F-1 International Student Expenses

2015-2016 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 2015-2016 academic year (two terms) at HCC.  For admission purposes, you must show an official bank statement in the minimum amount of $20,481. All costs are subject to change.

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* International students attending HCC on an F-1 student visa are required to have medical insurance before enrolling in HCC courses.  HCC students may purchase health insurance from Insurance for Students (IFS)  by visiting www.insuranceforstudents.com/hcc. Alternatively, students holding health insurance that is equal or greater in coverage have the option of submitting a waiver form to request an exemption from participation in the IFS plan. Proof of insurance is required for each year of enrollment and must be paid prior to registration. The estimate is based on age group 24 & under. 

** 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. 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.