Cost of Attendance

2024-25 Academic Year

ItemOn CampusOff CampusParents/Relatives
Housing & Food$21,394$18,229$13,229
Books & Supplies$1,100$1,100$1,100
Personal Expenses$1,500$1,500$1,500
Medical Insurance   

The cost of attendance is what the college estimates it will cost to attend Pomona for one year. These costs assume full-time attendance for two semesters, Fall and Spring and the cost of attendance information is updated annually.

These figures include both billable and non-billable charges:

Billable charges are those fixed costs that are charged to your student account and include tuition, student fees, housing, meal plan and medical insurance (if you enroll). Scholarships, loans and payments reduce your billable charges.

Non-billable charges are expenses that are not charged by Pomona, but are real costs of attending. These expenses include textbooks, school supplies, travel and personal/miscellaneous expenses and are included in the “Books and Supplies” and “Personal Expenses” categories above. Although Pomona does not bill you for these costs, they are included here to help you and your family plan for all of the costs associated with attending college. The amounts above are averages, and your actual non-billable charges may vary.

If your aid exceeds the cost of all billable charges, then the difference may be released to you to cover non-billable charges. Otherwise, non-billable charges are expected to be paid as part of the family contribution. For more information about tuition and costs, the College’s billing process, payment options and refund policies, visit the Office of Student Accounts.

Please note that tuition, fees, housing and the meal plan typically increase slightly each year. Over the last few years, annual increases have averaged about 3.5%.

*Students that live off campus or at home are not billed directly for housing charges. Instead, the cost of attendance for financial aid is based on average expenses for  living off campus or living at home. (The average is determined from surveying students not living on campus). Students who live off-campus are required to have a meal plan. See Tuition and Costs for 2023-24 for additional details on meal plan requirements.

** Medical Insurance cost is estimated. Every student is required to have health insurance coverage while enrolled at Pomona College. This health insurance must cover off-campus medical, or specialty care and hospitalization not provided through the Claremont University Consortium (CUC) Health Services. All enrolled students are automatically enrolled in the College’s Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP); however, they may waive out of the SHIP by providing evidence of comparable insurance coverage to the Dean of Students Office on or before the established deadline. International students must be enrolled in the SHIP. For more information about SHIP, including the deadline to waive out of SHIP, visit the Student Health Insurance Plan website.