COLLEGE OF THE REDWOODS Administrative Regulation No. 529.01
REGULATIONS GOVERNING STUDENT FEES
Board Policy 529: Student Fees
The Board has authorized the collection of the following fees, which are grouped into three distinct categories: course fees, explicitly authorized fees for services, and permitted fees for services. The Board will review the level of these fees annually, at its March meeting.
This regulation also contains the procedures established by the President/Superintendent for the collection, deposit, waiver, refund, and accounting for fees as required by law. The fee amounts and procedures described below shall be published in the college catalog and class schedules, as appropriate.
A fee of $20 per unit per term shall be charged each resident student enrolling in a credit course at the college. Unless expressly exempted or entitled to a waiver or deferral, all students enrolling in credit courses must pay the enrollment fee. A student’s registration will be cancelled if he/she does not pay the required enrollment fees within the time period specified by the college.
Each nonresident student will be charged tuition in the amount of $213 per unit per term to enroll in a credit course at the college. (This is the 2006-2007 tuition amount.)
Course Auditing Fee
Students wishing to audit courses will be charged a fee of $15 per unit per term. There is a limited waiver of this fee that applies to retired faculty and retired classified staff members of the district. More specific information about this fee may be found in Board Policy 119 and Administrative Regulation 119.02.
Enrollment Fee, Community Service Courses
The district charges students taking community service or contract education classes a fee not to exceed the cost of maintaining the class. Community service classes are intended to be self-supporting and districts are prohibited from using apportionment money to establish or maintain such classes.
Instructional Materials Fee
A limited number of instructional materials fees have been approved and will be collected at the time of registration. More specific information about these fees may be found in Board Policy 107 and Administrative Regulation 107.02.
Physical Education Facilities Use Fee
The following physical education facilities use fees have been approved and will be collected at the time of registration:
Explicitly Authorized Fees for Services
The following fees are explicitly authorized for establishment and collection by the Education Code.
Health Services Fee
Health fees, including accident insurance fees, will be charged as follows:
(1) Students Enrolled at the Del Norte or Mendocino Coast Campuses or at the Klamath/Trinity Instructional Site: A fee of $4 per student will be charged each semester, summer session, or winter session in which the student is enrolled to provide him/her with accident insurance coverage while participating in college-sanctioned events.
(2) Eureka Students Enrolled Only in an Off Campus Class/Classes: A fee of $4 per student will be charged each semester, summer session, or winter session in which the student is enrolled to provide him/her with accident insurance coverage while participating in one or more off campus classes and at college-sanctioned events.
(3) Eureka Students Enrolled in On-Campus Courses: A fee of $12 per student will be charged each semester in which the student is enrolled to provide him/her with accident insurance coverage while on campus or at college-sanctioned events and to provide access to basic health services at the Student Health Center. A fee of $7 per student will be charged for each summer session and a fee of $4 per student will be charged for each winter session.
A student will be exempt from paying the health fee when:
b. The student is receiving certain types of financial aid as verified by the Director, Financial Aid.
c. The student is attending under an approved apprenticeship program. Requests for this exemption must be made in writing to the Director, Enrollment Services (on the Eureka campus or at the Klamath/Trinity Instructional Site) or to the Campus Vice President at the Del Norte or Mendocino Coast campuses.
Students wishing to park on college property shall be required to pay a fee for parking services. More specific information about this fee may be found in Board of Trustees Policy No. 805 “Parking and Traffic Regulations.”
Upon request, each student will receive two free official transcripts from the College. After that, a fee of $5 will be charged for each additional official transcript produced, and the student can expect to receive the transcript within 15 working days. Should a student want a transcript more quickly, a fee of $10 will be charged as a rush processing fee, and a transcript will be generated on demand.
Students wishing to live in the residence halls will pay a fee of $1,785 per semester for lodging and $1,420 per semester for meals for the 2006-2007 academic year. Rates for the summer and winter sessions will be pro-rated. This fee may be adjusted by a maximum of 5% each year to account for any cost-of-living increases that may occur.
Child Care Fee
The President/Superintendent is authorized to establish these fees on an annual basis, in keeping with the guidelines established by the state to regulate these activities.
International Students’ Application Processing Fee
Students who are both citizens and residents of a foreign country will be charged a fee to cover the expenses related to processing their initial application for admission. This fee will be one hundred dollars ($100), which shall be deducted from the student’s first semester tuition payment upon enrollment.
Refund Processing Fee
In the event that a refund check must be issued, a fee not to exceed $10 in any one term will be retained by the college as a refund processing fee.
Credit by Examination
Students taking examinations pursuant to Title 5, Section 55753, will pay a fee of $20 per unit as established by Education Code section 76300.
Other Permitted Fees for Services
The following fees will be charged under the authority of the permissive code:
Testing Services Fees
Students and members of the public will be charged the following fees to cover the costs of administering tests under the auspices of the Academic Support Center:
Returned Check Fee
Students will be charged a fee of $25 for checks written to the college that are returned unpaid because of “insufficient funds” or because of other account difficulties. The student’s ability to register or obtain other college services will be withheld until all debts on the student’s account have been cleared.
Subpoena Processing Fee
A duplicating fee of $15 will be charged to the requesting party to cover the cost of preparing or reproducing student records information required to respond to subpoenas or related court and legal documents. If the document(s) requested exceeds 12 pages in length, an additional charge of 10 cents per additional page will be collected.
Lab and Learning Resource Center Copying Fees
Students wishing to make copies in the college’s labs and Learning Resource Centers will be charged 10 cents per page, which will be accomplished by purchasing a pre-paid card for that purpose. To meet its obligation under the law to provide required instructional materials free of charge, the college will give each student 10 free copies per $5 worth of printing credit purchased.
Student Activities Fee
A student activity fee of $5 per student per semester will be collected and administered by the Associated Students, College of the Redwoods to support campus clubs, organizations and intercollegiate athletics and to sponsor educational and social events for the campus community.
Enrollment Fee Refunds
Enrollment fee refunds are generated automatically when the student or faculty member initiates program changes prior to the 11th day of instruction for semester-length courses. A refund of enrollment fees will also be provided to the student after that date, in the event the District cancels or reschedules any class. When the course is less than a full semester in length, a refund will be given if the class is dropped by the day of the first class meeting.
Parking Fee Refunds
Parking fee refunds will be provided, when requested, in accordance with Board Policy #805, Administrative Regulation #805.01.
Refunds are made only to the person who originally paid the fees.
Approved by the Board of Trustees: June 3, 2003
Amended: 8/5/03, 11/4/03, 9/13/04, 3/1/05, 3/7/06, 11/7/06, 5/6/08 (AP 5013)