Associated Students Benefits Program

– More than just a sticker, an opportunity!

The Cypress College A.S., in addition to acting as a voice for the student body, has put forth an exciting and valuable benefits program. For a modest fee of $7 per semester, a sticker may be bought that entitles the holder to privileges and services both on campus and throughout the community. Beneficiaries enjoy discounts at local food and retail businesses as well as exclusive access to the Student Activities computer lab and game center. Additionally, portions of the proceeds obtained from the purchase of these stickers are used to enrich the college’s academic, athletic and artistic community by helping to fund extracurricular programs and events. The sticker may be purchased online via WebStar during registration or at the Admissions and Records office throughout the semester. For further information on the Associated Benefits Sticker, visit the Student Activities Center, or call (714) 484-7198.

Campus ID Card

– Enrich your college experience!

The Campus ID card is an invaluable tool which not only identifies Cypress College students, but also grants them access to a wide array of services and programs. A smart addition to any wallet, the card is required at the library, bookstore and gym as well as the various computer/learning labs located throughout the college. In addition, a student may be required to present their ID when using support services such as Financial Aid, Admissions and Records, Bursars, and the Transfer Center. The card may be purchased online via myGateway during registration or at the Admissions and Records office throughout the semester. Please note: the $2.50 fee must be paid every semester. This fee supplies a validation sticker and entitles the student to a new ID card. If the student wishes to keep their current card, the new sticker can simply be placed over the old. For further information on the Campus ID Card, visit the Student Center on the 1st floor.

Enrollment Fees

All students, residents and non-residents must pay the enrollment fee of $46 per unit ($23 per .5 unit). Bachelor's Fee of $84 per unit.  The enrollment fee may vary should the state legislature take action to change it.

Health Fee

Pursuant to health code and district policy, Cypress College has a mandatory health fee. The health fee is $19 per semester ($16 for the Summer Intersession) for each student regardless of the number of units taken.

Any student who depends exclusively on prayer for healing in accordance with the teachings of a bona-fide religious sect, denomination or organization, provided that the student presents documentary evidence of an affiliation of such bona-fide religious sect, denomination or organization, shall be exempt from paying such a fee. Additionally, students attending Cypress College exclusively under an approved apprenticeship training program are exempt from paying the health fee. The health fee will be refunded to any student who withdraws from all courses prior to the 10% date of the length of the course. All Special Admit students are required to pay the health fee each term they attend.

Non-Resident Tuition

Non-residents of the State of California are charged tuition at $285 per unit (includes $20 per unit capital outlay fee as provided in Education Code Section 76141). Non-resident tuition is in addition to the enrollment fee paid by all students. If students believe they should be reclassified as a resident, they may submit a Residency Determination form to the Admissions and Records Office.


Use of Cypress College’s general parking lots requires a parking fee. In lieu of a physical parking permit, the College uses a virtual parking system. Students and guests may purchase virtual permits online. After purchasing a parking permit, students and guests must register their vehicle license plate number to activate the virtual parking permit. Those who purchase semester-length permits may change vehicle license plate numbers online at any time using the parking link in myGateway. Day-use vehicle registration is available at kiosks on campus. Physical parking passes are not issued to students or guests. Payment for semester permits and registration of plates authorizes students to use any of the seven lots open to student and guest parking, as well as designated spots on Circle Drive. Cypress College semester-length parking permits are also honored at Fullerton College and the Anaheim Campus. Cypress College students parking at Fullerton College cannot park in the structure located at Lemon Street and Chapman Avenue.


Enrollment fees, non-resident tuition fees, health fees and material fees are fully refundable if withdrawal from classes is processed on or before the end of the second week of classes. (See current semester schedule for exact dates.) Refunds must be requested during the semester of attendance. After the second week, there will be no refunds for withdrawal. The same fees for Short Term classes are refundable if the student withdraws from class by the 10% date of the length of the course.

Refund Processing Fee

A refund processing fee of $10 per semester will be deducted from the enrollment fee refunds. The fee will be waived for students who are administratively dropped from class(es) due to cancellation of class(es), student disqualification or course repetition.

Service Charge

There is a $25 service charge on all checks returned by the student's bank, and their enrollment at the College, as well as their credit, may be affected.

Cypress College participates in the COTOP program (Chancellor’s Office Tax Offset Program) and charge students an administrative fee if their account is referred for collection. To avoid being charged the administrative fee, students must pay all debts owed to the college in a timely manner. This includes registration fees, returned check fees, and any other fees due.

Service Fees

Cypress College requires payment for certain services rendered by the Admissions and Records Office:

  • Legal Research and Subpoena Processing — $15
  • Duplicate diplomas and certificates — $15
  • On demand service — $10

Student Representation Fee

All students are urged to pay this $1 fee. This fee will be used so that students may represent students’ views and positions at city, county, and district governments as well as state legislative offices and other governmental agencies.

Transcript Fees

The first two copies of the student transcript are free and a $5 fee per transcript is levied thereafter. These fees apply to electronic and in person transcript requests. (NOTE: The $5 fee is subject to change at any time.) Students can obtain more information regarding transcripts from the Admissions and Records Office.

Verification Of Enrollment

Beginning Fall 2006, Cypress College authorized the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) to provide degree and enrollment verifications on behalf of past and present Cypress College students. This self-service is free and adheres to the privacy mandates of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974.

NSC is conveniently accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on the student tab after logging into myGateway. Enrollment verifications are available beginning the third week of the term. 

Third party verifications can be obtained through www.studentclearinghouse.org for a $3 fee. In rare cases when a verification form must be completed by the Admissions and Records Office, a fee of $3 per request will be charged. Rush requests are an additional $10 and photo ID is required for service.

For the processing of loan forms, students are advised to contact the Financial Aid Office.