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Tuition and Fees

​​​​​​​​​Estimated Expenses for Admission

A part of the international student admission process requires that F-1 visa applicants show sufficient funds to sponsor their education in the United States. For this reason, we require a bank certification letter to confirm the applicant has enough funds to cover the estimated expenses. 

To receive a Form I-20, a minimum of $25,515 must be shown to cover the annual estimated expenses. This amount will vary from the fees shown above as it is an estimation. The amount of $25,515 is not paid directly to the school but is used to estimate the total expenses one can expect to spend while studying at Santiago Canyon College for one year. 


  • All F-1 international students must enroll full-time, or in at least 12 units for each fall and spring semester.​ 

  • Students who applied and begin their program in the summer session must enroll full-time, or in at least 6 units for the summer session.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The costs outlined below apply to international students in F-1 status.

​Based on one academic year​​​​​ (24 units)​
​Non-Resident Tuition & Enrollment​ Fee
​$445.00 per unit​
​Books and Supplies
​one academic year
​Health Center Fee​​
​$19.00 per semester
​International Student Health Insurance (2022-2023)
​12-month coverage ($851.28 per 6-month)
​Student Life and Leadership Fee
​$10.00 per semester (optional)
​SCC Student Representation Fee
​$2.00 per semester
​Parking Fee
​$30.00 per semester (optional)
​​Transportation Fee (semester bus pass)
$5.00 per semester​$10
Living Expenses​

​Based on one academic year​​​
​Non-Resident Tuition
$3,450.00 per semester
​Books and Supplies
​one academic year
​International Student Health Insurance (2022-2023)​
​12-month coverage ($851.28 per 6-month)​
​​Parking Fee
​$30.00 per semester (optional)
​​Transportation Fee (semester bus pass)​​​
$5.00 per semester​
Living Expenses​

* ​Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice. Tuition and fees reflected above are for the 2023-2024 academic year.​
**To receive a Form I-20, a minimum of balance $25,515 must be shown in your financial documents to cover the estimated annual expenses.

Pay the Application Fee

​Effective February 27, 2023: ​There is a $65.00 application fee for international students applying to Santiago Canyon College. 

Santiago Canyon College has partnered with PayMyTuition for international application payments. With PayMyTuition, you can pay your application fees from any bank, in any country (other than the US) in any currency at better than bank exchange rates. PayMyTuition is fast, simple, and cost-effective.​

If an applicant needs to defer their program start date, the first deferral does not require an application fee. Additional deferrals will require the applicant to pay a new $65.00 application fee.

If you are inside the US and trying to pay the application fee, please call the Cashiers Office at 714-628-4727 to make a payment over the phone.

Additional details can be found on SCC's dedicated PayMyTuition webpage.​


Tuition Payment Options​

  • ​Pay online using a debit/credit card payment options cc.PNG
    • ​Log online to Self-Service at​f​se​rvice

    • On the menu, click "Financial Information" and then "Student Finance" and then "Make a Payment".

    • A receipt will be emailed upon completion. You can view or print the fees paid under "Account Activity". 

  • Pay in person by cash, cards, checks, or money order
    • ​You can pay in person at the Cashier's Office located in the E-building in room E-102.  Click here for details and their hours of operation. 

Purchase Medical Insurance

​Please visit to enroll online with a credit card.

For questions about enrollment, contact Relation Insurance Services at 800-537-1777 (Monday-Friday, 8 am to 5 pm PST).​

Purchase a Parking Permit

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Parking Permits will be required for all students attending the Spring semester 2023.

Student virtual parking permit sales for Spring 2023 will begin January 22, 2023. This gives students two weeks to buy their permits before the Spring semester begins. Please use the following link to make your virtual permit purchase:

Students will be given an additional two-week grace period after the semester starts before campus safety & security will issue citations for no permit in student lots. Students will have a total of 4 weeks to get prepared before parking enforcement is in effect on February 20, 2023.

Students will be reminded that although there will be no citations issued for permit violations until February 20, 2023, warnings and citations may be issued for other violations such as students parking in staff parking spaces.