Paying for College

Tuition and Fees

Nearly all fees to attend College of Marin (COM) are determined by the California State Legislature. Before registering for classes, students must clear any prior semester’s unpaid fees with the Cashiering Services Office on either campus. We strongly believe that College should be accessible to all. Review our Payment Policy for more information, including our Payment Plan option. A variety of federal, state, and community programs can help cover school and living expenses; see our Financial Aid page for more information.

Instructional Fees

Enrollment fee*: $46 per unit

Nonresident fee: $211 per unit

Nonresident capital outlay fee: $50 per unit

International student application fee (nonrefundable): $50

International student orientation fee (one time): $70

Health fee: $16 summer/ $19 fall or spring

Technology fee*** (optional): $10

Transportation fee**: Credit program: $3 per unit, $35 maximum ($3 is nonrefundable)

Noncredit Program: $5 per term (nonrefundable)

Class materials fee: Varies per class, due at time of registration

Student representation fee*** (optional): $1

Student activities fee*** (optional): $8

Fees for Other Services

Audit fee: $15 per unit

Credit by exam: $46 per unit

Document verification fee: $6

Parking permit fee: $41 per semester/$25 summer/$4 daily permit

Returned check/declined credit card fee: $15 per incident

Transcript fee (first two copies free): $6

Rush transcript fee (24 hour service): $15

Rush document/verification fee: $15

Refund service fee (for dropped classes): $10

*Does not include books and supplies.

** Transportation Fee
The student transportation fee is assessed to all students; $3 base fee is nonrefundable. Starting spring 2017, the student transportation fee was amended to increase the maximum amount for 12 or more units/hours from $35 to $36 (including Intensive English Program students).  Noncredit students will pay $5 per term beginning spring 2017.

*** Optional Fees
The technology fee supports the establishment, maintenance, and upgrades of student computer labs and continued software access, and is used exclusively for those purposes. The labs are not supported by any state or federal funds. $2 of the fee is loaded onto a Go Print card that can be obtained at the library. Students have the right to refuse to pay the fee for religious, political, moral, or financial reasons. Waivers for each optional fee must be submitted to the Cashiering Services Office at the time of registration each semester. A Student Representation Fee Waiver form, Student Activities Fee Waiver form and/or Technology Fee Waiver form must be submitted to the Cashiering Services Office at the time of registration each semester.

Enrollment Fee Waivers
The California Community Colleges Board of Governors provides a waiver of enrollment fees for students who are residents of the state of California or meet the exemption criteria (AB 450) and meet one or more of the following criteria:
(1) Student or student’s family receives TANF, SSI, or General Assistance benefits.
(2) Income for 2015 was below the limits identified in 2016-17 income standards.
(3) Student files financial aid application and is determined eligible by the Enrollment Services Office.

Interest of 7% may be charged on all delinquent deferred fees beginning the second week of classes. All fees are non-refundable and subject to change without notice except as indicated.