Expenses

International students must show proof of at least $25,400 per academic year (10 months) to finance the cost of tuition, fess, and living expenses. Overall, community colleges are more affordable than 4-year colleges/universities.

Estimated expenses include: International student tuition and enrollment fees (based on F-1 status minimum of 12 units; students may register for more), health insurance, student health center and representation fees (per semester), books/supplies, transportation, room and board, and miscellaneous expenses.  Find a list of tuition and fees here: http://canadacollege.edu/fees/fees.php.  Fees in bold text below are required; other expenses will vary based on your situation.

Students with dependents (spouse or child) must show an additional $5,000 for one dependent and $2,000 for each additional dependent.

 ESTIMATED EXPENSES Semester (5 months) Academic Year (10 months)
Application Fee (non-refundable, one-time fee) N/A 50
International Student Tuition,(12 units @$336/unit)*
*Includes International Student Tuition, Capital Outlay Fee, and Enrollment Fee
4,032 8,064
Health insurance (2020-2021 Academic Year)
 

650

Aug 1-Dec 31

Fall

910

Jan 1-July 31

Spring and Summer

Living expenses (based on 10 month home stay, shared room with meals) 5,375 10,750
Books and supplies 500 1,000
Local Public transportation 500 1,000
Miscellaneous 1,538 3.076
Total $12,425 $25,400

 *Fees charged directly by the College. Fees subject to change. 

 

Health Insurance

All F-1 international students are required to have full health insurance coverage. F-1 students must be prepared to purchase the health insurance plan sponsored by the District ($1560 for the year).  For more information about health insurance coverage, please visit: www.4studenthealth.com, and select "Canada College".

 

Housing

Cañada College does not offer on-campus housing.  Below is a list of housing resources.  New students should secure housing before arriving in the U.S. and plan to arrive at least two weeks before the start of the semester to attend the New International Student Orientation and to adjust to the surrounding areas.

SMCCCD Homestay Referral Program  SMCCCD provides international students with assistance in finding safe and affordable housing located near the campuses and public transportation. Housing options include private and shared home stays (as available).  Shared homestays are with other international students from the college.  Interested students should contact the SMCCCD Housing Coordinator at 1-650-358-6856 or housingcoordinator@smccd.edu.  Find out more information here: https://smccd.edu/international/housing.php.

Cañada College Housing Board allows students and community members to list available rooms for rent or students seeking roommates.  Other housing resources can also be found on the Housing Board that is located next to the Center for Student Life & Leadership Development in Building 5, Room 354.  To view the Housing Board and to request to add a listing, visit http://canadacollege.edu/studentlife/housing.php.

 

Cañada College does not offer on-campus housing. Below is a list of housing options and resources.  New students should secure housing before arriving in the U.S. and plan to arrive at least two weeks before the start of the semester to attend the New International Student Orientation and to adjust to the surrounding areas.

International Student Placement (ISP) has successfully placed thousands of international students with host families in the San Francisco Bay Area. They place each student in a living situation where they will feel comfortable and secure. ISP host families are personally interviewed in their home, screened and selected for the program. Host homes are located within a reasonable distance to the student's school, typically within a 5-mile radius.  Download and complete application form (http://isphomestays.com/college-programs/). Telephone: 

Cañada College Housing Board allows students and community members to list available rooms for rent or students seeking roommates.  Other housing resources can also be found on the Housing Board that can be found on campus next to the Center for Student Life & Leadership Development in Building 5, Room 354.  The Housing Board can also be viewed online or to request to add a listing at: http://canadacollege.edu/studentlife/housing.php.

- See more at: http://canadacollege.edu/international/resources.php#sthash.qcUd7CEJ.dpuf

Cañada College does not offer on-campus housing. Below is a list of housing options and resources.  New students should secure housing before arriving in the U.S. and plan to arrive at least two weeks before the start of the semester to attend the New International Student Orientation and to adjust to the surrounding areas.

International Student Placement (ISP) has successfully placed thousands of international students with host families in the San Francisco Bay Area. They place each student in a living situation where they will feel comfortable and secure. ISP host families are personally interviewed in their home, screened and selected for the program. Host homes are located within a reasonable distance to the student's school, typically within a 5-mile radius.  Download and complete application form (http://isphomestays.com/college-programs/). Telephone: 

Cañada College Housing Board allows students and community members to list available rooms for rent or students seeking roommates.  Other housing resources can also be found on the Housing Board that can be found on campus next to the Center for Student Life & Leadership Development in Building 5, Room 354.  The Housing Board can also be viewed online or to request to add a listing at: http://canadacollege.edu/studentlife/housing.php.

- See more at: http://canadacollege.edu/international/resources.php#sthash.qcUd7CEJ.dpuf

Books and Supplies

International students may be surprised of the cost of textbooks in the U.S. and that is why you must show available funds for books and supplies as well.  The Cañada College Bookstore sells all the textbooks and supplies needed for every class.  You may purchase new or used books and rent them for a per unit fee as well.  You can find a direct link to the Bookstore here: http://bookstore.canadacollege.edu/home.aspx

 

Scholarships

Cañada College offers some scholarships for international students based on student's financial need and academic achievements. Students can apply for the Cañada College scholarships during the spring semester. Financial aid from the federal and state government is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only.