Refund of Tuition Fees

A refund will be processed automatically and mailed to you within 45 days of the start of the term if you do not owe any other fees to the college. If you owe fees, the college will keep the amount owed and refund you the difference. Make sure your mailing address is up to date to prevent delays from receiving your refund.

  • Fees owed from any potential refund or financial aid disbursement will be recovered. 
  • Any potential refund to any fees owed for the upcoming term will be automatically transferred. 
  • Students withdrawing before the refund deadline will receive a 100% refund of enrollment fees (minus a processing charge of $10). 
  • Nonresident students must apply for a tuition refund with a Residency Specialist in Admissions & Records. 

Cancellation of Classes

In the event that a cancelled by the administration here at Santa Monica College, no action needs to be taken by you. A refund will be automatically be processed and mailed within 45 days of the start of the term, provided no other fees are owed to Santa Monica College.

To check the status of a refund, contact the Bursar's Office at (310) 434 4664.