Students should register for classes as soon as possible. Payment in full is required at the time of registration and when adding subsequent classes.
You will be emailed a courtesy reminder to pay your fees during the registration period.
- It is your responsibility to have a valid email address on file, to ensure you receive all time-sensitive correspondence from De Anza College. Students without email addresses should periodically review their balances due through MyPortal.
- It is your responsibility to immediately notify the college of fee charges that are incorrect.
- Need a printed invoice? See below for instructions to print an invoice from MyPortal.
If you'd like to pay online
- You can pay your fees online – through MyPortal – with a VISA, MasterCard, or Discover card. Click on the "Bill Payment" app and then on the "Pay Now" button.
- If a parent or someone else will be paying your fees, you can designate them as an “authorized user” for online payments.
- If you prefer to pay in person, see our Payment Methods webpage.
If you'd like to pay in installments
- You can set up an interest-free installment plan on MyPortal. You will be excluded from the drop for non-payment (suspended for summer session) process if signed on time. Click on the "Bill Payment" app and then on the "Payment Plan" button.
- If you pay in installments, you will need to pay one third of your balance up front, along with a $25 nonrefundable service fee.
- You will be scheduled to make two additional payments, each equivalent to a third of your balance, during the quarter.
- If you are co-enrolled (Foothill and De Anza), you just need to sign up for only one payment plan even if offered multiple plans.
- Visit our Installment Payments webpage for more details.
If you're going to drop a class
- You are responsible for officially dropping any class in which you no longer wish to be enrolled. Please drop classes as early as possible before the start of the term, so we can release your space to another student who may be on a waiting list.
- Make sure you know the last day that you can drop a class to qualify for a refund. The Academic Calendar will list the last date to drop for 12-week classes, but the deadline will vary for classes of shorter length. To check the deadline for your class, visit MyPortal and click “View Your Class Schedule” under the "Student Registration" app.
- If you drop a class or withdraw after the refund deadline for that quarter, you will be responsible for all fees and you may receive an "F" grade on your student record.
If you're absent on the first day of class
- Instructors may drop students who do not show up for the first day of a class.
- If you are unable to attend for a legitimate reason, notify your instructor before the class meets. You can request that your place be held, at the instructor’s discretion.
- Please double check your enrollment status. If you assumed that you got dropped for not showing, you will be responsible for all fees.
If your residency status has changed
- Your residency status is based on the information you provide when you apply for admission.
- If you are seeking a change of status, you must submit relevant documents to the Admission and Records office within the first two weeks of a term.
- If you submit documents after that deadline, any change in status will not take effect until the next term in which you enroll.
If you have unpaid fees, you should be aware of the policies listed below.
If your cumulative fee balance is $250 or more on the following dates, you will be dropped from all your classes and they will be released to other students to enroll.
Because of the steps involved in this process, if you add a class on a "drop for nonpayment" date and your balance reaches $250 or more, you will be dropped from all your classes, even if your payment has been accepted.
For that reason, you should always enroll and pay before the "drop for nonpayment" date each quarter.
Drop for Nonpayment Dates
Winter quarter, 2021
- Dec. 9, 2020
- Dec. 16, 2020 – THIS DEADLINE CANCELED. The Dec. 16 deadline will not be enforced and students will not be dropped for nonpayment.
Spring quarter, 2021
- Mar. 24, 2021
If you are receiving financial aid in the form of a grant or loan (not a fee waiver) that's been awarded and approved for the 2020-21 academic year, you won’t be affected by the “drop for non-payment” process.
Registration holds will be placed on delinquent accounts during the sixth week of a quarter, or second week of summer session. A registration hold will prevent you from using any services related to registering or obtaining grades, or diplomas.
You can print your own invoice from MyPortal:
- Open the "Apps" page in MyPortal and click on the "Ebill" icon.
- Click on "Select an academic period" and choose the quarter for which you want an invoice.
- Click the "View Statement" button.
- Print the statement from your computer.
Your statement will list classes in which you've enrolled for the selected term, your charges, and any credits or anticipated credits.