Entrance fees are typically larger ($30k - $1 million or more) and partially or fully refundable fees charged by continuing care retirement communities. Community fees are typically smaller ($500 - $10k or more), but are non-refundable and are charged by what the senior living industry calls "rental" communities. Both are paid at or near move-in and are only charged once. A community will either charge an entrance fee or a community fee, but never both.