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Where is the Assessment Center located?

The Assessment Center is located in Liberal Arts (Dark Green building) room 109.  It is directly adjacent to the Bursar’s office.

Where is the Bursar’s Office located?  (Station C)

The Bursar’s office (Formerly Station C) is located in the Liberal Arts patio near the counseling complex and the assessment center. Look for the cashier’s windows!

What’s the difference between the Welcome Center and the Counseling Complex?

The Welcome Center is designed for first time freshmen who are attending SMC. First time freshmen include  High school graduates, first time SMC attendees and students who are transferring from another college.  The counseling complex accommodates students who are continuing students at Santa Monica College.

Where are you located?

The Welcome Center is located in the Cayton center/Cafeteria on the first floor in room 110.  We are directly across from the Science Building and adjacent to the Health office. Look for the signs that lead to the Welcome Center.

Where do visitors park?

Please refer to the Transportation website for more information at

Can you help me with my residency?

Residency questions can be answered by the admissions office. Please also visit this webpage for more residency information

Do I qualify for Financial Aid?

For more information on how to qualify for financial aid please visit their website. We recommend all students apply even if they think they don’t qualify.

What are your office hours?

The Welcome Center office hours are generally Monday –Thursday 8:00 am-5:00 pm during the summer term.  In the fall and spring terms, office hours are Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  In the winter term, office hours are Monday-Thursday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Please call us at (310) 434-8101 to confirm our office hours.

Where can I find Housing?

SMC has no official housing department. We do have a bulletin board with references and housing posted it is located in the rear of cafeteria.  Also, the International Students Counseling Office has a list of available housing.

How much is Tuition?

Residents:  $46/Unit

Non-Residents:  $295/Unit

International(F1): $295/Unit

For more information about fees, please click on the following link:


Where can I buy a Parking Permit?

Parking permits are available for purchase in person through the Bursar’s office.  You may also purchase your permit on-line through Corsair Connect.  You can only buy a permit if you have enrolled in a class/classes.

Can I make an appointment to see a Counselor?

The Welcome center does not make appointments; all of our services are on a first come first served basis.