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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Are you open for classes with the quarantine in effect?

A: Foothill Community Education has a very limited class selection.  The pool is currently shut down due to long-term maintenance, but we are offering other classes both online and in person.  Additional classes will be made available shortly.

Q: What are communty extension classes?

A: Not-for-credit Community Education classes are non-credit classes offered through Foothill Community College. They are for enrichment purposes only and students do not obtain any formal academic credit.

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Q: How do I register online?

A: We strongly recommend all students register online. To register, simply find the course you wish to enroll and add it to the shopping cart.   Click on the "sign in" link to the left.  New Students (first-time visitors) will be asked to create a new profile while Returning Students will be asked to sign in to their account. Once a profile has been created and/or a student has signed into their account, they may continue to shop for classes or proceed to checkout. Please follow credit card payment instructions. After the transaction has been completed, students will receive an email confirmation. When registering, don't forget to include your email address!

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Q: I already have a DeAnza short course account and profile–can I use it to register at Foothill for classes?

A: Unfortunately, no–you will need to create a new username and password on the Foothill site.

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Q: Do you offer any kind of financial aid?

A: No. Federal Financial Aid is not available for not-for-credit (community education) classes.

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Q: Can I pay by cash or check?

A: At this time we are only accepting credit card payments.  No in-person payments are allowed.

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Q: How do I request a refund?

A: Students may request a refund prior to the start of class. Refund requests must be submitted directly to the college and are not approved automatically. Please allow one to two weeks for processing.  To request a refund, please send an email to  A $15 processing charge per class will be deducted for any refunds issued if the cancellation is less than 15 days from the start of class. No refunds given less than 24 hours before a class begins.  A full refund will be issued if the class does not meet minimum enrollment.  Please note that this refund information pertains only to Community Education classes.  If you are trying to obtain a for-credit class refund, please go to for more information.

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Q: How much does parking cost?

A: As of Winter quarter 2023, parking at Foothill College is free.  For the future, the day-use permit is valid on the date of purchase only.  If you are interested in purchasing a permit for the quarter for the Foothill Campus, you can purchase it online.

FOR WINTER QUARTER 2023, all parking fees are waived.

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Q: How do I locate my class?

A: Visit the online Foothill College Map to locate your class.

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Q: What is your Privacy Policy?

A: Foothill College will not sell, trade or rent your personal information to others.  All information gathered stays internal within the Foothill Extension Program and may only be used for our own promotional updates, class announcements, or other relevant class/program information.

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Q: Whom may I contact for more information?

A: Please contact the Foothill Community Education office at:

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