Non-resident/International Students Estimated Expenses For One Year Of Study At Merced College

Listed below is the estimated breakdown of the cost per year for non-resident students. This is based on twelve (12) units (minimum for full-time status) per semester at $307.00 per unit.  Summer session is optional.

Estimated Expenses Spring Semester Summer Session (Optional) Fall Semester
Total Minimum Tuition

(Tuition fee is $307.00 per semester unit)
$3684

(Full time is minimum 12 units)
$921

(Optional, 3 units in Summer)
$3684

(Full time is minimum 12 units)
Health Fee $21 $18 $21
Student Rep Fee $2 None $2
Student Body Fee $5 None $5
Health Insurance *see  Note 3 below  *$609 (2/1-7/31)   * $609 (8/1-1/31)
Food & Housing (homestay) * $3,750

(5 months)
* $1500

(2 months)
* $3,750

(5 months)
Books & Supplies * $300 * $80 * $300
Total * $8,371 * $2,519 * $8,371

* Amounts are approximate

Notes:

  1. Students are required to provide written verification of at least $18,000.00 in available funds (equivalent United States currency).
  2. Merced College offers a competitive tuition waiver to top qualified students.  The selection is taken place on a yearly basis.
  3. Proof of medical/accident insurance is required prior to registering for classes. Students that do not have medical insurance from their home country will need to purchase their insurance through our office.