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Fee Details

Find information and details on fees at El Camino College.

You can complete a two-year El Camino degree for about $3,000 in tuition and fees. For a fee breakdown, visit Tuitions & Fees. For more information about each specific fee, view the following list.

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El Camino College has a strong commitment to ensuring accessibility to all of its programs and services for all residents of the District who are capable of benefiting from such programs and services. A limited number of related services that the student uses shall be supported by fees charged to students to assist defraying the costs of providing these services.

The mandatory enrollment student fee will be collected at the time of registration. The student who fails to pay this required fee at the time of registration may be dropped from classes. Grades, transcripts and diplomas will be withheld and future registration restricted. See class schedule for current fees.

The enrollment fee requirement shall not apply to students enrolled in the noncredit courses specified in Education Code Section 84711.

A student who receives Temporary Assistance For Needy Families Program (TANF), Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Program (SSI/SSP),General Assistance (GA) through the Financial Aid Office must apply for the Enrollment Fee waiver prior to the close of the second week of the semester in the Financial Aid Office. Also, if any additional documentation is required, this must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office and completed prior to the end of the school semester (Board Policy No. 5030.2).


Personal checks drawn on United States banks only, money orders or cash will be accepted for any fee paid. Discover (NOVUS), VISA and MasterCard credit cards will be honored. Checks returned by a student's bank for any reason will result in (1) suspension from enrollment, (2) denial of subsequent registration, and (3) detention of transcript until financial obligation has been satisfied. A service charge of $20 will be assessed on any returned check.


Students pay $21 per fall and spring semesters and $18 per summer term to cover the operation, supervision, programs and services of the Student Health Center. Students must be enrolled and currently attending at least one for-credit course to access the services provided by Student Health Services.


There are exceptions under these conditions:

1. Low-income students who meet the California College Promise Grant (Method A) criteria as demonstrated by appropriate support documentation of eligibility or income tax forms as they relate to qualifying income levels:

  • CalWORKs;
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF);
  • College Tuition Fee Waiver for the Dependents of Veterans (CalVet Fee Waiver);
  • General Assistance;
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI); or
  • State Supplementary Payment (SSP).

2. 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.

Students will not be required to pay the student health fee if they are enrolled only in noncredit classes or work site classes. High school students or students enrolled in contract classes only are also exempt.

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 health services.

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


El Camino College maintains a list of exceptions to the nonresident tuition requirement. Such a list will be issued by the Admissions Office to each student who is classified as a non-resident. Consideration is given to appropriate evidence submitted by the student to substantiate a change in this classification. Possible changes could go to students in the active United States military services or to those who are dependents of an active member of the United States military.

El Camino College requires a $50 application processing fee for out-of-country applicants. All fees must be paid by money orders drawn on a United States bank or by cash. Money orders drawn on out of country banks will not be honored.


Students may purchase a $35 parking permit each semester (No Fee for Fall 2021 Semester) in accordance with Education Code Section 72247. A $20 fee will be charged to those with motorcycles. Summer and winter terms will carry a $20 fee. The fee will go toward improved parking lot security. Students eligible for federal and state financial aid may be eligible for a reduced fee. Students with a handicapped placard/plate must also purchase an El Camino College semester or daily parking permit. Both the handicapped placard/plate AND the El Camino College semester or daily permit must be displayed.


All students are required to obtain a free El Camino College identification card. These cards are available in the MBBM (Manhattan Beach Boulevard Modules) 131. These cards serve as photo identification and are required for Library services, campus activities and to verify attendance in certain classes.


All students are encouraged to purchase an optional ASO Discount Benefit Pass (formerly known as the ASO Discount Sticker) for their photo identification cards during registration or at the Cashier's window. 

The ASO Discount Benefit Pass offers a variety of discounts at area businesses, theaters and amusement parks. On-campus benefits include free admission to all campus athletic events and a discount on tickets at District-sponsored Center for the Arts events. Funds from the cards help support student activities, plays and athletics. The pass is non-refundable.