COST TO ATTEND LOS ANGELES HARBOR COLLEGE
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PROGRAM
The United States Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) does not routinely permit F-1 visa students to work while in the U. S. and since financial aid is not available for international students at this college, international student applicants must show evidence of having sufficient funds available to cover the first year’s educational and living expenses with the expectation that additional funds will be available the following year. These funds can be provided by a sponsor (parents, relatives, etc.), by the student, or by a combination of both. Students are expected to school-related expenses upon enrollment.
ANNUAL EXPENSES (School-related and living):
F-1 visa students are required to enroll in a minimum of 12 units each semester.
Non-Resident Tuition ($190.00* per unit x 12 units)
Enrollment Fee ($36.00 per unit x 12 units)
Capital Outlay Fee ($17 per unit x 12 unit)
District SEVIS Filing Fee (Mandatory)
Health Fee ($11.00) (Mandatory)
A. S. O. Student Representation Fee (Mandatory)
Associated Students Organization
Medical Insurance **(Mandatory)
*Non-Resident tuition is subject to adjustment by the Board of Trustees of the LACCD on July 1st of every year. (These are the 2011-2012 rates. Non-resident tuition covers the cost per unit of classes paid by California tax revenues. This rate is charged to all students who are not legal residents of the State of California. The capital outlay fee of $17 is an additional charge assessed on all students who are not legal U. S. residents and reflects U. S. Government taxpayer contributions to the cost of buildings, etc.
**Medical insurance – Rates are subject to adjustment each year. Medical insurance is mandatory for all full-time (F-1 visa) international students enrolled in colleges within the Los Angeles Community College Distirct.. The cost of this insurance is automatically billed to the student’s fall 2011 and spring 2012 semester tuition and fee charges. Coverage periods are for six months at a time (Fall Semester: August 15 – January 31; Spring Semester: February 1 t – August 14) and cannot be waived. Payment for medical insurance is due at the time of enrollment. [Note: Part-time F-1 students (from other colleges) must visit the International Student Office each semester that they enroll to request that these charges be blocked. Please note that this plan is only available to full-time F-1 visa students within the Los Angeles Community College District.]
Textbooks: Please note that textbooks are very expensive in the U. S. and can range in cost from $400 per semester on the low end to $600 or so. However, students have the option of buying used texts or even renting them for a semester.
Estimated Living Expenses: Food, lodging, personal expenses are estimated to be around $800 to $1,000 per month.
Total Minimum Estimated Expenses for a school year is $16,000-$18,000.