Tuition and Fees for F-1 Visa Students

Effective 2021-2022 academic year, International students on an F-1 visa pay $236.00 USD per unit.  Students are required to enroll in a minimum of 12 units (full time) each quarter. 

The following breakdown is an estimate of F-1 student tuition & fees for one academic year (three quarters, not including the optional summer quarter):

Tuition and fees* $8,496.00 USD
Mandatory health insurance** $1,686.00 USD
Estimated cost for books and supplies $1,500.00 USD
Estimated cost for room and board (homestay for 10 months at $1,300/month) $13,000.00 USD
Estimated spending money needed $2, 500.00 USD
Estimated total cost $27,182.00 USD

* Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.  For a breakdown of fees, visit the Fees At a Glance webpage.

  • Please read this message about an increase in tuition for the 2021-22 academic year.

** All F-1 international students enrolled in De Anza college are required to purchase and subscribe to the health insurance selected by the Foothill-De Anza college district office. 


De Anza, like most community colleges, does not have any dormitories or student residences.  However, De Anza is conveniently located near many housing options, including homestay and apartment rentals.  Visit our housing page to find more information.

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