Program FAQs

Q. Who teaches the classes?

A. Fee-based classes are taught by experts in their fields who bring hands-on, practical information to the classroom. They present class materials in a format that is appropriate to the audience served.


Q. Who can enroll?

A. Fee-based classes are open to all members of the community. Classes which have age restrictions will indicate this in the class descriptions.


Q. Should I pre-enroll?

A. Pre-enrollment is very important!

  1. Class sizes are limited and early enrollment may assure your place in a high demand class.
  2. Classes that do not meet minimum student enrollment may be cancelled before the first session. Your timely registration may help ensure this necessary enrollment figure.


Q. How do I register?

A. At this time, only Online:  registration is available. To register online, please click here.

Q. When/how do I pay the registration fees?

A. Registration fees are due at the time of enrollment. Enrollment will not be processed without the payment of fees. Online enrollment requires payment by credit card (Visa/MC) only.

 Q. Do you offer any kind of financial aid?

A. Unfortunately, there is no financial aid available to assist with tuition fees. Because fee-based classes are not state-funded, we must use tuition fees to pay for all overhead costs.

 Q. Do I have to pay for parking?

A. Diablo Valley College offers a student parking permit to allow parking in student parking lots and on roads on campus. You may purchase a $40 permit per Spring or Fall term for a car or motorcycle or $25 for Summer term. Daily Parking permits may also be purchased for $3. each day. Fees are subject to change at any time. Parking permits are not needed from 5 p.m. Friday evening through Sunday.

 Q. Will I get a refund if I drop?

A. As stated in the Contra Costa Community College District Business Procedure 3.05, item #5: Full refund of fees will be made if (1) the college cancels the activity, (2) the activity is over enrolled and the enrollment request is denied, or (3) the enrollee requests a refund one week (7 days) prior to the first session of the activity. No partial refunds will be made.

 Q. Why do classes get cancelled?

A. Class sessions may be cancelled due to low enrollment. Because our fee-based classes are self-supporting and not funded by taxpayers’ dollars, we rely on registration fees to pay for all associated costs.

 Q. Disability accommodations

A. Diablo Valley College is ADA compliant. If you have special needs, please contact our Disability Support Services (DSS) department at 925-685-1230 ext. 2546.

 Q. Non-residents of California

A. Non-residents of California are welcome to take fee-based classes. However, enrollment must be processed in-person at the Admissions and Records Office located in the Student Services Center.

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