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Payment Options


Tuition and fees are due within 7 days of registration. Exceptions:

  • New students who register for their first semester have an extended deadline, which is the Friday before the semester begins.
  • Continuing students may request an extension here: Payment Deadline Extension Request

Refund policy: For a full refund of all school fees (i.e. tuition, enrollment, insurance, health, transportation, student rep fee), you must drop all of your classes in Pipeline before the semester start date. After the semester starts, check your "Schedule and Bill" in Pipeline to find the refund deadline for each of your classes.

Cashier's Office Bill Payment Info

Option 1: Pay through your Pipeline account

Students can pay for tuition and fees through their Pipeline account using Mastercard or Visa.

  1. Log in to Pipeline using your username and password.
  2. Navigate to the Student tab.
  3. Select Pay My Bill.

Option 2: Pay through Flywire

SBCC offers international students the option to pay tuition and fees with a bank transfer, credit cards, e-wallet and more for most countries and territories. SBCC will only accept payments for the amount of tuition and fees owed on the student account.

    1. Contact your ISSP program advisor prior to making an international payment on Flywire.
    2. Go to sbcc.flywire.com.
    3. Select your country of origin and preferred payment method.
    4. Enter your payment details and receive instructions on how to complete the payment process.
    5. Include your student ID (K#).
    6. Track the progress of your payment anytime online. Receive email and text alerts each step of the way including when your payment reaches SBCC.
Flywire Customer Support Information

Option 3: Pay at the Cashier's Office

Students can pay by cash, check, or money order at the Cashier's Office in the Student Services building during normal office operation hours. 

NOTE: SBCC Campus offices are currently offering remote services and cannot accept in-person payments. You can send a check or money order in the amount of your payment by mail:

Santa Barbara City College
Cashier's Office
721 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109

DO NOT MAIL CASH; only checks and money orders can be accepted by mail. Write your name and Student ID number in the comment line on the check or money order.

Option 4: Request a Payment Plan

SBCC now offers payment plans for fall and spring semesters. Students can set up an account with Nelnet and pay in installments from the point of registration through the first weeks of school. NOTE: Nelnet will only accept payments from U.S. banks, and cannot accept payments from international bank transfers or international credit cards. Click here for more information.