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F-1 International Student Costs

2013-2014 Academic Year 

If you are an international student studying in the United States on an F-1 academic student visa, you are considered to be a non-resident for tuition purposes. The current tuition rate for one credit hour at HCC is $379.61.

F-1 visa regulations require that international students must declare that they have sufficient funds to cover the cost of tuition, books, room and board, personal expenses, and health insurance for at least one academic year.  Please note that as an F-1 visa student, you are not eligible for federal financial aid.

The following costs are estimated academic and living expenses for the 2013-2014 academic year (two terms) at HCC.  For admission purposes, you must show an official bank statement in the minimum amount of $19,794. All costs are subject to change.

Academic Expenses   
Non-Resident Tuition & Fees -- 24 credits @ $379.61    $9,110.64 
Books & Supplies    $1,168.00
Sub Total  $10,278.64
Living Expenses  
Housing -- 9 months @ $450/month    $4,050.00
Food -- 9 months @ 240/month    $2,250.00
Medical Insurance -- 12 months*        $640.00
Transportation -- 9 months**       $675.00
Personal Expenses***    $1,900.00
Sub Total    $9,515.00










* Medical insurance is required for all international students and must be valid for a minimum period of one year. A group insurance program that provides the required coverage is available through Collegiate Risk Management, Inc. This health insurance is mandatory for all international students unless proof of comparable insurance is provided. Proof of insurance is required for each year of enrollment and must be paid prior to registration. The estimate is based on age group 19-23. 

** Students are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from the College. This is the estimated price for public transportation for two terms. Discount student fare cards for the local HART bus system can be purchased at the HCC Dale Mabry, Ybor City and Brandon campuses for $45 per month. Some students may wish to purchase a second-hand car for personal transportation, or a bicycle instead of a car if living close to campus.

***Personal expenses include entertainment, clothing, the monthly cell phone bill, and other "miscellaneous" or personal items that may vary significantly for each student. These estimated expenses can add up quickly, especially in metropolitan areas such as Tampa Bay.