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

International students need at least $23,900 USD per academic year to cover school and living expenses. Around $11,925 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 @ $241 per unit)* $2,892 USD $5,784 USD
Enrollment Fee (12 units @ $46 per unit)* $552 USD $1,104 USD
Health Insurance* $684 USD $1,368 USD
Living Expenses $5,375 USD $10,750 USD
Other** $2,422 USD $4,894 USD
Total $11,925 USD $23,900 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 $422 USD $844 USD
Local Public Transportation  $500 USD $1,000 USD
Miscellaneous $1,500 USD $3,000 USD
Total $2,422 USD $4,894 USD

Tuition & Enrollment Fees (Units exceeding required 12 units per semester or 24 units per year)
Additional UnitsTuition
1 unit $287 USD
2 units $574 USD
3 units $861 USD
4 units $1,148 USD
5 units $1,435 USD
6 units $1,722 USD