International Education Program at College of San Mateo - Expenses
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International Education Program

International students need at least $23,384 USD per academic year to cover school and living expenses. Around $11,692 USD per semester is required. This estimate excludes all travel expenses to the college.

Additional funds must be available for those who plan to remain in the United States during the summer, or for those bringing a dependent (spouse or child).
  • Spouse: $5,000
  • Each additional child: $2,000 
College fees are due and payable at the time of registration. Expenses are estimated as follows:

Total Costs
Tuition (12 units @ $236 per unit)* $2,832 USD $5,664 USD
Enrollment Fee (12 units @ $46 per unit)* $552 USD $1,104 USD
Health Insurance* $684 USD $1,368 USD
Living Expenses $6,375 USD $12,750 USD
Other** $1,249 USD $2,498 USD
Total $11,692 USD $23,384 USD
* International/Nonresident tuition, enrollment and health insurance fees will be charged directly by the college at each semester
** See "Line Item Summary of Costs"

Line Item Summary of Costs
Application Fee (non-refundable, one-time fee) N/A $50 USD
Books and Supplies $300 USD $600 USD
Local Public Transportation  $320 USD $640 USD
Miscellaneous $604 USD $1,208 USD
Total $1,249 USD $2,498 USD

Tuition & Enrollment Fees (Units exceeding required 12 units per semester or 24 units per year)
Additional UnitsTuition
1 unit $282 USD
2 units $564 USD
3 units $846 USD
4 units $1,128 USD
5 units $1,410 USD
6 units $1,692 USD