Tuition, Estimated Cost of Living and Employment

Tuition, Estimated Cost of Living and Employment

The following estimates for school and living expenses are based on figures for the 2013-14 academic year. The Academic Year begins with the fall, 2013 semester and ends with the summer semester.  F-1 visa students should keep in mind that these are estimates and may not reflect actual personal living expenses.

Academic Expenses per Year

Tuition and fees (based on two semesters of enrollment):$  US7,059.00
Books and supplies: $US1,000.00
Total School Expenses:   $US8,059.00

Living Expenses per Year (estimated)

Housing (apartment rent/food):   $US7,100.00
Health Insurance:   $US700.00
Personal miscellaneous expenses (clothing, entertainment, etc.):  $US1341.00
Total Living Expenses:   $US9.041.00

Total Estimated Cost per Academic Year:  $US17,100 .00 

Employment & Financial Aid

F-1 Visa Students are limited to on-campus employment opportunities; they may not work off-campus.  Students must make their own applications for employment and may earn $US3-4.000.00 annually, depending on the rate of pay and the number of hours worked.
After the first year, students are eligible for Curricular Practical Training(CPT), a work-experience program tied to the student’s major area of study.  LCCC’s Career Services Office assists students with off-campus, part-time employment opportunities for a maximum of 20 hours per week.

Lorain County Community College does not provide scholarships or financial assistance for international students.


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