Tuition and Fees

Important Message Regarding Financial Aid and Course Drops for Non-Payment

Due to the complications with the 2024-2025 FAFSA/CADAA, students will continue to see delays with the processing of their financial aid application, including the California College Promise Grant Fee Waiver (CCPG). As a result, students will not be dropped for non-payment. All students that decide to not take their course(s) are responsible for dropping their classes prior to the refund/waiver of fees deadline. Once available, the Financial Aid Office will begin processing financial aid awards and notifying students as soon as possible. If payment was made prior to an approved Financial Aid award, a refund will be processed for the student automatically. Please continue to check your Palomar email for future updates.

Fees for Summer and Fall 2024

Mandatory FeesIn-State
Non-Resident &
Enrollment Fee$46 per unit$46 per unit
Health Fee (Fall and Spring)$26 per semester$26 per semester
Health Fee (Summer)$22 per semester$22 per semester
Student Center Fee (up to $10 annually)$1 per unit$1 per unit
Non-Resident Tuition (Summer 2024)$332 per unit
Non-Resident Tuition (Fall 2024)$356 per unit
Audit Fee$15 per unit$15 per unit

Fees are subject to change without notice. If fees change by State Law after registration has begun, students will be required to pay the difference.

For more information on overall Cost of Attendance, please see our Cost of Attendance information.

Optional Fees

All Optional fees are non-refundable

  • Student Representation Fee – $2 per term
  • Student Activity Card – $15 per term
  • Student Parking Permit
    • Summer- $34 per term for automobiles (up to 5 registered cars, motorcycles, etc.)
    • Fall/Spring-$46 per term for automobiles (up to 5 registered cars, motorcycles, etc.)
    • CCPG All Terms- $26 per term for automobiles for students that qualify for CCPG (up to 5 registered cars, motorcycles, etc.)
    • $20 per term for a motorcycle only permit
  • Transcript Verification – Reg. $5/Rush $10
  • Additional I-20 Forms- $2.

Acceptable Payment Methods

Through your MyPalomar AccountPalomar College Cashier’s Office
1140 W. Mission Rd.
San Marcos, CA 92069
Current term payment plan available- Nelnet Payment Plan All payments accepted at the Main Cashier’s Office in San Marcos
ACH and Credit Card Accepted Check or Money Order AcceptedACH and Credit Card AcceptedCash, Check, Money Order, and Credit Cards Accepted
Online Payment InstructionsInclude ID number with PaymentFor Past Due Payment plan, please contact the Cashier’s OfficeTuition, Fees, and Activity Card payments accepted in Fallbrook, Escondido, and Rancho Bernardo

International Payment Options Now Available! Follow Online Payment Instruction for more information.

For all payments using a credit card, cardholder must be present with valid ID. All returned checks will be assessed a $20 returned check fee

Refund Information

Previous Fees by Semester

Updated  05/21/24 CS