Tuition & Fees

El Camino College offers a great education value. California residents pay just $46 per unit in enrollment fees (our equivalent of tuition) and our graduates’ record of success shows the true worth of an El Camino degree or certificate.

Financial aid can cover some or all of your college costs. Use the information here to see how much El Camino costs before you apply your aid.

Consult our Net Price Calculator for a more detailed look at potential aid, college fees, and expenses like housing and transportation. You can also visit the Cost of Attendance page to see samples of what a financial aid budget will be based on residency and dependency status.

How Much Does El Camino College Cost?

You can complete a two-year El Camino degree for about $3,000 in tuition and fees. See this fee breakdown below for details:

Required Fee Description Cost
Enrollment Fee Per-unit fee for all students (except those concurrently enrolled in high school) $46 per unit
Non-Resident Tuition Per-unit fee for students who aren’t California residents (enrollment fees also apply) $296 per unit
Health Fee Per-term fee for all students $26 per fall or spring semester, $22 per summer session

Student Representation Fee Per-term fee for all students $2 per term
Instructional Materials Fee Per-course fee for students enrolled in specific courses (see schedule of classes) Varies
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
Credit by Examination Testing fee for credit by examination $46 per unit
Degree/Certificate Replacement Fee Fee for each degree/certificate replaced $20
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

Additional Information

Students pay $26 per semester ($22 per summer term) to cover the operation, supervision, programs and services of the Student Health Center. Students must have paid the health fee and be currently enrolled and attending at least one for-credit course to access the services provided by Student Health Services. The Student Health Center is closed during the winter term.

There are exceptions under these conditions:

  1. Students who depend exclusively upon prayer for healing in accordance with the teachings of a bona fide religious sect, denomination or organization. Students who qualify for this exception may obtain a Health Services Fee Waiver form in the Student Support Services Division Office. All fee-waiver requests must be submitted by the second week of the term.
  2. Students will not be required to pay the student health fee if they are enrolled only in noncredit classes or apprenticeship classes.

All the above students exempted from paying the health services fee, if currently enrolled and attending at least one for-credit, may choose to pay the fee through the Cashier’s Office at any time during the exempted term in order to access Student Health Services.

Student health services are provided for students 18 years of age or older who pay the mandatory fee. High school students permitted to attend the college on a concurrent enrollment basis are not eligible for student health services.

College students under 18 years of age who are subject to other admissions criteria must pay the student health fee and submit a parental or guardian consent form to receive most services.

Children, including children of students, are not permitted in the Student Health Center.

Educational materials and resources, as well as referrals to off-campus medical and mental health clinics may be found at the Student Health Services webpage.

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.