International Students Program
Financial Requirements

Tuition Payment
The Fall 2013 International Student tuition/fee rate is $283.00 per credit hour (plus $100 per semester nonrefundable processing fee). International Students at West Hills are required to pay projected tuition and fees for their first semester after the first week of school. Students can pay tuition with Travelers checks, by Visa or MasterCard credit cards, or by personal check. It is most convenient to bring money from abroad inTravelers checks and through credit card services.

Residence Halls
A room deposit and a signed residence hall contract is required of all International Students two weeks after the start of the semester. It is strongly recommended that you obtain health insurance before arrival. However, if you are unable to purchase it before you arrive, health insurance can be obtained in the residence hall.

Registration
International Students are required to enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester to maintain full time status according to the terms of the F-1 student visa. During the required International Student Orientation Program, all students will be tested in English and will meet with an academic advisor to determine class placement, choose courses and arrange schedule. Intensive English Language Program courses are priced at the same level as regular college courses. ESL classes will be required of students who are not fluent in English.

Housing
All International students under 25 years old are required to live on campus in the Residence Halls for at least one year.

Expenses
The following is a minimum estimate of costs for an academic year (fall and spring only) at West Hills Community College. Remember that this is a minimum estimate and some students may need to plan for additional costs. These estimates cover 24 units of instruction only. These figures are only estimates.

Tuition + fees ................................  $6,392.00
Room/board ..................................  $7,056.10*
Books ............................................ $1,100.00
Insurance ......................................  $1,140.00
Miscellaneous ................................ $1,800.00 ($200 x 9 months)
Total ............................................. $17,488.10**

 

Tuition and housing costs must be paid before the end of the first week of school.

* The Room/board fee is based on a 15% discount given to students upon signing a one-year agreement with the Residence Halls.  This agreement commits a student to living in the Residence Halls for two consecutive semesters and is not optional for international students.

**Prices and total are subject to change. If you have any questions, please contact the International Student Program.

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