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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.


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