Tuition and Fees

Cascadia’s small classes, attentive faculty, and proven teaching methods deliver high quality education at an affordable price. International students should expect to pay an estimated $9,355 for tuition and fees per year based on 2013-2014 tuition rates. Please note that the following costs are estimated expenses and that actual tuition, fees, and expenses vary based on individual circumstances and course placements:

Estimated Costs of College (in U.S. Dollars: 2015-2016 Academic Year)



 Estimated Tuition and Fees*

  1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter TOTAL
Tuition* $3,078 $3,078 $3,078 $9,235
Technology Fee $40 $40 $40 $120
ARC Fee $100 $100 $100 $300
TOTAL $3,218 $3,218 $3,218 $9,654

*Note:  The above tuition rates are the same for full-time study in our college-level program (15 credits/3 college courses) or full-time study in our English Language Program (20 ELP credits/4 ELP courses).

*(Subject to change) 


Estimated Living and Personal Expenses*

  1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter
Books & Supplies $325 $325 $325 $975
Health Insurance $270 $270 $270 $810
Room & Board $1,950 $1,950 $1,950 $5,850
Local Transportation $100 $100 $100 $300


$452 $452 $452 $1,356
TOTAL $3,097 $3,097 $3,097 $9,291

*Note:  Miscellaneous expenses include field trips and local activities, snacks and optional meals, souvenirs, toiletries, and setup costs of moving to a new city.

*(Subject to change) 


 Total Estimated Expenses*

  1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter
Tuition and Fees $3,218 $3,218 $3,218 $9,654
Living and Personal Expenses $3,097 $3,097 $3,097 $9,291
TOTAL $6,315 $6,315 $6,315 $18,945


*(Subject to change)

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Proof of Funding

Cascadia College is legally required to verify that international student applicants have sufficient funds available to cover tuition and living costs before we can issue an I-20. The estimated amount for one academic year at Cascadia College is U.S. $18,950. It is important that applicants have sufficient funding available for the entire duration of the academic program. Applicants may be asked to provide this information when applying for a visa at the United States Embassy or Consulate.

Estimated costs are subject to change without prior notice and students should be prepared for any adjustments in expenses. Students also must be prepared to pay all tuition and fees in full, as well as charges for living expenses at the time of registration. Checks (from a United States bank account), money orders, cash, and credit cards are accepted.

Sources of Funding

If you are receiving any funding from your employer, a sponsor, or from the government, be prepared to present the appropriate letters or documents which verify this funding. If your financial support is coming from personal or family funds, you may be asked to provide monthly bank account statements.


  • Documents must be no older than 3 months at the time of application.

  • Documents must be on the bank’s official letterhead.

  • Funds may be either in U.S. dollars or your country’s currency.


In certain circumstances, we may request additional information or documents.


Students with Dependents

An additional $5,000 is required for each dependent.

Other Expenses

You are expected to have an emergency fund of at least $1,000, as well as enough funds to support yourself while residing or traveling to or from the U.S., whether or not you attend school.