The estimated cost for an International Student to attend Hartnell College for a full academic year is $29,000 US Dollars (excluding all travel expenses.)  Additional funds must be available for those who plan to remain in the United States during the summer.

All tuition fees are due by the deadline dates.  If tuition fees are not paid by the deadline dates your classes will be dropped for the upcoming semester for non-payment. 

Expenses are estimated as follows:  


Fall 2023 Semester

2023 - 2024 Academic Year

(2 semesters)

Non-Resident/ Foreign Tuition 

(12 units @ $364* per unit)

$4,368 US Dollars

$8,736 US Dollars

CA Enrollment Fee

(12 units @ $46* per unit)

$552 US Dollars

$1,104 US Dollars

Hartnell College Student Activity Fee

$12 US Dollars

$24 US Dollars

Books and Supplies

(estimated costs)

$895 US Dollars

$1,790 US Dollars

Medical Insurance (mandatory)

(estimated costs)

$690 US Dollars

$1,380 US Dollars

Living Expenses

(estimated housing and transportation costs)

$6,585 US Dollars

$13,170 US Dollars


$1,500 US Dollars

$3,000 US Dollars


$14,602 US Dollars

$29,204 Dollars

*Fees shown are subject to change.  The District reserves the right to change enrollment and non-resident/foreign tuition fees based on state legislation. 

Department of Homeland Security and Hartnell College require each applicant to submit a bank verification of funds (in US Dollars) certifying that the prospective student has sufficient funds to insure full payment of expenses of the student’s attendance at Hartnell College.

Hartnell College accepts VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Cards, and Traveler's Checks.