Information For International Students
student tuition is $302 per credit hour. In addition to the $302 fee for each
credit hour, all students are also required to pay a $2 activities fee and a $7
technology fee and $8 construction/infrastructure fee for each hour of enrollment. Special fees are required for
some courses. In the U.S. the number of classes/credits a student enrolls in
each semester, determines the cost of tuition. To calculate the cost of tuition,
multiply $319 by the number of credit hours for each class. Students must
register for at least 12 credits per semester according to US. Because students
may want to take more than 12 credits per semester, students must calculate
their costs accordingly. A two-year degree in the U.S., not including Intensive
English courses which may be required, usually requires courses which total to
62-64 credit hours.
Tuition may be paid in cash, credit
card, traveler checks, certified international bank checks drawn on a US bank.
US bank personal checks, or bank wire transfers to Moraine Valley's bank.
Tuition is due the first week of class in full; some students may choose to pay
additional fees to use the payment plan. Students must have full access to their
financial accounts and have their money available upon arrival. Students who
wish to pre-pay tuition can refer to the form included on our webpage, after
admission to the college is approved.
Credit Hours and Course
International students are required
to enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester to maintain full time
status, according to U.S. government regulations for F-1 visa students. To
determine the exact schedule and costs, students are tested in English upon
arrival, and select classes based on the English placement test results and area
of academic interest. Students will register during the International Student
Orientation Week. Because Level I IELP is 13 credit hours, and, Moraine Valley
has a required one-credit hour "College Success" course for all new students, we
calculate 25 credit hours as the minimum number credit hours for our cost
estimates here below.
Estimate of Expenses
Students should review their costs
carefully and be able to fully pay for the expense of living and studying in the
U.S. The following is the minimum estimate of costs for an academic year
of August through May only. This estimate does not include the summer semester
or other expenses such as additional coursework, entertainment, travel,
clothing, medicine, automobiles, special recreation and activities, etc. Actual
tuition and other expenses could be higher and are subject to change.
SPRING AND SUMMER 2013
|$319 x 25
credits, Two semesters minimum tuition and fees
||Nine months x $600 per
month, plus $200 housing security deposit
||Nine months at $60 per month
||Two semesters x $800 per
semester for books and supplies
||Medical insurance is
required; annual estimate
||Basic personal essentials
nine months x $200 per month
minimum costs for an academic year, 2 semesters
*Tuition will be $307 per
credit hour effective fall 2013 semester.
Summer semester is optional and is
not required by the rules of the student visa. Students who wish to continue
coursework during the summer semester will need to plan for additional expense
of approximately $2000 in tuition and an additional $1400 in living expenses.
Actual costs will be higher depending on individual needs. For more information,
contact the Office of International Student Affairs at (708) 974-5443 or