Tuition and Living Expenses
Tuition and fees are due and payable at the time of registration.
International students may use the following table for estimating expenses while attending Las Positas College. All fees are subject to change at any time.
Tuition Fees - per academic year (two semesters)
|Tuition for 24 units (12 units each semester @ $190 per course unit)||
|Enrollment Fee ($20 per unit)||$480|
|Term fees ($22 per semester)||
Estimated Living Costs - per academic year
|Medical Insurance (cost depends on insurance company & level of coverage)||
|Books and Supplies (~$400 per semester)||
|Rooms for rent (~$600 per month @ 9 months)||
|Food (~$250 per month @ 9 months)||
|Personal Expenses (~$150 per month @ 9 months)||
|Transportation (~$60 per month @ 9 months)||
|Total Living Costs Per Academic Year (two semesters)||
Estimated Tuition and Living Costs - per academic year
|Total Tuition and Living Costs Per Academic Year (two semesters)||
Summer Session (optional) - $200 per course unit. There are no unit requirements. Summer Session fees are not included in the above total.
International students do not qualify for financial aid. There are however several scholarships that International students may qualify for. Please see Financial Aid for more information.
International Student Employment
There may be a few jobs available for international students on campus, but do not count on getting one of them. International students are not allowed to work off campus without permission of the U.S. Government. To do so without permission can result in deportation and denial of future entry into the United States. It is very difficult to get this permission and it is not given until you have been here for over a year.
Payments are due with in 10 business days of registration. You may use cash, a Visa/Mastercard credit card, a personal check (from a U.S. bank), a Money Order, or traveler's checks (in U.S. dollars).
It is important for students to bring enough U.S. dollars to pay for the first semester fees (approximately $2,000), books and medical insurance, and the first few months of living expenses (rent, meals, etc.). You may wish to bring up to $5,000 to cover these initial expenses. (We suggest you use traveler's checks, as it is the most secure form of money to use while traveling and is widely accepted by businesses in the U.S.)
For your own safety and protection, please remember to safeguard your money, passport and personal belongings.