Drop for Non-Payment

Effective Spring 2022: 

The Coast District updated our Drop for Non-Payment policy beginning with the Intersession/Spring 2022 registration cycle. Students with an unpaid balance of $25 or more must pay their fees prior to the scheduled drop for non-payment date. (See Below) Please check your MyCoastPortal for your Intersession/Spring registration window.

If you are unable to pay the balance due on your account by the scheduled drop for non-payment dates, please reach out to us to review possible payment options that may be available to you in order to remain in your 2022 classes. You may contact Admissions & Records via chat, Enrollment Chat or you can call 714-892-7711 for more information.

You also might want to visit the Financial Aid web page. They are here to assist you with all your questions regarding the student financial aid process. We encourage all students to apply for financial aid, as a variety of assistance may be available. For additional information, contact via chat, Financial Aid Chat  or email

Intersession/Spring 2022

Students who have not paid their account balance in full may be dropped for non-payment of fees as follows:
November 18, 2021 Thursday (2:00pm): For registration between October 25 and November 7
December 2, 2021 Thursday (2:00pm): For registration between November 8 and November 21
December 9, 2021 Thursday (2:00pm): For registration between November 22 and November 28
December 16, 2021 Thursday (2:00pm): For registration between November 29 and December 5
January 13, 2022 Thursday (2:00pm): For registration between December 6 and January 2
January 20, 2022 Thursday (2:00pm): For registration between January 3 and January 16
January 27, 2022 Thursday (2:00pm): For registration between January 17 and January 23
January 28, 2022 Friday (2:00pm): For registration between January 24 and January 27
This is the final drop for non-payment for Spring 2022 registration. Any registration that has occured through January 27 and not been paid will be dropped for non-payment.
Any registration that occurs on or after January 28th will not be dropped for non-payment. Students that enroll are responsible for paying their fees or withdrawing from classes prior to the refund deadline to cancel fees.

IMPORTANT: Ultimately, students are responsible for any fees incurred and grades received. It is the students responsibility to drop classes by the State mandated refund deadline to avoid fee obligations and MUST print a student class program (available via MyGWC) to verify all withdrawals regardless of drop for non-payment schedule. Not showing up to class for the first class meeting does not equate to withdrawing from a class. If you do not attend a class in which you are enrolled you must drop yourself from the class by the refund deadline. Drops are completed online via MyGWC.

Third Party Payment Plan:

Have you registered for courses, owe over $150, and need a payment plan for your current registration term? Please visit the Cashnet Payment Portal. for set-up! Payment plans must be set-up by 12:00 pm the day of our scheduled drop for non-payment to ensure you are not dropped from all courses including waitlisted courses.  The amount you sign up for on the Payment Plan must equal your total amount due for the registration term or your plan will not be valid, and your classes will be dropped.  Balances due from prior terms cannot be added to a current Payment Plan.

Residency Documentation

All documents must be turned into Admissions and Records by the end of the third week of the semester the student is trying to establish California residency. Requests after this date will not go into effect until the following semester. For more infomation please visit the Residency webpage.

Term Residency Determination Date
(Proofs must be dated by/prior to)
Reclassification Petition Window Opens: Deadline to submit Petition and proofs
Fall 2021 August 29, 2020 May 24, 2021 September 19, 2021
Intersession/Spring 2022 January 30, 2021 October 4, 2021 February 21, 2022
Summer 2022 June 12, 2021 March 21, 2022 July 4, 2022
Fall 2022 August 28, 2021 May 23, 2022 September 19, 2022

Note - Students who are in the process of requesting a change of residency and/or their residency reclassification is pending must meet the fee obligation and refund deadlines for each course in which they enroll in order to cancel their fees. You may find these deadlines on your Student Class Schedule located in your Student Portal. Click here for step by step instructions on how to locate your Student Class Schedule. Any student seeking reclassification after the deadline or after the semester has ended will be denied and will be responsible for all outstanding fees.

Petition for Graduation

Graduation Period AA/AS Filing Period ADT Filing Period
Summer July 1 - August 1 July 1 - August 1
Fall August 15 - November 15 August 15 - September 15
Spring January 15 - April 15 January 15 - February 15

For more graduation infomation and the petition please visit the Graduation webpage.

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