International Student Tuition & Fees

Basic Fees:
Tuition $378 per unit  effective Fall 2022*
All international students are required to take a minimum of 12 units per semester.
Health Services Fee $21 per semester
Student Center Fee $1 per unit (up to $10/academic year)
Student Representation Fee $2 per semester
Books $3,000 (approximately, 2 semesters)
Student Activity Card Fee $15 per semester
Parking Fee $46 per semester (if you have a car)

Estimated Expenses For One Academic Year (9 months) Based On 12 Units Per Semester:  $23,300 USD*
*Effective Fall 2022. Personal expenses are not included in this estimate. All posted fees are subject to change without notice.

Living Expenses $11,000 (based on average Homestay prices)
Tuition and Fees $9,300 (2 semesters) – Based on 12 units in each Fall or Spring term
If you have dependents:
If your dependents will accompany you on F-2 visas, add the following to the $23,300:
1. Spouse…………….$5,100 USD                 2. Child………………$2,600 USD
(per child)
Sickness/Accident Insurance:
All international students are required to have sickness and accident insurance while attending Palomar College. The Office of International Education has information about the required Sickness/Accident policy designed especially for international students.  The current policy (2022-2023) costs $1,710 per year (12 months).
Fall Policy  $712.50
Spring/Summer Policy  $997.50
Annual Policy  $1,710, approximate cost
Homestay:           $1,000/month paid to the host family
Placement Fee:    $300 paid to the Homestay program
See our Housing Accommodations link in the menu on the left.
Palomar Colleges does not have any dormitories.
Apartments    $1,500 – $2000/month + utilities, etc.
There are many apartments located near the college and in the nearby communities.  See our Housing Accommodations link in the menu on the left.