Additional Expenses

Students must purchase their own textbooks and supplies. Considerable savings are possible by renting or purchasing used textbooks from the Skyline College Bookstore. For the approximate cost of books, contact the Bookstore at (650) 738-421 or check the website at

Some courses require special equipment or materials fees at the student’s expense:

  • Accounting, Art, Automotive Technology, Business, Computer Applications & Office Technology, Computer Science, Development Skills, Math, Respiratory Therapy, Wellness – $2 to $380 materials fee is required for certain courses.
  • Automotive Technology – Approximately $800 for Basic Tools
  • Cosmetology – Approximately $4,500 over the length of the program for uniforms and equipment