|COLLEGE OF THE REDWOODS||
Board of Trustees Policy No. 529
Education Code Sections 70902a, 763033, 66205.3; Title 5, Section 51012
The Board authorizes the following fees, which are grouped into three distinct categories: course fees, explicitly authorized fees for services, and permitted fees for services.
The President/Superintendent shall establish procedures for the collection, deposit, waiver, refund, and accounting for fees as required by law. The procedures shall also assure those who are exempt from or for whom the fee is waived are properly enrolled and accounted for. Fee amounts shall be published in the college catalogs.
The following fees are considered to be mandatory fees, since they are collected as a condition of enrollment.
Education Code Section 76300
Each resident student shall be charged a fee for enrolling in credit courses as required by law.
Education Code Section 76140
Each nonresident student will be charged tuition for enrolling in credit courses as required by law.
Course Auditing Fee
Education Code 76370
Persons auditing a course shall be charged a fee each time they enroll. Students enrolled in classes to receive credit for 10 or more semester credit units shall not be charged this fee to audit three or fewer units per semester.
Enrollment Fee, Community Service Courses
Education Code 78300
An enrollment fee will be charged to each student enrolling in a community service course. The President/Superintendent is authorized to establish these fees, which are not to exceed the cost of maintaining such instruction.
Instructional Materials Fee
Education Code Section 76365; Title 5, Sections 59400, et seq.
Students may be required to provide instructional and other materials for a credit or non-credit course, provided such materials are of continuing value to the student outside the classroom and provided that such materials are not solely or exclusively available from the District.
Physical Education Facilities Use Fee
Education Code 76395
Where the District incurs additional expenses because a physical education course is required to use non-district facilities, students enrolled in the course shall be charged a fee for participating in the course. Such fee shall not exceed the student’s calculated share of the additional expenses incurred by the District.
Explicitly Authorized Fees for Services
The following fees are explicitly authorized by the Education Code for establishment and collection.
Health Services Fee
Education Code Section 76355
The President/Superintendent shall present to the Board for approval fees to be charged to both part-time and full-time students for student health services.
Education Code 76360
Students wishing to park their vehicles on college property shall be required to pay a fee for parking services. This fee is specified in Board of Trustees Policy No. 805 “Parking and Traffic Regulations.”
Educational Code 76223
The District shall charge a reasonable amount for furnishing copies of any student record to a student or former student. The President/Superintendent is authorized to establish the fee, which shall not exceed the actual cost of furnishing copies of any student record. No charge shall be made for furnishing up to two transcripts of students’ records, or for two verifications of various records. There shall be no charge for searching for or retrieving any student record.
Education Code 81670
The District shall charge a reasonable fee to students wishing to live in the residence halls. The President/Superintendent is authorized to establish this fee.
Child Care Fee
Education Code 79121(c)
Section 79121 et seq. and Section 66060 authorizes the operation of child development programs. Education Code Section 8263(f) requires fees for student families. The District will also charge student parents a fee for childcare services for their children when they voluntarily place them in programs that are not specifically established as child development programs under Sections 66060 and 79120 et seq. The President/Superintendent is authorized to establish these fees.
International Students’ Application Processing Fee
Education Code Section 76142
The District shall charge students who are both citizens and residents of a foreign country a fee to process their applications for admission. This processing fee and regulations for determining economic hardship may be established by the President/Superintendent. The fee shall not exceed the lesser of 1) the actual cost of processing an application and other documentation required by the U.S. government; or 2) one hundred dollars ($100), which shall be deducted from the tuition fee at the time of enrollment.
Refund Processing Fee
Title V Section 58508
When a student takes an action (or set of actions) that causes the college to issue a refund check, the College will retain a fee not to exceed $10/student/semester as a refund processing charge.
Credit by Examination
Education Code 76300
Students taking examinations offered pursuant to Title 5, Section 55753, will pay the fee established by this education code section.
Other Permitted Fees for Services
Certain reasonable fees may be charged under the authority of the permissive code (Section 70902) as long as they are not required as a condition of registration, enrollment, or completion of a course. The President/Superintendent is authorized to establish and determine the amount of these fees, which shall not exceed the cost of the services provided.
Testing Services Fees
Students and members of the public will be charged reasonable fees to cover the costs of administering certain types of tests done under the auspices of the Academic Support Center.
Returned Check Fee
Students will be charged a fee for checks written to the college that are returned unpaid because of “insufficient funds.”
Subpoena Processing Fee
A duplicating fee 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.
Lab and Learning Resource Center Copying Fees
The college will provide students with a pre-determined number of free copies each term so that they will be able to meet the basic requirements of the courses in which they are enrolled. After that, students wishing to make additional copies in the college’s labs and in its Learning Resource Centers will be charged a per copy fee.
Adopted by the Board of Trustees: April 5, 1984
Amended: July 18, 1984; August 20, 1984; September 12, 1994; February 5,
1996; June 7, 1999; March 5, 2002;
October 1, 2002; June 3, 2003