Pay for Classes

Investing in your education is one of the most important decisions you can make, and we are here to help make it affordable and accessible. At Cuyamaca, we offer a range of payment options for our programs and courses, including financial aid, scholarships, and payment plans to help you reach your academic goals. 

Tuition and Fees

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




Enrollment Fee (mandatory)


Non-Resident / International Enrollment Fee

* Exemptions from paying nonresident tuition's below

additional $304/unit
Note: fee increase to $332 beginning Fall 2023


Health Fee (mandatory)

$20 Fall and Spring, $17 Summer and Intersession

Student Center Construction Fee * (mandatory)

$1/unit (max $5)

Student Representation Fee (optional)


Parking Permit (one semester)

$40 Fall and Spring, $18 Summer

Parking Permit (one day)


Student Benefit CoyoteCard *

$12 Fall and Spring

$6 Summer

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


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.




Maximize your savings on tuition by establishing California residency! At many California colleges and universities, including ours, being a state resident can make a huge difference in your tuition costs. And if you're a nonresident, don't worry - you may be eligible for an exemption from the non-resident fee. We'll help you navigate the process of determining your residency status, submitting any required proof of residency, and even requesting a reclassification of your residency status if needed.

Learn About Residency

Payment Options

At Cuyamaca, we know that paying for college can be a challenge. That's why we offer a variety of payment options to make the process as easy and convenient as possible for you. Whether you prefer to pay online, in person, or by mail, we have a payment option that will work for you. And if you need help covering your tuition and fees, we offer many different financial aid options, including scholarships, grants, and loans.

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Admissions and Records

Student Services Building
Room G-102


Mon - Thurs: 8 am - 5 pm

Closed Friday

Phone: (619) 660-4275


Mailing Address:

Cuyamaca College
Admissions and Records
900 Rancho San Diego Parkway
El Cajon, CA 92019

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