Adult and Career Education
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is the Adult School adjusting their fees?
Adult Education programs statewide have been impacted by the State budget crisis.
Additionally, the Adult School funding (along with over 40 other programs) is now
categorized as a Tier III categorical program. Before the state budget crisis, the Adult
School was able to generate revenue by the number of students that attended the school.
That is no longer the case.
Will there be a fee adjustment for all classes offered at the Adult School?
No. Not all classes offered at the Adult School will be affected. The High School
Diploma, GED Preparation, Adult Basic Education and English as a Second
Language classes will continue to be free to our community. The fees adjustment
will be Career Technical, Older Adult and Parent Education classes.
If a student is already enrolled in a program that the fees are going to be adjusted,
will the fee adjustment apply?
The adjusted fees will only apply to new students registering for a class. Returning
students will continue to pay the original fees of the course that they are enrolled in.
Will fees be increased by quarter, semester, or year?
The course fees is based on the class.
How was the fee adjustment determined?
A committee, The Alternative Revenue Committee (ARC), was established to
explore the fee adjustment. The committee included adult students, teachers,
classified staff, and administrators. The increase in fees has been discussed with
Board Members, Cabinet, student leadership team, the community advisory
committees, site and district staffs during the various stages over the last two years.
What did the Alternative Revenue Committee consider when adjusting the
The committee considered the following: the cost of providing specialized classes;
the number of hours of instruction provided in a specific class; the availability of
Federal Financial Aid and other financial sponsoring agencies; and fees that have
been instituted in neighboring school districts.
Will student get a price savings for living in the Pomona Unified School
Students who live within PUSD boundaries will have an additional savings in the
class that they enroll in. Additional savings can be obtained if the student that lives
in the PUSD boundaries pays cash. Proposed registration fees for students from
outside of Pomona Unified School District are recommended to be higher than for
students that live inside the PUSD boundaries.
What financial aid opportunities or programs can assist in paying fees?
The vast majority of our current students are eligible to participate in, and receive
financial aid and/or Employment Development Department (EDD) Workforce
Center programs. Financial Aid, GAIN (Greater Avenues for Independence) and
EDD programs would cover the cost of class fees and materials.
If the student is on financial aid, will there be a fee waiver until my financial aid
arrives, or will I have to wait to start my class once I receive my first financial aid
Registration, books and supplies are all paid by your financial aid program once your
paperwork is complete and an award letter is granted.