Financial Considerations & Estimated College Costs for the EATM Program

Financial Considerations & Estimated College Costs


Below you will find the estimated general costs of college, including living expenses.  Moorpark College does not have dorms or any type of living arrangements for students. Students are responsible for finding their own housing, many students within the Exotic Animal Training and Management (EATM) Program live with other students and find housing through networking before the start of the program.

In addition to college enrollment and tuition, there are extra costs associated with attendance of the EATM Program; a Zoo Uniform is required at all times while on grounds, additional financial costs may include books, off-campus field trips, and internships called "Projects".

With the high demand on time; students may find it difficult to maintain a typical job to provide financial support. Having financial needs in place or planned ahead helps a student focus on their experience and success within the program. 

If financial assistance is needed we encourage students to apply for Financial Aid & other assistance. 


2021 - 2022 Estimated College Costs per year for the EATM Program 

These are estimated & tuition is subject to change.
Item Estimated Cost
Moorpark College Registration Fees and Tuition  ($46 per unit) $1,500
Books and Supplies $2,000
Housing (Room and Board)
(Note - Students are responsible for their own housing.
The EATM Program and Moorpark College do not have on-campus housing- estimated as renting a room
$10,00 - $12,000
Transportation, Car Insurance, Gasoline, etc. $1,000+
Personal Expenses $2,000+
Total Expenses - California Residents  $13,000 to $16,000+

Non-California residents add $189 - $203 per unit for tuition

add $7,000+ to above Total Estimate