F-1 International Student Expenses

2018-2019 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 2018-2019 academic year (two terms) at HCC.  For admission purposes, you must show an official bank statement in the minimum amount of $21,210. All costs are subject to change.

Note: Tuition is paid on a term by term basis. The cost of tuition for a full course of study (12 credit hours) for one term is $4,555.32. 

  18-19 Costs
Housing: Based on a one-bedroom/one-bathroom unit in a four-bedroom student apartment ($645 per month, including most utilities) at Hawks Landing. Hawks Landing student apartments are located adjacent to the Dale Mabry Campus. 

Health Insurance: 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. 

Other Expenses: Personal expenses include entertainment, clothing, cell phone bill, transportation, 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. Students are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from the College. Discount student fare cards for the local HART bus system can be purchased at the HCC Dale Mabry, Ybor City and Brandon campuses. HART offers a semester pass for Hillsborough Community College students for $110.00.