Tuition and Fees

Financial Obligation & Payment

Payment may be made by any of the following options:

  • Online: Sign-in to PiratesNet and click the Pay on My Account link
  • By Mail: Modesto Junior College, Attn: Business Services, 435 College Ave. Modesto, CA 95350
  • In-Person: MJC East Campus, Student Services Building, 1st floor

Find more information about payments here.

Students are responsible for all tuition and fees of classes for which they are registered. Failure to attend classes will not release students from this financial obligation to Modesto Junior College. It is the student’s responsibility to drop classes by the applicable deadlines as noted on the student’s class schedule, as noted in the online Class Schedule details, and as posted on the Academic Calendar.

Failure to pay all fees may result in the student account being sent to collections. For more information, please review our Policies & Procedures.

Modesto Junior College Fee Schedule

Mandatory Fees

Enrollment Fee $46 per unit
Upper-Division BS Enrollment Fee $84 per unit, plus Enrollment Fee
California Non-Resident Fee (includes International and Foreign Students) $290 per unit, plus Enrollment Fee
Student Center Fee $1 per unit; max. of $10 annually
Health Services Fee

$20 per term (Spring and Fall)

$17 Summer term only

Other Fees

Student Representation Fee $2 per semester
Student Activity Fee $10 per semester
Class Audit Fee $15 per unit 
Parking Permit*

$30 per term (Spring & Fall)

$15 Summer term only

$2 for daily parking pass
Returned Check Fee** $25 per returned payment
Returned Card Payment Fee** $25 per returned payment

Fee Details

Enrollment Fee

Each student will pay an enrollment fee based on the number of units they register for each term. Enrollment fees apply to all students except those who qualify for the California College Promise Grant fee waiver (CCPG), or to Dual Enrollment students (junior high and high school) registered for less than 11.5 units. Fee waiver status must be established before registering for classes. 

Upper-Division BS Enrollment Fee

Students enrolled in upper-division baccalaureate degree courses pay a BS enrollment fee, in addition to the enrollment fee, for each unit registered in a term. Click here for more information about this program.

California Non-Resident Fee

California Non-Resident and International students pay a non-resident tuition fee, in addition to the enrollment or BS enrollment fee, for each unit registered in a term. AB540 and AB2000 include details regarding exemption. Please see the Applying for Admission to MJC section of the MJC Course Catalog for residency information, or contact Enrollment Services.

Student Center Fee

Established by 2/3 vote of the entire MJC student body to enact a student center fee of $1 per unit, up to a maximum of $10 per academic year, for the purpose of operating and maintaining Student Center facilities on the East and West campuses. 

For more information about this fee, please visit MJC ASMJC.

Health Services Fee

The Health Services fee provides students with a variety of health care services on both campuses. This mandated fee is applicable to all students, regardless of units registered, unless they meet one of the following exemptions pursuant to education code §76355:

  • Any student who depends exclusively on prayer for healing (documentary evidence of such an affiliation is required)
  • An individual apprentice in apprenticeship classes only

Additional exemptions may be considered. Exemption forms are available through the Office of the Vice President of Student Services (East Campus, Morris Building, Room 207).

Please visit MJC Health Services for more information about their services, hours, and locations.

Student Representation Fee

Established by 2/3 vote of the entire MJC student body, funds are used by the Associated Students of Modesto Junior College (ASMJC) to represent student concerns at the campus, local, state, and federal government levels. Students may refuse this fee by completing the Optional Fee Waiver Form available online here.

For more information about this fee, please visit MJC ASMJC.

Student Activity Fee

The Student Activity fee provides students with membership to ASMJC, and helps to fund student-oriented activities, events, and services. Students may refuse this fee and access to all ASMJC services and benefits by completing the Optional Fee Waiver Form available online here

For more information about this fee, please visit MJC ASMJC.

Class Audit Fee

Required of students who have met the repetition limit for credit courses. Once all required signatures have been obtained, fees may be paid with the Business Services office. Students enrolled to receive credit for 10 or more units at the time audit enrollment occurs will not be assessed the fee for up to 3 units.  The Application for Course Audit is available here.

Parking Permit Fee

Students may purchase semester parking passes online at Daily parking permits are available at cash-only vending machines located at the entrance of each parking lot on both campuses. Visit Campus Safety for more information.

Returned Check Fee

A $25 fee may be assessed to student accounts for checks returned as NSF. Please review the Return Check Policy here for more information.

Returned Card Payment Fee

A $25 fee may be assessed to student accounts for reversed card payments which result in a chargeback to MJC. Please review the Return Card Payment Policy here for more information.