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International Student

You're an international student if you plan to attend TCC on an F1 visa.

Why attend TCC?

A community college is an ideal choice if you're an international student. We have affordable out-of-country tuition and small class sizes. With 6 campuses to choose from, TCC has many advantages:

  • Smaller class sizes
  • Individualized attention from professors
  • Lower tuition cost
  • Class credit transferable to 4-year universities
  • Ideal environment to adapt to American academic practices

Many international students attend TCC to earn an associate degree and then transfer to a 4-year university in the United States to earn their bachelor's degree.

Expenses

You are expected to pay all tuition and fees at the time of registration.

The College does not provide:

  • Financial assistance programs
  • Student housing
  • Public transportation

How much will it cost?

The approximate total cost of studying at TCC is $22,036 for a 9-month study, and $30,432 for a 12-month study.

Here are estimated expenses by category and by semesters:

Category Fall & Spring
9-Month Study
Summer, Fall & Spring
12-Month Study
Tuition and Fees $6,885 $9,945
Books and Supplies $1,577 $2,365
Living Expenses $9,014 $12,034
Local Transportation $2,522 $3,367
Other Expenses $2,038 $2,721
Semester Totals $22,036 $30,432

You want to learn more about:

  • Applying to TCC: Forms, deadlines, and instructions to get started with the admission process
  • Studying at TCC: Information on registration and academics
  • Visa Information: How to keep immigration paperwork in order
  • Working in the USA: Instructions for finding employment during your time as a student
  • Frequently Asked Questions: Answer many international students want to know
  • Forms: All forms for current and future international students
  • Visiting our Campus: How to visit TCC
  • Degrees and Certificates: A full listing of our academic programs of study
  • Clery Act Statistics: This report includes statistics concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the Tarrant County College; and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

Updated June 09, 2017