Financial Information

Cascadia’s small classes, attentive faculty, and proven teaching methods deliver high quality education at an affordable price! International students should expect to pay an estimated $19,820 for tuition, fees, and living expenses based on 2011-2012 tuition rates.

Please note that the following costs are estimated expenses that actual tuition, fees, and expenses vary based on individual circumstances and course placements:

Estimated Costs of College (in U.S. Dollars: 2012-2013 Academic Year)

1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter TOTAL
Tuition (15 credits) $3,078 $3,078 $3,078 $9,235
Technology Fee $40 $40 $40 $120
Books & Supplies $400 $400 $400 $1200
Health Insurance $213 $213 $213 $640
Room & Board $1,875 $1,875 $1,875 $5,625
Local Transportation $100 $100 $100 $300
Miscellaneous $900 $900 $900 $2700
TOTAL $6,606 $6,606 $6,606 $19,820

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Note: Students may request to take a vacation for one quarter after at least 3 consecutive quarters of full-time study.

Proof of Funding

Cascadia Community College is legally required to verify that international student applicants have sufficient funds available to cover tuition and living costs before we can issue an I-20. The estimated amount for one academic year at Cascadia Community College is U.S. $19,335. It is important that applicants have sufficient funding available for the entire duration of the academic program. Applicants may be asked to provide this information when applying for a visa at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

Estimated costs are subject to change without prior notice and students should be prepared for any adjustments in expenses. Students also must be prepared to pay all tuition and fees in full, as well as charges for living expenses at the time of registration. Checks (from a U.S. bank account), money orders, cash, and credit cards are accepted.

Sources of Funding

If you are receiving any funding from your employer, a sponsor, or from the government, be prepared to present the appropriate letters or documents which verify this funding. If your financial support is coming from personal or family funds, you may be asked to provide monthly bank account statements.

  • Documents must be no older than 3 months at the time of application.
  • Documents must be on the bank’s official letterhead.
  • Funds may be either in U.S. dollars or your country’s currency.
  • In certain circumstances, we may request additional information or documents.

Students with Dependents

An additional $5,000 is required for each dependent.

Other Expenses

You are expected to have an emergency fund of at least $1,000, as well as enough funds to support yourself while residing or traveling to or from the U.S., whether or not you attend school.