Fee Schedule & Estimated Living Expenses
International student applicants are required to pay a one time US$50 non-refundable application processing fee. The fee is payable through the student portal after your application is submitted and processed. All fees below are estimated and subject to change without notice. International students are not eligible for federal financial aid.
Los Angeles Pierce College (LAPC) requires verification of funds per academic year of US$29,000*. An academic year is nine (9) months. However, depending on students actual cost of living, additional funds may be required. The amounts listed are the estimated cost students will pay per academic year.
LAPC International Student Fee Schedule 2022-2023, as of 2/16/2022
|Tuition and fees (24 units minimum)||US$9,072|
|LAPC SEVIS Fee||US$50|
|Total payable to LAPC||US$10,478|
LAPC International Student Estimated Living Expenses 2022-2023, as of 2/16/2022
|Books & Supplies||US$700|
|(Spouse and/or child)||US$1,000|
|Total payable to others||US$18,200|
*Students who will not be paying rent or buying groceries (free room and board) will only be required to document US$18,000 in available funds.
Explantion of fees:
The non-resident tuition for international students is currently US$332 per unit. Students are required to enroll in a minimum of 12 units each Fall and Spring semester. A minimum of 12 units of non-resident tuition would total US$3,984 for one semester; 24 units for 2 semesters would be US$7,968.
The current enrollment fee is US$46 per unit for all students. International students pay this fee in addition to non-resident tuition. A minimum of 12 units is US$552 and 24 units is US$1,104.
Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) Processing Fee
F1 Visa holders are required to pay a SEVIS fee of US$25 per semester.
Medical insurance is required throughout the student's program. Students are required to purchase Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) group medical insurance upon enrollment. The cost is currently US$678 per semester and is payable to the Los Angeles Pierce College.
Student Health Center Fee
All LAPC students are required to pay a Student Center Health Fee of US$19 per semester. By paying this fee, students have access to the Student Health Center which provides limited, low-cost medical services and referrals. International students must purchase LACCD medical insurance in addition to paying the Student Health Center Fee.
Student Representation Fee
A US$2 Student Representation Fee is charged every semester to provide support of student representation in governmental affairs.
Associated Student Organization (ASO) Fee
ASO membership fee is US$7 per semester.
A LAPC Parking Permit is required to park cars on campus each semester. The cost is US$20 per semester and parking is assigned to student lots. For preferred parking, ASO membership is required.
Books and Supplies
Textbooks and supplies vary depending on course requirements and are estimated to cost US$700 per year.
The Los Angeles Pierce College community is known as an upscale and moderately expensive rental area. While living expenses will vary depending on the student's lifestyle, the student should be prepared to spend approximately US$17,500 per academic year for rent, food, transportation and personal expenses.
The United States Government requires all F1 Students to present certified proof of financial support. Students may not accept employment off-campus without previous authorization from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (formerly INS). On-campus employment can be accepted, but positions are extremely limited. Unauthorized employment is sufficient reason to deny students the benefits of their visa status and may initiate deportation proceedings.