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Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance includes not only college fees, books, and supplies, but also basic living expenses. IVC uses two different budgets, one for students living at home with their parents and one for students living off-campus on their own or with roommates. The budgets represent California state averages. Your actual expenses may be higher or lower than the amounts listed below.

2020-2021 Academic Year

​Expenses ​Living With Parents (9 Months) ​Living Away from Parents (9 Months)
​Enrollment & Health Fees ​$1,146 ​$1,146
​Food and Housing ​$9,894 ​$16,676
​Personal ​$3,462 ​$3,462*
​Books and Supplies* ​$1,008 ​$1,008
​Transportation ​$866 ​$866
Total Resident ​$16,376 ​$23,158
​Total Non-Resident $23,456 $30,238

*Use SEARS study data for all non-tuition/fee expenses, but needed to round up $1 (from $3,461) to split costs evenly between terms.

  • All fees and tuition are subject to change
  • Based upon an average of 12 units per term (for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021)
  • Resident tuition: $46 per unit
  • Non-Resident tuition: $300 per unit ($290 non-resident tuition fee + $10 capital outlay fee)
    Total for 2020-2021 Academic Year = $7,200 ($300 x 12 units = $3,600 x 2 semesters)
  • State mandated health fee per semester: $21 for fall and spring; $18 for summer

Summer 2021*

Expenses ​Living With Parents (2 Months) ​Living Away from Parents (2 Months)
​Enrollment & Health Fees
(6 units + $18 Health Fee)
​$294 ​$294
​Food and Housing ​$3,298 ​$5,559
​Personal ​$1,154 ​$1,154
​Books and Supplies ​$336 ​$336
​Transportation ​$289 ​$289
Total Resident ​$5,371 ​$7,632
​Total Non-Resident $7,141 $9,402

*Costs are 1/3 of Fall/Spring (full-year) costs as Summer is 10 weeks of 30 week standard academic year.

  • Resident tuition: $46 per unit
  • Non-Resident tuition: $300 per unit ($290 non-resident tuition fee + $10 capital outlay fee)
    Total for Summer 2021 = $1,800 ($300 x 6 units = $1,800)