Tuition and Fees

All tuition and fees must be paid in full at the time of registration and before entering classes. See above for registration payment instructions. These fees are subject to change without prior notice.

1. Currently legal residents of California (see “Residence Requirements”) pay $17.00 per unit. (These fees are subject to change without prior notice pending California State Legislative action). Students receiving financial aid may be exempt from paying this fee. See the Financial Aid Office for more information.

2. A limited number of Nevada residents may be eligible for an enrollment fee of $28.00 per unit pursuant to Section 76140 of the Education Code.

3. In addition to the $17.00 enrollment fee, nonresidents, both out-of-state and international, shall pay $139 per unit. This fee is determined by the Board of Directors.

4. Nonresident tuition fees will be refunded to students who withdraw from their enrollment in the Program or reduce their program in accordance with the following schedule:

A. Before or during the calendar week in which instruction begins, 100%.

B. During the second calendar week: Fall, Winter, Spring, 66.7%; Summer, none.

C. During the third calendar week: Fall, Winter, Spring, 33.3%; Summer, none.

D. After the third week, none.

5. Students are required to provide certain instructional materials which have continuing value outside of the classroom. These are tangible materials that are essential to satisfaction of course objectives, have value to the student outside the classroom, belong to the student, and may be taken home. These materials include, but are not limited to, such items as textbooks, workbooks, syllabi, computer disks, tools, uniforms, and canvases. They also include materials, such as clay, that are transformed into materials of lasting value.

6. All students must be able to provide proof of a High School diploma and or a General Equivalency Diploma (GED)

Fee Examples

California Residents registered in 4 units:

Enrollment fee: $17

Student Representation Fee $1.00

Health Fee $3.00

Tuition Fees* ($17.00 x 4 units) $56.00

$89.00 per class

Nevada Residents approved for the Good Neighbor rate and registered in 4 units:

Student Representation Fee $1.00

Health Fee $3.00

Good Neighbor Fee* ($28.00 x 4 units) $112.00

$116.00 per class

Out-of-State or International Students registered in 4 units:

Enrollment fee $17.00

Student Representation Fee: $1.00

Health Fee $3.00

Tuition Fees* ($204.00 x 4 units)

$837 per class

* Fees are subject to change without prior notice pending California State Legislative action.

Some classes carry a fee for required instructional materials. These fees are for the types of materials described above. When such fees are indicated, the materials for which the fees are levied are supplied at District cost and are sold as a convenience to students. However, students may choose not to pay the fee indicated and provide the materials themselves. Students are warned that they will not be able to complete the requirements of a course if they do not purchase or provide required instructional materials.

1. Students are advised to provide certain instructional materials of an optional nature. These are materials that enhance a student’s learning experience in the classroom, but are not essential to completion of course objectives.


Enrollment Fees, Facilities Use Fees, Good Neighbor Policy Fees, and Health Fees: A student may receive a refund:

1.   If the program cancels the class (refund should be requested before the end of the quarter in which the class was cancelled) or

2.   If the student officially withdraws from:

A.  Full quarter length classes no later than Friday of the second week of the quarter, or

B.  Classes less than a full quarter in length no later than the first business day at the 10 percent point of the length of the class. If the business day occurs after the class ends, the refund must occur prior to the start of the class. NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE AFTER THE CLASS HAS ENDED.

EXCEPTIONS: For special fees involving class field trips, see refund policy in the quarterly Schedule of Classes.

Exceptions to the refund policy may pertain to students requesting military withdrawal in accordance with California Military and Veterans' Code, section 824.


Grades, transcripts, diplomas and registration privileges, or any combination thereof, shall be withheld from any student or former student who has been provided with written notice that he or she has failed to pay a proper financial obligation due to the Tahoe Turning Point. Any item or items withheld shall be released when the student satisfactorily meets the financial obligation (Education Code Section 72237).


For Information on application procedures, or contact the Financial Aid Office at (530) 541-4594


Tahoe Turning Point students enrolled in six or more units and actively attending classes are eligible for Domestic Student Health Insurance Plan. Information is available through Student Services. There are also vision services and an optional dental plan.


Under certain circumstances, auditing of classes may be allowed. The audit policy is available in the Admissions and Records Office.

CHALLENGING A COURSE (Credit by Examination)

Students must petition to challenge a certain designated course in order to receive credit by examination. Challenge courses are listed at the beginning of each subject area in the Course Description section of the catalog. Students are strongly urged to meet with a counselor before beginning the challenge exam process.


Regular attendance in class and laboratory sessions is an obligation assumed by every student at the time of registration. Students who stop attending and are not dropped by the instructor risk receiving an “F” grade for the course. For full quarter classes students may drop with a “W” grade through the 7th week of instruction. Students may not fall below a 75% attendance and/or academic level.


All adding and dropping/withdrawing is done at the Admissions & Records office or online within the specified timelines. Withdrawing (dropping with a "W" grade) must be done in person at the Admissions & Records office.


Students may add classes through the day of the first class meeting. From the day after the first class meeting through Friday of the second week of class, students may only add with written permission of the instructor. Registration is not allowed after the course has ended. Students are strongly encouraged to register early to secure a space in the course they wish to attend. Students may not enroll in multiple sections of the same course if the course dates overlap.


Students may drop or withdraw from regular full quarter-length classes through Friday of the 7th week of the term. Please contact the Admissions & Records office for deadline information.

It is always the student's responsibility to drop or withdraw from classes. While instructors may drop students for non-attendance, students should never assume that this was done by the instructor. Please see the Attendance Policy for further information.


A student who intends to withdraw from all courses at the College must complete the necessary procedures established by the Admissions and Records Office. Failure to do so may negatively affect the student’s transcript.