Almost Half the Cost of a Florida University


Estimated Annual Expenses for International Students
Tuition and Fees  $9,383
Living Expenses $12,786
Mandatory Insurance $1,987
Books and Supplies  $1,266
TOTAL $24,156

Based on rates for the 2019-2020 academic year. These rates are subject to change.

Tuition Installment Plan

The Tuition Installment Plan (TIP) allows you to pay for tuition and book expenses over time, rather than in one lump sum.



Valencia College’s international student tuition rate is $390.96 per credit hour. That’s about 40% less than a Florida public university’s and just a fraction of the cost of many private schools. Click here for more information on tuition and fees.


Mandatory Insurance

All international students in F-1 or J-1 status are required to purchase the mandatory health insurance policy provided by the college prior to enrollment. This plan is offered through United Healthcare. If you do not want to pay your entire insurance costs at once, costs may be divided into two payments.



Scholarships can help cover college costs and are available through the International Linkage Institute of your country or region. The Valencia College Foundation offers a number of privately funded scholarships to support current students. As a current international student, you can submit an application through the Valencia Foundation scholarship application portal to be considered. As a first time in college freshman international applicant, you can be considered for the Valencia College Global Achievers Award.


Books and Supplies

The estimated annual expenses for textbooks and supplies at Valencia is $1,266 per year. You may purchase books and supplies at the Valencia College bookstore on any campus, or online. Some textbooks are even available to rent. The bookstore staff can assist you with finding the appropriate books and making special orders.

Living Expenses

This includes housingtransportation, food, clothing, entertainment and miscellaneous expenses.

Please note that, since Valencia does not offer on-campus housing or dorms, this estimate includes costs for off-campus housing in the area. Your costs may be less if you plan to stay with a friend or family member already living in the area.