Porterville College

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Tuition & Fees

Enrollment Fee: $46 per semester unit

Non-Resident Tuition fees:

$212 per semester unit + $46 enrollment fee per unit.

Under AB540:
As a nonresident, you may be eligible to pay the $46 per unit fees just like California residents.
AB540 is a state law that exempts certain students who are not residents of California from paying non-resident tuition at California Community Colleges and California State Universities.
Students are eligible who meet all of the following requirements:

  • You attended a California high school for three or more years.
  • You graduated from a California high school or attained the equivalent of a high school diploma from California (e.g., GED or California Proficiency Exam).
  • You registered in Spring 2002 or later.
  • You completed a California Nonresident Tuition Exemption Request form.

Complete a California Nonresident Tuition Exemption Request form.
Porterville College will determine your eligibility.Contact Admissions and Records if you have questions.

Student Health Fee:

$12.00 (Summer Semester $10.00) (Mandatory)
NOTE: Students who qualify in the following categories will be exempted from payment of the health fee:

  • Students who depend exclusively upon prayer for healing in accordance with the teachings of bona fide religious sect, denomination, or organization. (Documentation required.)
  • Students who are attending college under an approved apprenticeship training program.

Student Center Fee:

$1 per unit for courses on main campus, maximum of $5 per fall and spring semester. No fee for summer session enrollment.


Parking Fee:

A semester parking permit is $20. Summer permit is $10. Parking permits not required on weekends. Visitor parking and handicapped parking is enforced at all times.


Course Audit Fee:

Students who have been admitted to the college may enroll in courses as auditors with the permission of the instructor and College President or designee, and subject to the following provisions:

  • Priority shall be given to students who wish to take the course for credit.

  • A student in a course shall not be permitted to change from audit to credit status nor from credit to audit.

  • The cost to audit a class is $15.00 per credit. (Students enrolled in 10 or more units will not be charged this fee.)

A course audit shall be approved under only one of the following conditions:


  • Participation by audit serves a specific educational purpose necessary to achieve the student’s educational goal.
  • Participation by audit benefits other registered participants in performance arts or intercollegiate athletics courses.
  • Course Audit forms are available in the Office of Admissions and Records beginning on the first day of class.



To receive the enrollment or tuition refund, a student must apply for the refund in the Office of Admissions and Records before the end of the second consecutive semester of non-attendance (Summer session is not considered a semester). Should the college cancel a class in which a student is enrolled and there is a reduction in units which results in a lower fee, the student should request a refund through the Office of Admissions and Records.

Student Health Fee Refund

Health fee refunds will be credited to the student account when applicable, if all classes on the main campus are dropped and an enrollment fee credit is generated by the transaction. To receive the health fee refund, a student must apply for the refund in the Office of Admissions and Records before the end of the second consecutive semester of non-attendance. (Summer session is not considered a semester.)



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