Cost of Attendance - Degree & Certificate Programs

International students must maintain Full-Time Status every main term attended (Full-Time is 12 or more units for the Fall and Spring semesters). All fees must be paid before you register for classes. 

Estimated Cost for 1 Academic Year (Fall and Spring semester)

Fees Description Estimated Cost
*Enrollment & Tuition Fee *$443 per unit, 12 units minimum per semester (fall & spring) *$10,700
Living Expenses Estimated for 2 semesters (fall and spring) $11,000
Mandatory Medical Insurance Annual (12 months) $1,900
Books, supplies, & Incidentals Estimated for 2 semesters (fall & spring) $900
TOTAL Estimate cost for one academic year $24,500

Please Note:

  • *These fees are subject to state legislative change without advanced notice. The fees shown is an estimate yearly cost for attending Cerritos College based on 12 units per semester for Fall and Spring.

  • Dependents: (spouse and children) add $3,000.00 per dependent to the total amount.

  • SEVIS FEE (Form I-901): Once a new initial I-20 is issued, a Form I-901 along with a payment of $350.00 SEVIS Fee must be completed before applying for, or a re-validation of the F-1 Visa Status. For more information on paying the SEVIS fee, please visit

  • Financial Aid is not available to International Students. Limited scholarships are available after registration.

  • For any questions or further information, please contact the Office of International Student Services.