International Student Tuition & Fees

Basic FeesAmount
Tuition$402 per unit effective Fall 2024*
All international students are required to take a minimum of 12 units per semester.
Health Services Fee$26 per Fall and Spring semester
Student Center Fee$1 per unit (up to $10 annually- summer/fall/spring terms)
Student Representative Fee (optional)$2 per term
Books/Insurance$3,000 (approximate cost for 2 semesters)
Student Activity Card Fee$15 per semester
Parking Fee, if you drive a car to campus$46 per semester for automobiles
$20 per semester for motorcycles
Estimated Expenses for One Academic Year (9 months)
based on 12 units per semester

*Effective Fall 2024. Personal expenses are not included in this estimate.
All posted fees are subject to change without notice.
Living Expenses for you alone$13,500 (based on average Homestay prices – academic year)
Tuition and Fees$9,800 (2 semesters of 12 units each)
If you have dependents that will accompany you on F-2 visas,
add the following to the $27,500:
1. Spouse
2. Child

$3,500 per child
Sickness/Accident InsuranceAmount
All international students are required to have sickness, accident and repatriation
insurance while attending Palomar College. The Office of International Education has
arranged for a policy designed especially for international students.
Fall Semester Policy
Spring Policy
Annual Policy (fall, spring, summer)

$ 801.25
Homestay$1,500/month paid to the host family
Placement Fee$350 paid to the Homestay program
Dormitories – Palomar College does not have any on-campus housing
Apartments $2,000 – $2,500/month + utilities, etc
There are many apartments located near the college and in the nearby communities. See out Housing Accommodations link in the menu on the left.