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 $208.00 per unit.  Summer session is optional.

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

(Tuition fee is $208.00 per semester unit)
$2,496.00

(Full time is minimum 12 units)
$624.00

(Optional, 3 units in Summer)
$2,496.00

(Full time is minimum 12 units)
Enrollment Fee $46.00 per unit $552.00 $138.00 $552.00
Health Fee $17.00 $14.00 $17.00
Student Rep Fee $1.00 None $1.00
Student Body Fee $5.00 None $5.00
Health Insurance * $685.00 (2/1-7/31)   * $685.00 (8/1-1/31)
Food & Housing (homestay) * $3,750.00

(5 months)
* $1500.00

(2 months)
* $3,750.00

(5 months)
Books & Supplies * $300.00 * $80.00 * $300.00
Total * $7,801.00 * $2,356.00 * $7,801.00

* Amounts are approximate

Notes:

  1. Students are required to provide written verification of at least $17,000.00 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.