Refund of Fees

Students who find it necessary to drop individual classes or withdraw from school may apply for a refund if class(es) are dropped within 10 percent of the scheduled class time.  The deadlines for your classes are listed online under your student account schedule bill.  A $10 refund processing fee (Title 5, Section 58508) will be assessed.  Exception to this processing fee, are classes canceled by the college.

Also if you have a balance due of $50 or less, you 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 the students responsibility to drop themselves from any courses they no longer want to attend.

Your refund can remain on your student account in order to pay for future charges or you may apply for it online.   You can also submit a refund request form to a district cashier.  All refunds are issued through Higher One, the college’s partner in the refund process. Refunds can be transferred to your checking account or a free account available through Higher One.  You can also opt to receive a paper check.  Refunds for credit card transactions cannot be credited back to your credit card.  Click on the links below to view your refund preference options and for more information regarding the AHC Bulldog Card.

AHC Bulldog Card Information

Higher One and Bulldog Card FAQs PDF

Refund Request Form PDF 

Please do not stop payment on your check.  A stop payment on your check does not constitute an official drop from classes or a request to drop.  It will result in assessment of a $25 service charge for collection of the returned check.

Refund Deadlines

Fee Type  Refund  Deadline   
Student Health fee

Photo I.D. fee

Parking Permit fee
All classes must be dropped PRIOR to the first day of instruction.  A refund request form along with your photo I.D. card and your parking permit must be submitted to a district cashier.
Enrollment fee

Tuition fee

Student Center fee

Student Rep fee

Materials fee

2-7 week classes

6-8 week classes
Classes must be dropped within 10 percent of the 
scheduled class time. The deadlines for your class(es) are listed online under the My Account, Refund Deadlines.

To view your student account schedule bill, log on to
myHancock, select Student tab, then click Refund Deadlines in the My Account channel.
All fees for classes that meet less than one week Student must drop no later than the day before the
class begins.

Exceptions to Refund Policy


An exception to this policy would exist if, due to extenuating circumstances, a student was not able to drop classes by the published deadline. The extenuating circumstances must have occurred prior to the deadline to drop classes (within the first week of instruction for summer session classes - no exceptions).

Extenuating circumstances may include: Family emergencies, Illnesses, Employment

All situations require written verification from an official source and must have occurred prior to the refund deadline.  A letter of appeal with appropriate documentation and the completed Extenuating Circumstances Refund Request Form, should be submitted to:  

Vice President, Student Services
Allan Hancock College
800 South College Drive
Santa Maria CA 93454-6399

Parking Fees

All situations require written verification from an official source and must have occurred prior to the refund deadline.  A letter of appeal with appropriate documentation and the Refund Request Form should be submitted to:

Chief of Police
Allan Hancock College Police Department
800 South College Drive
Santa Maria CA 93454-6399




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