Drop for Non-Payment

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What Is It?

SDCCD’s Drop for Non-Payment procedure is the administrative process by which students are disenrolled from classes when they do not pay the fees owed for the class. 

Why Do We Do It?

We are committed to supporting your success. Students incur a financial obligation when enrolling in class. By dropping students from unpaid classes, we prevent the student from accumulating debt owed to the college. 

SPRING 2024 Process Timeline

  • 1:00 pm Friday, January 12, 2024 - In-person payment deadline for Spring 2024
  • 11:59 pm Sunday, January 14, 2024 - Online payment deadline for Spring 2024
  • Monday, January 15, 2024 - Students dropped from unpaid Spring classes (Intersession excluded)
  • Monday, January 15, 2024 - No access to add or drop classes or to view and pay fees while drop for non-payment is in progress.

How to Avoid Being Dropped

Here are your options:

Pay online

To view or pay your current charges, navigate to the "My Finances" area in mySDCCD, click the Pay Now or Update Charges button to display current charges.

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Pay with Credit Card: If you are paying with a Credit Card (Visa/MasterCard) pay online in the student portal. At http://my.sdccd.edu, Click the 'College Student Dashboard', select 'My Finances' and 'Make a Payment' or click the "Pay Now" button.

Cash/Check Payments: Contact your college Student Accounting office for their business hours to pay in person by cash or check.

enroll in a payment plan

Payment Plans are an interest-free option for students to pay fees in monthly installments over the course of the semester. Students who owe a minimum of $250 in a term are eligible to enroll in a payment plan, make a 20% down payment along with a nonrefundable $25 Payment Plan fee, and make monthly payments.

Full details are available at Payment Plan FAQ's.


Guides to Help You

What to Do If You Have Been Dropped

  • If the classes you were dropped from still have space available, you can enroll in the classes again.
  • If the classes are closed, look for other classes that have space available.
  • Pay fees promptly to avoid a financial hold that will prevent you from adding additional classes.


What charges are included in the drop criteria?

  • Students who owe more than $23 for enrollment fees, non-resident fees, bachelor’s fees, or special course fees (e.g. Dosimetry, Fashion) will be dropped from the unpaid classes. Students who owe only the Student Health and/or Student Representation fees will not be dropped. However, please remember that these are mandatory fees and must be paid.

If I'm dropped for non-payment, will all my fees be reversed?

  • You can expect to receive a 100% reversal on all charges related to enrollment fees for any class that you are dropped from for non-payment of fees. If all classes for the term are dropped, the Student Health and Student Representation fees will also be reversed.

I was dropped. Why do I have an “Overdue Balance” Service Indicator (hold)?

  • When you are dropped from classes for non-payment, you no longer owe the fees for those classes. However, you may still owe the Student Health and/or Student Representation fees, or you may owe a balance from a prior term that causes an Overdue Balance hold. This hold will prevent enrollment in additional classes. The hold will be released once your full balance is paid.

Do I keep my spot in classes after being dropped for non-payment?

  • Unfortunately, no. Your class registrations are canceled entirely, and the seats are made available to other students. You will need to register from scratch, depending on class availability at that time. 

Which students are protected from Drop for Non-Payment?

Students who meet any of the following criteria are protected from Drop for Non-Payment for the specific term:

  • San Diego Promise Students
  • Students using veterans benefits
  • Students enrolled in a Payment Plan
  • Students who owe only Student Health and/or Student Representation fees
  • Apprentices
  • Current high school students
  • Students with anticipated financial aid


  • Your California residency for tuition purposes is determined by questions you answered on your admissions application. California residents are charged $46 per unit. Non-California-resident students are charged an additional $331 per unit.

  • Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible to have your status changed to California resident. Or you may qualify for a residency exception that waives the non-resident fees.

  • The Residency team in the Admissions office on campus can answer your questions about residency. Please contact them as soon as possible, so they may assist you.

  • City College Residency                 (619) 388-3475                 cityres@sdccd.edu
    Mesa College Residency              (619) 388-2682                 SdMesaAdmissions@sdccd.edu
    Miramar College Residency          (619) 388-7844                 miraadm@sdccd.edu


Contact your college Student Accounting office for questions about fees or about your balance due.





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