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Expenses & Funding

Find out how much it will cost to be a student in the International Student Program.

Estimated Expenses

The following are estimated expenses for one academic year (fall and spring semesters) at El Camino College.

Please note: The overview 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.  

Proof of Funding

Applicants must show official proof of funding prior to being admitted to El Camino College. A $21,500 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 Expenses for 2020-21 Academic Year
Tuition & Fees Per Unit $361/unit 
Tuition & Fees Per Year (minimum 12 units per semester x 2 semesters-fall and spring) $8,664/year 
Health Fee: $21/semester (required) $42
Student Representative Fee: $0.50/semester (required) Study Abroad Preview: Columbia
Medical Insurance: $654.18/6 months (must be purchased through ECC) $2
Parking Fee: $35/semester (optional) $70
Student Activities Fee: $15/semester (optional) $30
Books & Supplies (estimated cost) $800 (est)
Living Expenses-10 months (estimated cost) $7,750 (est)
Food-10 months (estimated cost) $1,500 (est)
Personal Expenses (estimated cost) $1,200 (est)
TOTAL: (Fall and Spring) $21,320 (est)
The above fees represent the minimum established tuition and living expenses that an international student can expect to pay while attending El Camino College. Applicants must show funding of U.S. $21,500 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.