The Student Activity Fee was voted upon by the Associated Students Board in 2009 with the goal of enriching the student experience at Pasadena City College.

It provides funds for over 70 plus programs throughout the campus including but not limited to:

  • Supplementary instructional activities, including hosting esteemed speakers and authors, supporting programs like Lancer Radio, the PCC Inscape magazine, and Freedom Writers.
  • Associated Students events and activities.
  • Cultural experiences via the Cross-Cultural Center.
  • Free leadership workshops via the Cardinal & Gold program.
  • Homecoming events.
  • PCC’s athletics teams (including travel and competition admission fees).
  • PCC’s band program.
  • PCC’s main commencement ceremony and additional cultural graduation events.
  • Student clubs and their events.
  • The Child Development Center - for students who are also parents.

The Student Activity fee also helps fund the U-Pass transit program which provides low-cost or free buss passes to assist with students’ transportation needs.

The Student Activity Fee is optional and is paid as part of your tuition fees. We thank you for your support, but if you wish to receive a refund please complete the form below and fill it out. If you have registered for multiple semesters (e.g. winter and spring), please fill out a separate form for each semester.

Note: Refunds are only available until the 3rd week of the semester, on the last day classes are in session for that week.

The windows when you can request refunds for the 2024-2025 Academic Year are as follows:

  • Fall 2024: August 26, 2024 to September 14, 2024
  • Winter 2025: Jaunary 6, 2025 to January 24, 2025
  • Spring 2025: February 18, 2025 to March 8, 2025