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 at TCC

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 $30,417 for a 9-month study, and $32,850 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 $8,370 $10,230
Books and Supplies $1,719 $2,292
Living Expenses $13,488 $13,488
Local Transportation $3,780 $3,780
Other Expenses $3,060 $3,060
Semester Totals $30,417 $32,850

Academics at TCC

  • Degrees and Certificates: A full listing of our academic programs of study.
  • Academic Programs with Restrictions: Some of TCC's academic programs have restrictions for students studying with an F-1 visa.
  • Selective Admissions Programs: If you plan to enroll in a selective admission program, you need to provide proof of your selective admission program acceptance letter before International Admissions can issue an I-20 for that program. You may start your studies at TCC in a general program, like Associate of Arts or Associate of Science, while you prepare to apply to one of our selective admission programs.
    • Note: F-1 visa students are not eligible to enroll in TCC's Basic Peace Officer certification.

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If you have questions, contact International Admissions.

Updated April 08, 2024