Palomar College

San Marcos, CA, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$3,066
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$2,374
$30k - $48k
$3,004
$48k - $75k
$5,774
$75k - $110k
$7,554
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$1,338
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$8,702
Additional Costs
Books and Supplies
$1,918
Tuition Payment Plan
No
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Financial Aid Email: finaid@palomar.edu

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
16%
Average Aid Per Year
$4,556
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
16%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,631
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$690
Students receiving state aid
60%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$1,821
Students receiving federal aid
36%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,631

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
1%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$2,839
Students receiving federal loans
1%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$2,839
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$3,500
Loan Default Rate
28%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$74

What Students Are Saying

2.65 Average Rating
The school is pretty cheap. Not too expensive.
Mary from San Marcos, CA
I'm taking five classes and the total was around $500-600 for 17 units. Its still college but its a lot cheaper than a university. You can rent text books also so it's a little cheaper. There's an off campus bookstore down the street where you can also get books from.
Cate
Paying only $26 a unit, you really cant beat that. There are even books for rent and a cheap bookstore right of campus.
Heidi from Ramona, CA

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