Student Budget

What Will It Really Cost to Attend School in the United States?

International students applying for admission to OCC must show proof of financial support for one full year of study. The figures are approximate. Actual costs may be higher or lower depending on your individual circumstances and your program of study.  Remember, off campus work is generally allowed only late in your program for work experience (CPT) in your program of study. While immigration allows on campus work, there are limited student assistant jobs available at OCC. Please contact the International Student Office regarding additional costs for accompanying spouse and/or dependents.

Tuition and Fees $5,000 (2 semesters)
Health Insurance $2,000 (one year)
 Books $1,000 (one year) 
Living Expenses $11,500 (one year)

Tuition & Fees

Tuition is the cost of your classes at OCC. You must bring money for tuition and fees with you because there are payment deadlines during the registration period. Payment plan options are also available.

Books & Supplies

You are responsible for buying all books and supplies that your instructors require for your classes. Buy books at the campus where your class is located. The bookstores have options for buying used or new books. Also check with them for rental options.

Living Expenses

Food, housing and transportation costs are very high in the U.S. OCC does not have student housing and cannot assist students in locating housing. You will be responsible for finding your own living arrangements.