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Admissions Office Hours

Mon & Thu: 8:30 - 5:00
Tue & Wed: 8:30 - 7:00
Fri:  9:00 - 1:00
Sat/Sun: Closed
       (Pacific Standard Time)

Admissions Contact Info

Phone: 310.287.4507
Fax: 310.287.4327


Difference of University/Colleges Cost


Online College - Tuition & Fees

Because WLAC is a public college, we can keep tuition low and quality high.  All fees are subject to change by the California legislature.

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Non-Resident Student Costs

Approximate Non-Resident student cost for tuition and mandatory fees for one year of undergraduate study (2017-2018):

  • WLAC............................$7,464 

    (based on 12 units per semester)
  • Private Colleges............$15,000 to $20,000

  • UCLA/UC Berkeley........$45,385 to $61,618

  • USC/Stanford................$54,323 to $59,836


State Public University Costs

How does West's tuition to online programs compare to tuition of other State's Public colleges?


State Public University Cost

State Cost Hide State Cost
Nevada $16,944   Vermont $31,960
Texas $21,958   New Hampshire $18,607
Illinois $22,926   Montana $20,647
Washington $26,899   Kentucky $19,606
Virginia $19,606   Ohio $22,843


Tuition and fees for online programs at West Los Angeles College are among the lowest in the United States. Students who transfer to a university after West to complete a Bachelor’s degree save a lot on tuition.

2 Years at West ($$) + 2 to 3 Years at a University ($$$$) ........$$$$$$$

4 to 5 Years at a University..........................................................$$$$$$$$$$


Based on the required and estimated fees and expenses below, the approximate cost for one semester for a full-time student is $3,564.  Students are not required to enroll full-time. West does allow students to take individual courses.


REQUIRED FEES – Fees are subject to change



Application and Health fee:

Fall or Spring $19.00; Winter or Summer $16.00

Non-Resident Tuition:

$251.00 USD Per Unit

Enrollment fee:

$46.00 USD Per unit

Student Representation fee:

$1.00 USD Per Semester/Session

Payment Methods

Cash, cashier’s check, and money orders are accepted at the business office you may pay by credit, debit/atm, and electronic checks on the web by logging into your account in the student information system. You may also mail your payment to:

West Los Angeles College
Attn: Business Office
9000 Overland Ave.
Culver City, CA 90230

Please send a personal check or money order (made payable to WLAC). Do not send cash. Print your student id number and semester on your personal checks/money orders. A receipt will be mailed when payment is completed.



Important information regarding payment by check. 

When you provide a check as payment, you authorize us either to use the information from your check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account or to process the payment as a check transaction. When we use information from your check to make an electronic funds transfer, funds may be withdrawn from your account as soon as the same day we receive your payment and you will not receive a canceled check back from your financial institution.