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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 registration window.

Please Note: If you have Financial Aid covering your classes, please know it does not cover the COLLEGE SERVICE CHARGE, STUDENT HEALTH FEE, or STUDENT REPRESENTATION FEE. 

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 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 FinAid@gwc.cccd.edu

Fall 2022 Non-Payment Schedule

Students who have not paid their account balance in full may be dropped for non-payment of fees as follows:

July 14, 2022 (3:00 p.m.): For registration between June 20 and July 7

July 21, 2022 (3:00 p.m.): For registration between July 8 and July 14

July 28, 2022 (3:00 p.m.): For registration between July 15 and July 21

August 4, 2022 (3:00 p.m.): For registration between July 22 and July 28

August 11, 2022 (3:00 p.m.): For registration between July 29 and August 4

August 18, 2022 (3:00 p.m.): For registration between August 5 and August 11

August 25, 2022 (3:00 p.m.): For registration between August 12 and August 18

August 26, 2022 (3:00 p.m.): For registration between August 19 and August 25

August 26th is the final drop for non-payment for Fall 2022 registration. Any registration that has occurred through August 25th and not been paid will be dropped for non-payment.
Any registration that occurs on or after August 26th 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.
Once the Term has Started
Students who register for classes after the session begins WILL NOT be dropped for non-payment. Students will incur a financial obligation to the college AND a hold will be placed on their record if payment is not received. This hold will block future registration (adds, drops), obtaining transcripts, grades, diplomas, or verification of enrollment until all fees are paid.

IMPORTANT: 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. Students are strongly encouraged to print a student class program (available via MyGWC) to verify the drop. (The class will no longer appear on the student class program.)  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 WITH CASHNET:

If you owe over $150 and are unable to pay the balance due on your account by the scheduled drop for non-payment dates, we do have a payment agreement option. We do not want you to lose your classes:

Cashnet is a company that will break your balance down into three payments, the first being the day you sign-up. The other two payments are spread throughout the semester. When you sign up for the Payment Plan you must enter your total amount due for the registration term or your plan will not be valid, and all courses including waitlisted courses will be dropped. Balances due from prior terms cannot be added to a current Payment Plan. Click "View payment plan options" and then enter your balance into the "Plan amount" box. (To find your balance click here: How to find your class schedule/web schedule bill.) Please click on this link to start: Cashnet Payment Portal
Help number for Cashnet: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM EST at 1-877-821-0625
If you are interested in signing up for the payment agreement option, please do so before 12pm on the scheduled drop for non-payment date.
Note: No payment plan can be set-up once the semester has started.

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 information 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 information and the petition please visit the Graduation webpage.

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