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Palomar College Tuition & Cost

San Marcos, California

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State California Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Palomar College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,970
Other Fees$50
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $15,084
Other Expenses Budget$5,274
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Palomar College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,970
Other Fees$50
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $15,084
Other Expenses Budget$5,274

Residents of California pay an annual total price of $23,666 to attend Palomar College on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $1,288 for tuition, $1,970 for books and supplies and $50 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $31,226 which is 31.9% higher than California residents. The tuition charge is $8,848 while books and supplies are $1,970 and other fees come in at $50.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Palomar College when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
Net Price by Income Palomar College
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$2,891
$30,001 to $48,000$3,367
$48,001 to $75,000$6,271
$75,001 to $110,000$8,423

The average reported annual net price for Palomar College for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $6,988 in 2018/2019. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

77% of full-time undergrad Palomar College received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $4,275 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 0% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $3,430.

Finanical Aid Palomar College
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $4,275 77%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $330 11%
Pell Grants $4,734 34%
Other Federal Grants $455 15%
State and Local Grants $2,043 76%
Federal Student Loans $3,430 0%
Other Student Loans $0 0%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Palomar College, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $14,028. The loan balance of $14,028 is a two year multiple of the $7,014 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $134 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $14,028
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $133.84
Total Interest Paid $2,033.11
Sum of All Loan Payments $16,061.11

Projected 2 Year Degree Price

2 Year Sticker Price
Year California Residents Non Residents
1 $23,666 $31,226
2 $25,323 $33,412

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 2 year associate degree and living expenses at Palomar College to be $47,332 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 7% annual increase over the next 2 years which is the national trend.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Palomar College
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
California Residents $46 $138 $184
Out of State Residents $311 $933 $1,244

Estimated cost for a class at Palomar College based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Palomar College versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Palomar College Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan No
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan No
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=120971 IPEDS survey data for Palomar College.