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Financing Your International Education at Cedar Crest College

Undergraduate Annual Direct and Indirect Costs

F-1 International Student Rates 
2024-2025 Academic Yea
UndergraduateSAGE Undergraduate 
– Nursing
SAGE Undergraduate 
– Other Programs
Tuition $45,664 $11,880 $11,400 
Living Expenses* $17,865$17,865$17,865
International Student Fee $3,200 $3,200 $3,200 
Activity Fee $400 $200 $200 
Technology Fee $250 $250 $250 
Insurance, Books, and Other Expenses*$7,325$7,325$7,325
TOTAL Estimated Cost*$74,704$40,720$40,240

* Estimated Cost: The living expenses listed above should be adequate for most international students; however, these figures will vary according to the student’s living accommodations and individual money management.

Merit Scholarships

While international students are not eligible for financial aid, we are delighted to provide financial assistance to international students through a Merit-Based Scholarship. This scholarship may be awarded to traditional, full-time first-year students based on academic criteria, including but not limited to high school grade point average (GPA), SAT or ACT scores, and class rank. The Merit scholarship is renewable annually, based on GPA requirements.

Campus Employment

  • International students are eligible for up to 29 hours per week of on campus employment.
  • Graduate students are encouraged to contact their department advisor for information regarding graduate assistantships.

Don’t see your program? Contact International Student Services for current costs.

Before an I-20 can be issued to an admitted student, United States immigration law requires Cedar Crest College to verify that the student has sufficient funds to finance their studies, undergraduate Bachelor’s first time college degree: 4 years; undergraduate Bachelor’s Lower Level Transfer degree: 3-4 years; Undergraduate Bachelor’s upper level transfer degree: 2 years.

You must submit the following information with your application:

  1. Financial Statements
  2. Bank Statement or official letter showing sponsor’s funding, assistantship, scholarship and/or Fellowship award letter that sup-ports your Affidavit of Support. This data must be dated within 6 months of the planned term of entry.
  3. Confirmation of Financial Support (Promissory Note) from financial sponsor (s) that clearly states their intention to support you financially during your entire stay at Cedar Crest College. Student may have multiple sponsors but the total amount from all sources of funding must exactly match the total required to attend Cedar Crest College for “all” years of attendance.

Be sure to go over the necessary financing with your sponsor. He or she must realize tuition, fees, room and board are payable on a strict deadline. Your money not only must be here, but also must be cleared by the bank before classes start. Funds from over-seas may take four (4) weeks or more to clear the bank and be usable, so you must plan ahead. A little planning now will save you much worry later.

You should bring bank drafts, traveler’s checks and some cash for immediate personal expenses. Opening a bank account when you arrive will be a priority. Please note that you will be required to pay the remainder of your balance in FULL for tuition and fees, UPON YOUR ARRIVAL TO THE COLLEGE to secure your classes.

Instructions for completing form I-901

The SEVIS fee of $350.00 must be paid and fully processed before the applicant arrives at the consulate for the visa I interview. A receipt will be sent to you by mail to the address that you indicate with your payment. Further, for those that pay the SEVIS fee on-line, a payment confirmation can be printed out immediately after the payment is made, and used as a receipt until the mailed receipt is received. Please note that if you are subject to this fee and do not pay it, you will not be issued an F-1 visa for admission to the United States.

You must take the SEVIS fee payment receipt with you for the visa interview. Having a receipt for the SEVIS fee payment will facilitate the visa application process. However, if you are unable to print a receipt from an on-line payment and/or do not receive your mailed receipt in time for your visa interview you can still go to your interview as long as your fee has been processed by the Department of Homeland Security.

Please note that Cedar Crest will NOT pay your I-901 fees. This is your responsibility.

For more detailed information on the fee payment process, go to the Student and Exchange Visitor Program’s website by clicking here:

  • Student’s Name as it appears on the passport must be included in the wire.
  • Money orders or bank checks/drafts will only be accepted.
  • Checks should be made payable to “Cedar Crest College”.
  • Student’s name should appear on the check as well.

Please contact Student Financial Services for wire transfer information.

Cedar Crest College is required by the United States Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) to verify the availability of adequate funding for your tuition, fees, and living expenses for the duration of your academic program.

All documentation of Support is valid for one year. Only official, original statements in English are accepted. We cannot issue the I-20 form necessary to obtain your visa until these forms are completed.

Evidence should consist of any or all of the following documentation that is applicable to your situation. Failure to provide evidence of sufficient income and/or financial resources may result in the denial of the student.

*Statement from an officer of the bank or other financial institution where you have deposits, giving the following details regarding your account:

  • Date account opened
  • Total amount deposited for the past year
  • Present Balance
  • Salary verification letters are not acceptable.

The International Affidavit of Support needs to be completed, notarized, and mailed with supporting documentation. Please contact International Student Services for a copy of this document.