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Tuition & Fees

Below are the tuition and fees for attending Cuyamaca College. A typical full-term semester at Cuyamaca is 12 units.

Item Cost
Enrollment Fee (mandatory) $46/unit
International / Non-Resident Enrollment Fee
* Exemptions from paying nonresident tuition's below

additional $265/unit                                  **Fee will go up to $290 beginning Fall 2020** 


Health Fee (mandatory)

$20 Fall & Spring, $17 Summer

Student Center Construction Fee * (mandatory) $1/unit (max $5)
Student Representation Fee (mandatory)

$1                                                    **Fee will go up to $2 beginning Summer 2020**

Parking Permit (one semester) $40 Fall & Spring, $18 Summer
Parking Permit (one day) $2
Student Benefit CoyoteCard *

$12 Fall & Spring

$6 Summer

* Student Center Construction Fee is not mandatory for the summer session.

* Exemptions from Paying Nonresident Tuition's:
Education Code section 68075.6 grants an immediate nonresident tuition exemption to eligible Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) holders & refugee students who settle in California upon entering the United States. This exemption is granted for one year from the date the
student settled in California upon entering the US. This exemption applies to the following:

  • Iraqi citizens or nationals (and their spouses & children) who were employed by or on behalf of the U.S. Government in Iraq (Pub.L.No. 110-181, & 1244)
  • Afghan & Iraqi translators (and their spouses & children) who worked directly with the United States Armed Forces (Pub.L.No 109-163, & 1059)
  • Afghanistan nationals who were employed by or on behalf of the U.S. government or in the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan (Pub.L.No. 111-8, & 602)
  • Refugee students admitted to the U.S. under Section 1157 of Title 8 of the United States Code

Low-income California residents may have their fees waived. It is recommended that full-time students budget approximately $750 per semester or $375 for summer for books and supplies.

Students attending both Cuyamaca and Grossmont Colleges pay parking fees on ONE CAMPUS only. Enrollment fees for these students are calculated on a district basis.

See the cost savings!

Take a look at the chart below to see how much Cuyamaca College compares to other universities in the local area (for one year equivalent education):

Institution Application Fee Tuition & Fees Parking Fee Total Cost
Cuyamaca $0 $1,152 $80 $1,232
SDSU $55 $6,976 $324 $7,355
UCSD $70 $15,390 $732 $16,192
FIDM $25 $28,920 $0 $28,945
USD $55 $44,000 $280 $44,335
National $60 $13,616 $0 $13,676

*Fees & estimated costs are subject to change.

Last Updated: 02/25/2020
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