Tuition and Fees for F-1 Visa Students

Effective for the 2022-2023 academic year, international students attending on an F-1 visa will pay $252 USD per unit.  Students are required to enroll in a minimum of 12 units (full time) each quarter. 

The following breakdown is an estimate of F-1 visa student tuition & fees for one academic year (three quarters, not including the optional summer quarter):

Tuition and fees* $9,072  USD
Mandatory health insurance** $1,728  USD
Estimated cost for books and supplies $1,500  USD
Estimated cost for room and board (homestay for 10 months at $1,500/month) $15,000  USD
Estimated spending money needed $2,500  USD
Estimated total cost $29,800  USD

* Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.  For a breakdown of fees, visit the Fees At a Glance webpage.

** All F-1 visa students enrolled at De Anza college are required to purchase and subscribe to the health insurance selected by the Foothill-De Anza college district office. 


De Anza, like most community colleges, does not have any dormitories or student residences.  However, De Anza is conveniently located near many housing options, including homestay and apartment rentals.  Visit our housing page to find more information.

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