Prospective International Students
Tuition and Fees
Estimated Annual Expenses for F-1 Students
Total includes 3 quarters - fall, winter and spring. Additional costs apply for summer sessions/classes.
F-1 students starting in summer, see Summer Session Admits for additional estimated expenses.
Tuition and Enrollment Fees*
Health Insurance (mandatory)
Books and Supplies
Room and Board
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST:
* F-1 students are required to enroll in a minimum of 12 units during fall, winter, and spring quarters. Tuition and fees are subject to change on an annual basis and are based on full-time status (12 units per quarter). Many students choose to enroll in more than 12 units.
** Personal expenses and spending money will vary based on personal preferences and spending habits.
Students pay an additional fee for their student ID card, transportation card, and other miscellaneous campus fees each quarter, totaling approximately $55 per quarter.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
The affordable tuition at Foothill College cuts the cost of studying in the U.S. by half or more. Since we are a public college, there are currently no scholarships available for new international students on F-1 visas. Federal or state financial aid is also not available to F-1 students.
Second Year Scholarships — students in their second year of attending Foothill College are eligible to apply for scholarships. Awards range from $500 to $4,000. Most scholarships are for students who demonstrate academic and extracurricular achievements. To find out more information, please visit Financial Aid.
On Campus Employment — International students with F-1 visa may work on campus up to 19 hours per week. All student work opportunities are part-time. For more information about eligibility and requirements, visit On-Campus Employment. Please note: On-campus work cannot be used as funds available to cover the estimated expenses for I-20/visa purposes.
Four Year University Scholarships —Some students also receive scholarships at a 4-year university when transferring. Scholarships may be based on a student’s academics, leadership skills, or athletic performance. You can learn about transfer scholarships for international students by visiting the Transfer Center, attending the Transfer Fair, or by inquiring or meeting with a university representative.
Note about online classes
Due to COVID-19, more classes have been offered online/virtually. Many factors are taken into consideration when calculating tuition and fees, including our ability to offer access to leading faculty and educational resources. Tuition and fees also help us offer student support services such as tutoring, counseling, and International Student Programs, all while ensuring that your courses are transferable no matter how they are delivered. There are no changes or reduction of tuition or fees based on instructional method. International students will continue to receive a high quality, affordable education from the top community college District in California.