​Payment Deadlines

A​ll enrollment fees are due before classes start. If enrolling late, fees are due the same day of enrollment. If you do not pay by your payment due date, you may be dropped from your classes unless you have been granted a fee postponement or qualify for a fee waiver.

  • Summer 2019: Wednesday, May  29th, 2019 at 7 p.m. 
  • Fall 2019: Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 at 7 p.m. 
  • ​Winter 2020: Wednesday, December 18 at 7 p.m.
  • Spring 2020: Wednesday,​ January 22 at 7 p.m.

Fee postponement is available to California residents and AB540 students only. SMC Promise students eligible for free tuition will be waived automatically. F1/F2 and out-of-state nonresidents students are not eligible to postpone fees online.

Paying Your Fees

  1. Online (Credit Card)
    Log​ in to Corsair Connect and click Enrollment Services to pay by credit card (Visa or MasterCard).

  2. In-Person (Cash or Check)
    Visit the Cashier's Office to pay by cash, money order, cashier's check, or credit card (Visa or MasterCard).

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Payment Policy

  • Eligible students (California residents and AB540 students) may pay or postpone their fees by the deadline above, provided no other fees are owed. Fee postponement option is available on Corsair Connect.

  • Students must have a $0.00 balance or must have postponed their fees, otherwise, they will be recursively dropped from unpaid courses for non-payment (“last course in, first course out”) until a "zero" or positive fund balance is achieved.

  • Eligible students (California residents and AB540 students) will not be dropped from courses they enroll in after the fee payment deadline, but a hold will be placed on their account preventing them from adding/dropping courses, getting transcripts, enrollment verifications, etc.

  • Out-of-State nonresidents, including F1/F2 students enrolling in any class after the payment deadline, must pay for any new courses they add before midnight of the same day, otherwise, they will be dropped from that course.

  • Students are responsible for dropping themselves from courses in a timely manner.

  • Adding or dropping a class after the published refund deadline noted in the student's Corsair Connect portal will result in a full assessment of fees.

  • All fees subject to change.

  • Fees may be paid through Corsair Connect by Visa or MasterCard, or in person at the Bursar's Office by cash, money order, or cashiers check, or credit card.

  • Third Parth Fee Payments: If a company or organization wishes to pay your fees, contact Veronica Romo​ at the Cashier's Office for instructions at 310-434-4026. 

Refunds of Tuition and 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 canceled 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.

Fee Payment FAQ

What happens if I enroll in a class after the published payment/postponement deadline?

Students are responsible for all fees if they fail to drop themselves prior to the refund deadlines, which is located next to all enrolled classes in the student's Corsair Connect account.

What if I’m on Financial Aid?

You are responsible for your health fees and ensuring that you have a ZERO BALANCE before the published payment deadlines. Be sure your California College Promise Grant for the new year has been processed well before the payment deadline. You can also apply online for the grant at the same time you enroll. Remember, you must have successfully completed the process prior to the drop deadline. Contact the Financial Aid office for specific information.

How can I tell if I have a zero balance?

Login to Corsair Connect, click on the Enrollment tab, select the term of interest and click "FEES ASSESSED" to see what fees you may still owe for that specific term.

Can I partially pay for my fees?

If paying online, all fees for enrollment must be paid in their entirety. Partial fee payment can happen in person at the Bursar’s Office, but full payment must be received before the published deadline. If you are enrolling into multiple semesters/sessions online, you cannot just pay for one of the enrolled semesters/sessions. You will be required to pay for all fees online.

What if I’m a Nonresident?

You will be responsible for paying for your enrollment fees and having a zero balance before the published deadlines or you will be dropped from your classes.