Frequently Asked Questions


Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who teaches the classes?

Fee-based classes are taught by experts in their fields who bring hands-on, practical information to the classroom.  They present class materials in a format that is appropriate to the audience served.


2. Who can enroll?

Fee-based classes are open to all adults in the community.  Classes which permit persons under the age of 18 to enroll will indicate this in the class descriptions.


3. Should I pre-enroll?

Pre-enrollment is very important!

a. Class sizes are limited and early enrollment may assure your place in a high demand class.

b. Classes that do not meet minimum student enrollment may be cancelled before the first session.  Your timely registration may help ensure this necessary enrollment figure.


4. How do I register?

a. On-line:  To register online, go to the WebAdvisor Community Education Menu.

b. U.S. Mail:  Mail your completed application/enrollment form and enrollment fees to:

Contra Costa College
Community Education
2600 Mission Bell Drive
San Pablo, CA  94806

c. In Person:  In order to register in person, you must obtain a fee-based application/enrollment form. Completed forms may be turned into the Admissions and Records Office located in the Student Services Center.


5. When/how do I pay the registration fees?

Registration fees are due at the time of enrollment.  Enrollment will not be processed without the payment of fees.

If enrolling on-line, you may pay by credit card (Visa/MC) only.

If enrolling by U.S. Mail, you may pay by credit card (Visa/MC), check or money order.  (Please do not mail cash.)

If enrolling in person, you may pay by credit card (Visa/MC), check, money order or cash.


6. Do you offer any kind of financial aid?

Unfortunately, there is no financial aid available to assist with tuition fees.   Because fee-based classes are not state-funded, we must use tuition fees to pay for all overhead costs.


7. Do I have to pay for parking?

Contra Costa College offers a student parking permit to allow parking in student parking lots and on roads on campus.  You may purchase a $40 per semester for a car and during the summer $25 per semester for a motorcycle or a car.  Daily Parking permits may also be purchased for $3.00 each day.  Fees are subject to change at any time.  Parking permits are not needed from 5pm Friday evening through Sunday.


8. Will I get a refund if I drop?

As stated in the Contra Costa Community College District Business Procedure 3.05, item #5:  Full refund of fees will be made if (1) the college cancels the activity, (2) the activity is over enrolled and the enrollment request is denied, or (3) the enrollee requests a refund one week (7 days) prior to the first session of the activity.  No partial refunds will be made.


9. Why do classes get cancelled?

Class sessions may be cancelled due to low enrollment.  Because our fee-based classes are self-supporting and not funded by taxpayers’ dollars, we rely on registration fees to pay for all associated costs.


10. Disability accommodations

Contra Costa College is ADA compliant.  If you have special needs, please contact our Disabled Students’ Programs and Services (DSPS) department at (510) 235-7800 ext. 7220.


11.     Non-residents of California

Non-residents of California are welcome to take fee-based classes.  However, enrollment must be processed in-person at the Admissions and Records Office located in the Student Services Center. Please see residency requirements for more details.