Estimated Expenses
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Estimated Expenses

The following are estimated expenses for one academic year-fall and spring semesters (it does not include costs for the optional summer and winter sessions). Actual costs may vary. All figures are in US dollars. Tuition and fees are due in full at the time of registration.  

Applicants must show official proof of funding prior to being admitted to El Camino College. A $21,000 USD bank statement in the student’s name, or in sponsor’s name, is required upon application. An additional $5,000 per dependent is required if applicable.

Estimated Yearly Expenses
El Camino Community College
2019-2020 Academic Year

Tuition & Fees Per Unit

Tuition & Fees Per Year (minimum 12 units per semester x 2 semesters-fall and spring)



Health Fee: $20/semester (required)


Student Representative Fee: $0.50/semester (required)


Medical Insurance: $631.50/semester (must be purchased through ECC)


Parking Fee: $35/semester (optional)


Student Activities Fee: $15/semester (optional)


Books & Supplies (estimated cost)

$800 (est)

Living Expenses-10 months (estimated cost)

$7750 (est)

Food-10 months (estimated cost)

$1500 (est)

Personal Expenses (estimated cost)

$1200 (est)

TOTAL: (Fall and Spring)

$20,800 (est)

*The above fees represent the minimum established tuition and living expenses that an international student can expect to pay while attending El Camino Community College. Applicants must show funding of U.S. $21,000 in order to receive the I-20. The I-20 is the document needed to apply for the F-1 Visa. Fees are subject to change at any time. Summer session and winter session fees are not included above as summer and winter terms are optional. The college health insurance plan must be purchased by all international students.