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8 / Academic Policies


All students, residents and non-residents must pay the enrollment fee of $46.00 per unit ($23.00 per .5 unit). The enrollment fee may vary should the state legislature take action to change it.


Academic Policies

Pursuant to health code and district policy, Cypress College has a mandatory health fee. The health fee is $16.00 per semester ($13.00 for the Summer Intersession) for each student regardless of the number of units taken.



There is a $25.00 service charge on all checks returned by your bank, and your enrollment at the College, as well as your credit, may be affected. Cypress College participates in the COTOP program (Chancellor’s Office Tax Offset Program) and will be charging the administrative fee if your account is sent to COTOP for collection. To avoid these additional charges, please pay all debts owed to the college in a timely manner. This includes registration fees, checks returned by your bank, and any other fees due on your student account.

Any student who depends exclusively on prayer for healing in accordance with the teachings of a bona-fide religious sect, denomination or organization, provided that the student presents documentary evidence of an affiliation of such bona-fide religious sect, denomination or organization, shall be exempt from paying such a fee. Additionally, students attending Cypress College exclusively under an approved apprenticeship training program are exempt from paying the health fee. The health fee will be refunded to any student who withdraws from all courses prior to the 10% date of the length of the course. All Special Admit students are required to pay the health fee each term they attend.




Non-residents of the state of California are charged tuition at $202 per unit (includes $23.00 per unit capital outlay fee as provided in Education Code Section 76141). Non-resident tuition is in addition to the enrollment fee paid by all students. If you believe you should be reclassified as a resident student, it is your responsibility to request reclassification at the Admissions and Records Office prior to registering.


Students who choose to use the campus parking lots are required to pay a parking fee, the amount of which is determined each year on the basis of parking needs. The parking permit authorizes students to use any of the six parking lots open to student parking and designated student parking on Circle Drive, designated student parking at Fullerton College as well as designated student parking at our Anaheim Campus. The parking hanger does not guarantee a parking space, but will permit parking in designated spaces at both colleges. Revenue from parking fees is used exclusively to offset costs of campus parking.


Enrollment fees, non-resident tuition fees, health fees and material fees are fully refundable if withdrawal from classes is processed on or before the end of the second week of classes. (See current semester schedule for exact dates.) Refunds must be requested during the semester of attendance. After the second week, there will be no refunds for withdrawal. The same fees for Short Term classes are refundable if the student withdraws from class by the 10% date of the length of the course.


A refund processing fee of $10.00 per semester will be deducted from the enrollment fee refunds. The fee will be waived for students who are administratively dropped from class(es) due to cancellation of class(es), student disqualification or course repetition.

All students are urged to pay this $1.00 fee. This fee will be used so that students may represent students’ views and positions at city, county, and district governments as well as state legislative offices and other governmental agencies.


The first two copies of the student transcript are free and a $3.00 fee per transcript is levied thereafter. (NOTE: The $3.00 fee is subject to change at any time.) Beginning Fall 2006, Cypress College partnered with the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) to provide degree and enrollment verifications on behalf of past and present Cypress College students. This self-service is free and adheres to the privacy mandates of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974. It is conveniently accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by logging into myGateway. Enrollment verifications are available ten business days after the beginning of a term. Third party verifications can be obtained through www.studentclearing for a fee of $3.00. In rare cases when a verification form must be completed by the Admissions and Records Office, a fee of $3.00 per request will be charged. Rush requests are an additional $10.00 and photo ID is required for service. Students are advised to visit the Financial Aid Office for the processing of loan forms.

Academic Policies Academic Freedom

(This represents Board Policy AP4030, adopted 2/12/08) The Association of American Colleges and the American Association of University Professors have long recognized that membership in the academic profession carries with it special responsibilities. The protections provided under this section are correlative with certain duties. Academic freedom must be balanced with the obligation of the District to protect the right of students to learn in an environment characterized by civility, open inquiry, and rigorous attention to the search for the truth, free of unlawful discrimination.

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