Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

The Business Services office on each campus handles all payments for tuition, prior term balances, and miscellaneous fees and fines. Courses not paid by the payment due date will be dropped. Review your options for payment.

You are responsible for declaring the proper residency status through the Admissions or Registrar's Office.

Spring 2024 Tuition
Semester Hours District Residents Out of District Out of State/Foreign
3 $412 $562 $673
6 $739 $1,039 $1,261
9 $1,066 $1,516 $1,849
12 $1,393 $1,993 $2,437
15 $1,720 $2,470 $3,025

Tuition and fees subject to change. This page lists base tuition and fees. We recommend checking your account for a final total once registered.


Del Mar College is required to charge certain education-related fees in addition to tuition. There are two types of fees - basic and special.

Basic Fees

Basic fees are charged to everyone.

  • General Use: This fee is charged to cover the cost of transcripts, graduation, grounds improvements, technology centers, campus security and parking control.
  • Building Use: This fee is charged to assist in maintaining, improving and equipping campus facilities.
  • Instructional Support: This fee is charged for the support and maintenance of writing, math, reading and other learning labs.
  • Student Services: This fee defrays the cost of cultural programs, intramural sports, student club activities, the student newspaper and other related student programs.
  • Matriculation: This fee is charged to defray the cost of creating and maintaining student records.
  • Vehicle Identification Permits (VIPs): VIPs, which are provided by the College are required of all students to park on campus and may require a fee for replacements.

Special Fees

Special fees are only charged if required.

  • Laboratory: Laboratory fees will be charged for selected courses in subjects such as art, engineering, foreign languages, kinesiology, sciences, business administration, business technology, health sciences, technology programs and  occupational (industrial) programs.
  • Music Fees: Music fees will be charged for selected courses offered in the music program.
  • Dual Credit: Dual credit students will be charged a fee per semester credit hour.
  • 3-Peat Fee: A per semester credit hour fee will be charged if a student is attempting a class for the third time.

Cost of Attendance

  • Books and Supplies: The average cost of books and supplies for a typical student for an entire academic year.
  • Room and Board: An estimate of what it cost to live in Nueces or outside Counties while attending DMC. Actual costs may vary by individual choices related to location and circumstances.
  • Transportation: Average cost for transportation from residence to attend classes at DMC.
  • Personal and Misc.: Average costs for expenses including clothing and other personal expenses.
  • Total: Totals reflect nine (9) months of full-time enrollment. The cost of attendance (COA) for students attending less than full time and/or less than nine (9) months will be adjusted accordingly.

Page last updated December 19, 2023.

Contact Information

Financial Aid Department

Heritage: Harvin Center
Office: (361) 698-1293
Fax: (361) 698-2017
Mon-Thu 7:30am-6pm
Fri 7:30am-1pm

Windward: Coleman Center
Office: (361) 698-1726
Fax: (361) 698-2695
Mon-Thu 7:30am-5pm
Fri 7:30am-12:30pm
(general information)