Cost of Attendance

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is the estimated total amount it will cost you to go to El Camino College for that academic year (fall & spring semesters). The enrollment fee is $46 per unit at El Camino. The COA budget is also a component used to determine the amount of financial aid assistance a student will need. The tables below provides a detailed breakdown of required and optional fees to attend ECC full time (24 units per year).

How Much Does El Camino College Cost?

You can attend El Camino full time for $1,156 in tuition and fees per year. How does that compare to other schools?

California Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2022

 California Colleges compare costs for 2022

See How Much You Can Save

With classes at only $46 per unit, El Camino College offers a world-class education at much more affordable prices than California State University (CSU), University of California (UC) and private colleges. Students can save a ton of money and minimize loans by starting at ECC and then transferring to a four-year university or using their degree or certificate to get a job. 

 

Compared to CSU the same General Education classes at ECC cost $6,394 less (85% Savings)

Compared to UC the same General Education classes at ECC cost $14,196 less (92% Savings)

Compared to California Private Colleges the same General Education classes at ECC cost $34,483 less (97% Savings)

Make the smart choice and get a degree or certificate for a fraction of the cost at ECC.

Cost of Attendance 2023-24

 

Budget Item Budget Description Cost At Home (with Parent) Off Campus
Enrollment Fee Per-unit fee for all students enrolled $46 per unit $1,104 $1,104
Health Fee Per-term fee for all students $26 per fall or spring semester, $22 per summer session $52 $52
Student Representation Fee Per-term fee for all students $2 per term $4 $4
Books & Supplies Estimated cost for books, and equipment $89 per unit $2,136 $2,136
Food & Housing Estimated monthly costs associated with Food & Housing to attend El Camino College $1,125 per month (At home)  /  $2,159 per month (Off Campus) $10,125 $19,431
Transportation Estimated transportation costs to commute back and forth to campus $179 per month (At home)  /  $196 per month (Off Campus) $1,611 $1,764
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses Estimated cost for personal expenses $401 per month (At Home)  /  $492 per month (Off Campus) $3,609 $4,428
  $18,641 $28,919

 

 

Budget Item Budget Description Cost At Home (with Parent) Off Campus
Enrollment Fee Per-unit fee for all students enrolled $46 per unit $1,104 $1,104
Non-Resident Tuition Per-unit fee for students who are not California residents (enrollment fees also apply) $296 per unit $7,104 $7,104
Health Fee Per-term fee for all students $26 per fall or spring semester, $22 per summer session $52 $52
Student Representation Fee Per-term fee for all students $2 per term $4 $4
Books & Supplies Estimated cost for books, and equipment $89 per unit $2,136 $2,136
Food & Housing Estimated monthly costs associated with Food & Housing to attend El Camino College $1,125 per month (At home)  /  $2,159 per month (Off Campus) $10,125 $19,431
Transportation Estimated transportation costs to commute back and forth to campus $179 per month (At home)  /  $196 per month (Off Campus) $1,611 $1,764
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses Estimated cost for personal expenses $401 per month (At Home)  /  $492 per month (Off Campus) $3,609 $4,428
  $25,745 $36,023

 

 

Optional/Other Fee Description Cost
Student Activities Fee Optional fee providing access to discounts and events $15
Parking Fee Optional per-term fee for students parking vehicles or motorcycles on campus

(No Fee for Fall 2023, Winter 2024 and Spring 2024 Terms)

$35 per fall or spring semester for automobiles 
$20 per summer or winter session for automobiles 
$20 per semester or session for motorcycles 

Transcript/Verification Fee Per-copy fee for transcripts or verification (first two copies free) $6 per copy for regular requests 
$9 per copy for emergency requests (in-person request only) 
Returned check fee Processing fee for returned checks $20 per returned check
Nonresident Application Fee Fee for out-of-state and international applicants $50
F1 Visa Student Health Insurance Insurance fee for international students on F1 visas $707.58

Consult our Net Price Calculator for a more detailed look at potential aid, college fees, and expenses like housing and transportation.

Questions? Contact Us

Financial Aid Lab

Student Services Building 229

Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

Phone: (310)660-3593 ext. 5493

Financial Aid Help Desk

Online Financial Aid Support

Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 

Email: eccfaid@elcamino.edu