Estimated annual expenses for international students allows individuals abroad to plan for their academic year at CVCC.
Estimated Annual Expenses (USD) for International Students
|Expense||First Semester||Second Semester||Total for One Academic Year|
|Books and Supplies||$950.00||$950.00||$1,900.00|
|Living Expenses (est. 12 months)||$10,200.00||$10,200.00||$20,400.00|
|Estimated Total Expenses (one year)||$15,557.25||$15,557.25||$31,114.50|
Note: The tuition expenses are based on Fall and Spring semesters only for 16 semester credit hours.
|Spouse (husband or wife)||$5000.00|
|Child (per child)||$3000.00|
The complete name and date of birth of each dependent must be recorded on the Affidavit of Support (Attachment B) under item number two. This information is essential in completing the I-20.
In order to qualify for an I-20, a single student must document at least $31,114.50 (USD) in available funding per year. Students with dependents must document additional funding. Tuition or book expenses are paid per semester. Living expenses are not paid to the college, but must be documented as available to qualify for an I-20.
Students should not expect to be able to support themselves through part-time employment while they study. For the first year, the only employment available to F-1 students is on-campus employment and this is extremely limited at CVCC. After the first year, limited off-campus employment opportunities are available for some students. In general, international students are not allowed to work while they are pursuing their education.
Inadequate financial support will result in failure to maintain F-1 student status and possible deportation from the US. Please be sure that the student's financial resources or those of their sponsor are readily available to meet the student's educational and living expenses throughout their studies.
Revised January 2021
To download a printable PDF copy of this document, visit the Admission Packet and Forms page.