listed above, students may use the photo ID card to purchase tickets at a discount for performances of the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts (PCPA) and receive free admission to all AHC home athletic events.  There is a $2 fee for replacement of a lost photo ID card.  Photo ID cards are available during the semester at the Santa Maria campus Admissions & Records office and at the Lompoc Valley Center administrative office during regular office hours.

Basic ID Cards

No charge

A basic ID card, without a photo and at no cost to the student, may be obtained at the time of registration, or any time during the semester, at the Admissions and Records office or at the administrative office at the Lompoc Valley campus during regular office hours.

At the Community Education office (bldg. S on the Santa Maria campus), photo ID cards are available to credit and Community Education students until 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and until 3:30 p.m. on Fridays.  Non-photo IDs are available until 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and until 3:30 p.m. on Fridays. 

Student Center Fee

$1 per unit, up to a maximum of $10 per academic year for classes held at the Santa Maria campus

Student Representation Fee

$1 per semester (May be waived)

The Student Representation fee of $1 provides support for student representatives to lobby for legislation, such as bills that will keep enrollment fees at the lowest possible level. However, you may for religious, political, financial, or moral reasons refuse to pay the Student Representation fee.  Any student who does not wish to pay the Student Representation fee must press the waiver button online or sign the Student Representation Fee waiver statement located on the Cashier Services online screen, under the forms section. 

Parking Fee

$20 - Fall & Spring Semesters
$10   - Summer Sessions 


Permits are needed for campus parking 8am to 10pm, Monday - Thursday and 8am to 4pm, Friday (Santa Maria campus, South Campus and the Lompoc Valley Center only). 

Four-wheel and two-wheel motor vehicles $10 summer session and $20 fall and spring semesters (click here for information regarding purchasing a parking permit)

One-day permit $2  

There is no parking fee on the south side of the Columbia Business Center (CBC), at the Workforce Resource Center (WRC), or at the Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) and Solvang centers.  A special no-charge permit is required by the Air Force for entry onto the base.  For classes held at the Vandenberg AFB students must go to  the Visitor Center at the main gate prior to entering.  You must bring your class schedule, current drivers license, and proof of your vehicle insurance.

Physical Education

A usage fee is charged to those who enroll in some P.E. classes held off campus.   See online course description for details and specific fees.

Materials Fee

See online course description for individual courses requiring a materials fee. 

Payment of Fees

Students who register for classes must pay all registration fees by the established deadlines or they will be dropped from their classes, regardless of payment type (cash, check, cashiers check, money order, credit card/debit card or voucher paid by outside agency).  An email reminding you of payment will be sent to your myHancock email address.  Please note that we can not accept a credit card payment over the phone.  You may print out the Credit Card authorization form located in the Forms section of our web page and fax to the number listed on the form.

Student payment options:

  1. Online with a credit card/debit card at the time of registration or by established deadline (see below)
  2. In person by established deadline (see below). Students may pay in person on the Santa Maria campus at the District Cashier, bldg. A; Community Education, bldg. S; or at the Lompoc Valley, Vandenberg AFB and Solvang center offices during cashier hours. Call the center of your choice for hours.
  3. Complete credit card/debit card authorization form, scan and email to  or fax to the number listed on the form.  Form can be located on the Cashier Services web page under the Forms link.
  • Santa Maria Campus:(805) 922-6966
    • Cashiers (bldg. A): ext. 3626
    • Community Education (bldg. S):   ext. 3209
  • Lompoc Valley Center: (805) 735-3366
  • Vandenberg AFB Center: (805) 605-5915
  • Solvang Center: (805) 693-1543

Students' who have a balance due of $50 or less will not be dropped from classes, but unpaid balances will result in a hold on your account and inability to register for the next term.

It is still the students' responsibility to drop any courses they no longer want to attend.

Payment Deadlines  

Winter 2016 Registration Dates

Payment Deadline

November 9 - December 9, 2015 By 10:30 p.m. four (4) calendar days from date registration is submitted.
As of December 10, 2015 By 10:30 p.m. the day after registration is submitted.


Spring 2016 Registration Dates

Payment Deadline

November 16, 2015 - January 20, 2016 By 10:30 p.m. four (4) calendar days from date registration is submitted.
As of January 21, 2016  By 10:30 p.m. the day after registration is submitted.


Summer 2016 Registration Dates

Payment Deadline

April 18, 2016 - June 1, 2016 By 10:30 p.m. four (4) calendar days from date registration is submitted.
As of June 2, 2016  By 10:30 p.m. the day after registration is submitted.


Fall 2016 Registration Dates

Payment Deadline

April 18, 2016 - July 4, 2016 By 10:30 p.m. July 8, 2016
July 5, 2016 - August 17, 2016 By 10:30 p.m. four (4) calendar days from date registration is submitted.
As of August 18, 2016  By 10:30 p.m. the day after registration is submitted.


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