Studying at Valencia College is a great way to save money on a U.S. education. Our tuition is 40% less than a Florida public university’s and just a fraction of the cost of many private schools. In fact, 90% of Valencia’s international students cited low cost of study as a factor for choosing Valencia.
Estimated Annual Expenses for International Students
|Tuition and Fees||$9,383|
Based on rates for the 2017 – 2018 academic year. These rates are subject to change.
Books and supplies: $1,266
Valencia’s F-1 international students are eligible to receive scholarships through the International Linkage Institute of their country or region to cover the out-of-state portion of tuition.
International Student Tuition Rates
(Fall 2017 – Spring 2018)
Cost of Attendance Per Credit Hour
|Valencia College||Florida Public University|
Average costs for out-of-state tuition, fiscal year 2017. Source: Florida College System, State University System Board of Governors and Florida Office of Student Financial Assistance.
PROOF OF FINANCES
Degree-seeking international applicants must prove that they have adequate finances to fund their studies. Applicants must submit the Declaration of Finances Form, along with supporting documentation, prior to the issuance of Form I-20 for a student visa.
Financial documents must total $21,992 for students at the associate degree level. Additional family members, such as a spouse and/or child, will require certification of additional funds in the amount of $4,500 per person.
Sources of Funding:
Funds can come from a family/sponsor, government or personal savings.
Supporting bank statements or letters should be in English with indication that funds are immediately accessible to the student (i.e. checking or savings account, certificate of deposit, etc.).
Intensive English Program Fees
The tuition rates and fees listed above do not apply to the Intensive English Program. To see those rates, please click here.
Paying for Classes
Valencia College offers an international payment portal through a third party Flywire to pay tuition and fees from another country. This portal provides international students and their families with a safe, cost effective, and convenient method of making payments to Valencia College in foreign currencies. See international payment instructions click here. Valencia College also accepts cash, money order, checks, American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa. Students are expected to pay for tuition and fees at the beginning of each term by the payment deadline. Fees can be paid in person at the Business Office or online through Atlas.
Tuition Installment Plan:
If you do not want to pay for your tuition and fees in one lump sum, you may enroll in the Tuition Installment Plan, or “TIP.” It allows you to pay for tuition and book expenses over time, rather than all at once. There are no interest or finance charges. The only additional cost is a small enrollment fee.
The TIP enrollment fee, down payment and number of payments will vary depending on when you register for classes and enroll in TIP. The sooner you enroll, the smaller your down payment and enrollment fee will be and the more months you will have to make payments.