Cedar Crest College Home
Mobile Navigation

Student Financial Services

212 Blaney Hall
100 College Drive
Allentown PA 18104-6196
Phone: (610) 606-4602
Fax: (610) 606-4653
For Financial Aid and Student Account Inquiries: financialservices@cedarcrest.edu

Financing Your International Education at Cedar Crest College

Cedar Crest College’s Estimated Cost of Attendance

Cedar Crest College also provides 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.

Before admission to a degree seeking program can be completed, an applicant must document availability of sufficient funds for four academic years of enrollment. The estimated amount required for the 2021-2022 year is $66,739 for undergraduate students. Note: Cedar Crest College cannot assume financial responsibility for international students unless the College has made such a commitment.

The amount listed above seems to be adequate for most international students; however, these figures will vary according to the student’s living accommodations and individual money management. International students are not eligible for financial aid. Students are, however, allowed to work on campus up to 29 hours. You should be aware, however, that on-campus work opportunities are extremely limited. Graduate students may wish to contact their department advisor for information regarding graduate assistantships.

Undergraduate Annual Direct and Indirect Costs

F-1 International Student Rates**
2020-2021 Academic Year

Tuition $40,967
Living Expenses
International Student Fee* $3,000
Activity Fee $400
Technology Fee $200
Insurance, Books & Education Expenses $5,219
Total $63,729

F-2 International Dependents Rates
2020-2021 Academic Year

First Dependent $5,000
Each Additional Dependent $2,500


F-1 International Student Rates**
2021-2022 Academic Year

Tuition $41,991
Living Expenses
International Student Fee* $3,200
Activity Fee $400
Technology Fee $200
Insurance, Books & Education Expenses $5,219
Total $66,739

F-2 International Dependents Rates
2021-2022 Academic Year

First Dependent $5,000
Each Additional Dependent $2,500


Contact the Office of International Programs for current costs.

A United States education is very expensive. The estimated total cost for 2021-2022 nine-month academic year of study at Cedar Crest College is $66,739.00, which covers tuition, fees, room and board. Most public and private sources are restricted to United States Citizens and permanent resident aliens.

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.

Student and Exchange Visitor Program: SEVIS I-901 Fee

Instructions for completing form I-901

The SEVIS fee of $200.00 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.

International Student Payment Instructions

Please contact the Student Financial Services for Wire Transfer Information.

  • 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.

Certification of Financial Responsibility

After the events of September 11, 2001, *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.

This document [International Affidavit of Support] needs to be completed, notarized and mailed with supporting documentation.