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.
Tuition may be paid in cash, credit card, traveler’s checks, or certified international bank checks drawn on a U.S. bank, U.S. bank personal checks, or wire transfers. For new students, tuition is paid the week at the time of orientation and registration. Students must have full access to their financial accounts and have money available upon arrival in the U.S. To make a pre-payment of estimated tuition and fees before arrival, please see the Wire Transfer Form on our webpage. The actual cost of tuition and fees is not determined until student registers for classes. Tuition, fees, book and supplies expenses are due one semester at a time. Living expenses are not paid to the college.
Credit Hours and Course Registration
International students are required to enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester to maintain legal fulltime status according to U.S. government regulations. The exact schedule of classes and costs are determined after arrival in the U.S., after students are tested in English, and select classes based on the placement test results and area of academic interest. Students register during the required International Student Orientation Week. Because Intensive English level 1 requires 13 credit hours of enrollment, our tuition estimate is calculated at 25 credit hours minimum for an academic year.