What is the fee structure of community colleges in CA?

Cost (Resident)

This example utilizes Berkeley City College but this is the typical CCC fee structure.

Residents of California pay an annual total price of $2,920 to attend Berkeley City College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $1,104 for tuition, $1,764 for books and supplies and $52 for other fees. Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $8,080 which is 176.7% higher than California residents.

Berkeley City College

Fee Structure

$46 per unit
$2 Campus Center Use Fee – per semester, per campus (all students)
$18 Per Semester Health Fee/$15 per summer session (all students)
$41 EasyPass Fee (all students with 9 or more units)

[*Source http://www.berkeleycitycollege.edu/wp/esl/tuition-and-fees/ Berkeley City College Fee Structure]

Historical
California Community Colleges (CCCCO)
Data from 1984-2012 and represents present per unit fee.

Note Prior to 1984, community colleges charged no fee

1984-85 $5*
1991-92 $6
1993-94 $10
1994-95 $13
1998-99 $12
1999-00 $11
2003-04 $18
2004-05 $26
2006-07 $20
2009-10 $26
2011-12 $36
Summer 2012 $46

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California Community Colleges Historical Data