City College of San Francisco University

 

City College of San Francisco welcomes International Students from throughout the world. Our Office of International Programs encompass the Academic and Institute for International Students (aka Intensive English Program). There are currently over 1200 students from 90 countries studying at our various campuses. Their presence complements a broad mosaic of multi-ethnic students from San Francisco.

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service has authorized City College of San Francisco under federal regulations to enroll qualified non-immigrant students. Each semester the College admits international students without reference to a quota. City College of San Francisco is fully accredited ACCJC, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. The Institute for International Students, and intensive English program is also supported AAIEP, the American Association of Intensive English Programs.

City College of San Francisco (CCSF), International Student Programs may offer you conditional admission if you are an international student who requires English language instruction before you can begin your studies at the college level. If you are conditionally admitted, you will attend the Intensive English Program (IEP) to study English in an intensive environment. The IEP is located at our Ocean Campus, Cloud Hall.

Students will first attend the IEP at CCSF and improve their English. Then they will take the Institutional TOEFL Test at CCSF while studying in the IEP.  If they get a TOEFL score of 483, they will be admitted to the Academic Program at CCSF for the following semester.

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 Tuition Fees Requirements

During Application — Tuition fee is not required.
After Admission / Invitation Letter — Tuition fee is not required. 
Before Visa — First semester Tuition fee is required as stated above.
After Arrival — Tuition fee for your second semester can be paid in installment when the time comes.


Tuition & Other Costs

After submitting your application here, an admission counselor will guide you through the whole admission process.

Tuition Fees Requirements

During Application — Tuition fee is not required.
After Admission / Invitation Letter — Tuition fee is not required. 
Before Visa — First semester Tuition fee is required as stated above.
After Arrival — Tuition fee for your second semester can be paid in installment when the time comes.

General Cost, Budget & Living Expenses

Studying abroad in the USA has many benefits over other countries like UK, France, Germany, etc. However, it is still studying abroad and it more expensive than studying in your home country. When deciding to study abroad, there are many costs students must consider as they make their budgets. These mainly include:

Tuition fees

Visa & Flight

Accommodation

Living Expenses

For some countries, these costs may prove to be very expensive. However, the cost of studying in USA is made more affordable the many scholarships. For international students, tuition fees differ depending on the degree type a student wants to study (e.g. Undergraduate, Masters, etc). In addition, universities offer amazing scholarships on tuition to international students to help lower their cost of study.  

Cost & Budget Estimates for USA

The budget and living conditions have been explain here in detail – Cost of Study –

$7,999 (per year)Tuition fees — The tuition you pay depends on your course, your study level, and the university you choose.$50 – $200Tier Fees Package — You can choose either grace or premium Tier package.$100 (per semester)Books — most courses use online resources, Library is stock with modern books.$100 (per semester)Transportation — Free School Buses around the city, cheap buses between cities$200 – $500  (per month)Budget & Living Expenses — Food, Clothes (most students can live on $200 per month)12,000 (per year)Accommodation — New students are given preference in school owned dormitories (at least in the first year), group of 2 – 6 students can rent an apartment outside campus, you can rent private dormitories inside or outside campus.$20,449 – $20,899 (per year)Total Rough Estimatefor a year depending on the course, accommodation, university, and your lifestyle. 

City College of San Francisco (CCSF) Tuition Fees

You should generally expect to pay around US$3.547,50 – $9.585,00 (without scholarship) per year for a bachelor’s degree depending on the course you are offering. International students entering the City College of San Francisco (CCSF) should pay attention to the payment details as included in their admission letter in order to ensure they are able to obtain a visa.

Certificate or diploma

$7,999/Year – Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies

$7,999/Year – Child Care and Support Services Management

$7,999/Year – Apparel and Textile Marketing Management

$7,999/Year – Work and Family Studies

$7,999/Year – Film/cinema/video Studies

$7,999/Year – Fashion/apparel Design

$7,999/Year – Dance

$7,999/Year – Cinematography and Film/video Production

$7,999/Year – Visual and Performing Arts

$7,999/Year – Sociology

$7,999/Year – Geography, Other

$7,999/Year – Social Sciences

$7,999/Year – Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/manager

$7,999/Year – Cooking and Related Culinary Arts

$7,999/Year – Personal and Culinary Services

$7,999/Year – Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other

$7,999/Year – Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies

$7,999/Year – Electrical/electronics Equipment Installation and Repair

$7,999/Year – Automobile/automotive Mechanics Technology/technician

$7,999/Year – Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/technician

$7,999/Year – Aircraft Powerplant Technology/technician

$7,999/Year – Mechanics and Repairers

$7,999/Year – Library and Archives Assisting

$7,999/Year – Library Science

$7,999/Year – Legal Assistant/paralegal

$7,999/Year – Legal and Law Studies

$7,999/Year – Forensic Science and Technology

$7,999/Year – Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/technician

$7,999/Year – Criminal Justice/police Science

$7,999/Year – Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services

$7,999/Year – Substance Abuse/addiction Counseling

$7,999/Year – Radiologic Technology/science – Radiographer

$7,999/Year – Pharmacy Technician/assistant

$7,999/Year – Medical/clinical Assistant

$7,999/Year – Medical Radiologic Technology/science – Radiation Therapist

$7,999/Year – Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/coder

$7,999/Year – Licensed Practical/vocational Nurse Training

$7,999/Year – Home Health Aide/home Attendant

$7,999/Year – Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

$7,999/Year – Health Information/medical Records Technology/technician

$7,999/Year – Community Health and Preventive Medicine

$7,999/Year – Cardiovascular Technology/technologist

$7,999/Year – Health Services and Allied Health Sciences

$7,999/Year – Spanish Language and Literature

$7,999/Year – Japanese Language and Literature

$7,999/Year – Chinese Language and Literature

$7,999/Year – Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

$7,999/Year – Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering $7,999/Year – Technology/technician

$7,999/Year – Drafting and Design Technology/technician

$7,999/Year – Biomedical Technology/technician

$7,999/Year – Architectural Drafting and Architectural Cad/cadd

$7,999/Year – Engineering Technology

$7,999/Year – Education

$7,999/Year – Plumbing Technology/plumber

$7,999/Year – Building/construction Site Management/manager

$7,999/Year – Construction Trades

$7,999/Year – Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications

$7,999/Year – Computer Support Specialist

$7,999/Year – Computer Programming/programmer

$7,999/Year – Computer and Information Systems Security/information Assurance

$7,999/Year – Computer and Information Sciences

$7,999/Year – Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other

$7,999/Year – Computing and Information Sciences

$7,999/Year – Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production

$7,999/Year – Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects

$7,999/Year – Communications Technologies/technicians and Support Services

$7,999/Year – Mass Communication/media Studies

$7,999/Year – Communication and Journalism Programs

$7,999/Year – Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations

$7,999/Year – Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations

$7,999/Year – Retail Management

$7,999/Year – Real Estate

$7,999/Year – Office Management and Supervision

$7,999/Year – International Business/trade/commerce

$7,999/Year – Hotel/motel Administration/management

$7,999/Year – Business/commerce

$7,999/Year – Banking and Financial Support Services

$7,999/Year – Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science Programs

$7,999/Year – Accounting Technology/technician and Bookkeeping

$7,999/Year – Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc.

$7,999/Year – Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other

$7,999/Year – Biology and Biomedical Sciences

$7,999/Year – Landscaping and Groundskeeping

$7,999/Year – Floriculture/floristry Operations and Management

$7,999/Year – Agriculture

ASSOCIATE DEGREE (2 YEARS)

$7,999/Year – Child Care Provider/assistant

$7,999/Year – Apparel and Textile Marketing Management

$7,999/Year – Work and Family Studies

$7,999/Year – Photography

$7,999/Year – Interior Design

$7,999/Year – Graphic Design

$7,999/Year – Cinematography and Film/video Production

$7,999/Year – Visual and Performing Arts

$7,999/Year – Social Sciences

$7,999/Year – Environmental Science

$7,999/Year – Natural Resources and Conservation

$7,999/Year – Biological and Physical Sciences

$7,999/Year – Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies

$7,999/Year – Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology/technician

$7,999/Year – Mechanics and Repairers

$7,999/Year – Library and Archives Assisting

$7,999/Year – Library Science

$7,999/Year – Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies

$7,999/Year – Humanities/humanistic Studies

$7,999/Year – Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

$7,999/Year – Legal Assistant/paralegal

$7,999/Year – Legal and Law Studies

$7,999/Year – Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/technician

$7,999/Year – Criminal Justice/police Science

$7,999/Year – Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services

$7,999/Year – Registered Nursing/registered Nurse

$7,999/Year – Health Information/medical Records Technology/technician

$7,999/Year – Emergency Medical Technology/technician (emt Paramedic)

$7,999/Year – Dental Assisting/assistant

$7,999/Year – Health Services and Allied Health Sciences

$7,999/Year – Spanish Language and Literature

$7,999/Year – Japanese Language and Literature

$7,999/Year – Italian Language and Literature

$7,999/Year – Foreign Languages, Literature, and Linguistics

$7,999/Year – English Language and Literature

$7,999/Year – English Language, Composition and Literature/letters

$7,999/Year – Pre-engineering

$7,999/Year – Engineering

$7,999/Year – Building/construction Site Management/manager

$7,999/Year – Construction Trades

$7,999/Year – Information Technology

$7,999/Year – Computer Science

$7,999/Year – Computer and Information Systems Security/information Assurance

$7,999/Year – Computing and Information Sciences

$7,999/Year – Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations

$7,999/Year – Business/commerce

$7,999/Year – Banking and Financial Support Services

$7,999/Year – Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science Programs

$7,999/Year – Accounting Technology/technician and Bookkeeping

$7,999/Year – Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc.

$7,999/Year – Architectural Technology/technician

$7,999/Year – Architecture and Related Services

Language of Teaching

All courses are taught in American English.

Application / Enrollment Fees

This university has an application/enrollment fee of $50.

This university has a Regular Enrollment Tuition Fee of $46 per unit/credit. (at least 12 units/credits are mandatory)

This university also requires a mandatory Health Insurance Fee of $903 per semester.

Please Note: Fees are subject to change without notice

Application Deadlines

Degree Programs

Spring/January Intake: ends – 23rd September (best to apply before August)

Fall/August Intake: ends – 24th May (best to apply before April)

Transfer Students (already in the U.S. with an active I-20 and F-1 status)

Spring/January Intake: ends – 23rd October (best to apply before September)

Fall/August Intake: ends – 24th June (best to apply before May)

Conditional Admissions & Intensive English Program

Out of country applicants – ends – 55 days before the start of the program

In the country, transfer applicants – 3 weeks before the start of the program (July 1)

Application Documents

Undergraduate Applicants must be less than 25 years old.

Undergraduate

Completed application form

Copy of passport (Bio-page)

Official TOEFL/IELTS score report

Official Bank letter and financial support form

Official high school or college/university transcript

$50 non-refundable application fee

For international students in their home country it is mandatory to pay $75 DHL Delivery Service Fee to receive your I-20 (Excluding: North Korea, Syria, Cuba, & Iran) Not refundable.

If you are under 18 years old, please include the following:

    Copy of high school diploma in English

    Completed Legal Guardian Form

Conditional Admission Program

This is for applicants who wish to apply for the Academic Program but have not obtained the required TOEFL/IELTS score. Applicants will first attend the Intensive English Program (IEP) to obtain the required TOEFL score.

All the above documents are required for application into this program.

Intensive English Program

This is for applicants who wish to only learn English without any further educational goal at CCSF. The following are the documents required for admission into this program:

Completed Application Form

Copy of your Passport (Bio-page)

Official Bank Letter and Financial Support Form

$50 Application Fee

For new students in their home country (mandatory): $75 DHL Delivery Service Fee to receive your I-20 (Excluding: North Korea, Syria, Cuba, & Iran) Not refundable

Additional documents for transfer-in applicants

If you are under 18 years old, please include the following:

Completed Legal Guardian Form

Transfer Students

An F-1 status student is eligible to transfer to CCSF if he/she is in valid F-1 status at the time of transfer.  Students must request a transfer of their SEVIS record to CCSF after being admitted.  Consult with International Student Advisors at both the old school and the new school to make sure the F-1 SEVIS record transfer is handled properly.

Please also submit the following if you are applying as a transfer student:

    Copy of your F-1 visa (or Change of Status approval letter)

    Copy of your I-94 (https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov, or a copy of the front & back side of your I-94 white card if it was issued to you at the U.S. port of entry)

Copies of all previous I-20’s (page 1 & 2 only)

Bank Statement/Letter Requirements

For accounts outside the United States: Must be signed or stamped the bank official

For accounts inside the United States: Account holder information and bank contact information must be included on any official statements/letters

Requirements for all bank documentation

Must be dated within the last 6 months

Must list at least $23,950 US Dollars in cash (liquid assets), or equivalent to this amount in other currency (currency must be listed)

Must be in English or officially translated into English a translation company with legal interpreter’s stamp (you must then submit both original versions)

Please complete the International Student Financial Support Form and submit the notarized form with your application. Failure to do so will delay the application process

English Proficiency Documents / Requirements 

Applicants must have a minimum TOEFL score of iBT 56, ITP 483, or IELTS score of 5.5

Copy of original score reports will be accepted

Other Application Details

Undergraduate Applicants must be less than 25 years old.

Cost of CCSF Accommodation

Sharing a private flat costs roughly around $1,000 per month.

Housing Information

Finding a place to live in San Francisco can be difficult. If you are in need of a place to stay, we recommend that you talk to the Student Advisor of the program. He/She can inform you of the various options on housing and how to find an appropriate place to live. CCSF does not provide any on-campus housing.

Homestay

This type of housing gives students the opportunity to observe and participate in an American household while staying with a family. As part of the household, students are usually included in family social activities, and may be expected to perform simple chores such as helping at mealtime, keeping their room clean, and doing their laundry. Students can learn more about American culture and are more easily immersed in life in the United States.