Tuition and Fees


Affordable Education Without Sacrificing Quality!

Completing a certificate program, a degree, or beginning your university studies at San Jose City College is the most cost-effective way to obtain a high-quality education in the United States. Students take required courses similar to those offered at univeristies but at a much lower cost.

The excellent value of a San Jose City College education without sacrificing quality makes studying here the best decision. 

International students are responsible for paying the tuition & other fees and health insurance fees directly to the college at the start of each semester.

International students are required to take a minimum of 12 units in the Fall and Spring semesters to maintain their F-1 visa status. 

All new international students are required to take Guidance-97A (Orientation to College- 0.5 units) their first semester enrolled under F-1 visa status at San Jose City College (SJCC).

expenses for one academic year:

Tuition & Fees
Mandatory Health Insurance$1,689*
Estimated Books & Supplies
Estimated Living Expenses
Estimated Other Personal Expenses$2,249
Total Estimated Cost =

The estimates above reflect expenses for the 2022-2022 academic year from approximately mid-August through May for a student taking 12-units per semester, unless noted.

*2021-2022 Insurance rates.

Expenses are revised annually and subject to change without notice.



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