Tuition And Fees

Enrollment Fees
The California Community Colleges' enrollment fee is $46 per unit.

Non Resident/Foreign Student Tuition is $337 per unit (see below for more information)

Important Information
  • Online Payment
    To make a payment online, click on Make a Payment under Financial Information in the My Services tab on the myWestHills Student Portal. Credit Card Logos

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    To pay by phone call (559) 925-3317 (Lemoore), (559) 934-2300 (Coalinga) or (559) 934-2980 (Firebaugh Center). 

    Students who have not paid their account balance in full may be dropped for non-payment of fees according to the payment deadlines below.

  • Registration for Fall 2022
    • August 1st, 2022
    Registration for Spring 2023
    • January 9th, 2023
  • California College Promise Grant (CCPG)

    The California College Promise Grant is a state program that waives community college enrollment fees. The CCPG covers an academic year beginning with the summer term and eligibility continues for the fall and spring terms as long as academic progress is maintained. Students must be a resident of California or determined to be AB540 by the Registrar’s Office, and either be eligible through completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), CA Dream Application, or the Promise Grant Application by meeting specified income criteria. CCPG Applications are available at the Financial Aid Office.

    Active Military

    Active duty military personnel may apply for Tuition Assistance to pay 100% of enrollment fees up to 12 units per military fiscal year, October 1 to Sept. 30. An application may be picked up at the WHC NAS Lemoore Center or at the Navy College Office. The application for Tuition Assistance must be routed through and approved by your commanding officer before returning it to the Navy College Office for processing. Active duty military personnel who do not get approved for Tuition Assistance must pay all fees in full. For more information call 559-925-3216..

  • A student who does not qualify for California residency is classified as a non-resident student and is required to pay a non-resident tuition fee.
    • The fee for non-resident tuition is $291 per unit.
    • This fee is in addition to a $46 per unit enrollment fee mandated by the State of California.
    • This is a total of $337 per unit (includes enrollment fee and non-resident tuition fee)

    International students must also pay a non-refundable $100 per semester processing fee, and the following fees for a United States health insurance coverage:

    Summer 2021 Semester: $272.00
    Fall 2021 Semester: $507.50
    Spring/Summer 2021 Semester: $710.50

    The health insurance fee may be waived for those students who provide proof they have current health insurance coverage valid in the United States or for those students who are not physically attending any onsite West Hills Community College District classes (e.g. attending only online classes).

    To request a waiver of the health insurance fee, please send your request with proof of insurance to West Hills College Coalinga, Attention: International Students Office, 300 Cherry Lane, Coalinga, CA 93210.

    International students may obtain more information about purchasing health insurance from the International Students Program Office located on the West Hills College Coalinga campus.

  • AB 2210

    Education Code section 68075.6 grants an immediate nonresident tuition fee exemption to eligible Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) holders and refugee students who settled in California upon entering the United States. This exemption is granted to one year from the date the student settled in California upon entering the United States. 

    This exemption applies to the following:

    • Iraqi citizens or nationals (and their spouses and children) who were employed by or on behalf of the United States Government in Iraq
    • Afghan and Iraqi translators (and their spouses and children) who worked directly with the United States Armed Forces
    • Afghanistan nationals who were employed by or on behalf of the U.S. government or in the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan
    • Refugee students admitted to the United States under Section 1157 of Title 8 of the United States Code
    AB 540/SB 68 
    AB 540/ SB68 is a California law that allows certain categories of students (citizens and non-citizens) to be exempt from paying non-resident tuition.
    Students who meet the AB 540/ SB 68 requirements may be eligible for financial aid.
  • Materials Fees

    Students must pay for required instructional materials. When such fees are indicated, the materials for which the fees are levied are supplied at District cost. These are tangible materials that are essential to satisfaction of course objectives, have value to the student outside the classroom, belong to the student, and may be taken home. These materials include, but are not limited to, such items as textbooks, workbooks, syllabus, computer disks, tools, uniforms, canvases and other art supplies. Students may be advised by their instructor to purchase certain optional instructional materials that enhance a student’s learning experience in the classroom but are not essential to completion of course objectives.


    Student Representation Fee

    As of January 1, 2020, any student registered for classes will be charged a $2 student representation fee in compliance with AB1504. This is a mandatory fee, which supports lobbying efforts by students for their rights.
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  • Students are expected to attend all classes in which they have enrolled. If the student does not attend or stop attending and fail to personally drop by the drop deadline (refund deadlines), the student will be responsible for all tuition and fee. Not attending classes does not warrant a refund of fees. Instructors may drop a student from a class when the student is excessively absent. However, it is always the student's responsibility to officially withdraw from classes. In no case should students presume they have been dropped by the instructor. It is the responsibility of the student to drop all classes which they are not attending.

    Tuition & Enrollment Fees Refund Deadlines

    Full-Term – 18-week Course: (Fall and Spring only):

    A student is eligible for a full refund of tuition and enrollment fees if the student drops within the first two weeks (10 business days) from the start of the course. After the two-week deadline, students are responsible for all tuition and enrollment fees for the course.

    Short-Term Course (Summer and 9-week course):

    A student is eligible for a full refund of tuition and enrollment fees if the student drops within the first 10% of the start of the class. For example, a 9-week course must be dropped within six days from the start of the course. For short-term courses, it is recommended that students drop the class prior to the first day to ensure a credit will be generated for refund. After the 10% deadline, students are responsible for all tuition and enrollment fees for the course.

    Material Fees Refund Policy

    A student is eligible for a full refund of material fees if the student drops the course prior to the first day of class or if the class is cancelled by the college.

    Refund Requests

    A student must request a refund request (link below). Once the request is submitted, the refund processing time is 4 to 6 weeks during peak periods and 2 to 3 weeks during off peak periods.

    Payment And Refund Request

    Questions? Please contact Business Office at (559) 935-2151
  • For any additional questions regarding Tuition & Fees, please contact Admissions and Records Department at your College

    Coalinga | Firebaugh Center
    Coalinga (559) 934-2300 | Firebaugh Center (559) 934-2980

    Lemoore | (559) 925-3317