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Jamestown Community College proudly welcomes students from throughout the world. As part of the State University of New York, we offer you opportunities to be part of the largest system of public higher education in the United States while enjoying the personal attention and small college feel that will put you on the path to success.

Become a JCC student
  1. Complete our application (PDF).
  2.  Send the application and the following additional documents by e-mail to or mail to JCC International Outreach, 525 Falconer Street, Jamestown, NY 14701.
    -Small identification photo
    -Photocopies of your visa and passport
    -Verified declaration of finances
    -Transcripts of secondary and post-secondary education, with an official English translation and credential evaluation
    -TOEFL score results
  3. Complete your application and submit your documents by November 1 for the following spring semester, and June 1 for the following fall semester.
International student tuition

Estimated Costs for One Academic Year (September-May): $16,475 USD with applicable scholarships ◊

The cost of study at Jamestown Community College is estimated at $19,225 U.S. dollars per academic year of 9 months (September to May). Shared living expenses can significantly reduce expenses.

Breakdown On-Campus Housing Off-Campus Housing Homestay***
Tuition (full-time, non-resident) $7,290 ◊
($9,500-$2,210 scholarship)

$7,290 ◊
($9,500-$2,210 scholarship)

$7,290 ◊
($9,500-$2,210 scholarship)
Fees $900 $900 $900
Books $700 $700 $700
Room and board

$6,500 ◊
($7,500-$1,000 scholarship)

$7,000 $3,200
Mandatory health insurance* $1,085 $1,085 $1,085
with applicable scholarships ◊
$16,475 $16,975 $13,175

* New York state law requires that sickness insurance, repatriation insurance, and evacuation insurance be carried by all international students. Current policy provides that this expense be paid at the same time tuition is due.
** Estimate of costs does not include travel, meals, clothing, entertainment, or other personal expenses.
*** Limited number of homestays available.
◊ New international student scholarships available: All international students are eligible for a new international student scholarship of $1,105 per semester toward tuition. This scholarship will reduce annual tuition by $2,210. International students who live on campus are also eligible for a new room and board scholarship of $500 per semester. This scholarship will reduce annual room and board costs by $1,000. 

Tuition and fees subject to change.

How to pay

JCC has partnered with peerTransfer to assist with money transfers. Visit Flywire for more information. If you have any questions, contact the International Outreach coordinator.

Declaration of finances

Declaration of finances

Financial aid is not available for international students at Jamestown Community College. You must make a declaration of finances to show that you can afford to pay the current costs of attending JCC, without working, for the duration of study. The U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service will not approve any of campus employment unless you are able to present and document that there have been unforeseen changes in economic circumstances since your arrival in the United States.​

All documentation should be dated within three months of the date you submit your application to JCC. Only original or true certified copies are acceptable. Photocopies and faxed copies are not acceptable. This information is required for visa eligibility determination only. Bank statements carry no liability on the part of the bank.

You can provide evidence of any combination of funding and support from the following sources:

Source Required Documentation
Personal/Family Savings Original bank statement of account verifying the total amount of liquid funds available, verified by a bank official. Salary statements and property cannot be used.
Scholarships An official scholarship letter addressed to Jamestown Community College from the institution awarding the scholarship. The letter must contain the name of the applicant, duration of the award, and the amount of funds available for each year of study.
Government/Employer An official letter addressed to Jamestown Community College indicating the amount of support being offered. It should contain the same information as the scholarship letter outlined above.
Loans An official letter from the credit or lending institution indicating the approval and amount of the loan.
Attend our English summer program

JCC's summer English language immersion program offers you an opportunity to study English grammar and improve your vocabulary, pronunciation, listening skills, speaking, reading, and writing. No TOEFL scores are required.

Experience small class sizes and excursions around Chautauqua County and surrounding regions. Classes are held Monday through Friday by qualified ESL professors. You will stay in a modern suite-style residence hall on campus equipped with a full kitchen and individual bathrooms.

Our 2018 program is scheduled for August 6-18, 2018. Learn more about the program and how to apply.

International student scholarship

You are encouraged to apply for the JCC International Student Scholarship for each year of full-time study at JCC. Preference is given if you complete your application by November 1 for the following spring semester, and June 1 for the following fall semester.

You need to hold a GPA of 2.5 or better and demonstrate participation in a campus-based international student organization to receive the scholarship for your second year.

Friendship family program

Be a friend to our international students at Jamestown Community College through our Friendship Family program. International students have left their family and friends to come here, which can be a lonely experience, but you can help make their stay more memorable and rewarding.

Being a friendship family is not the same as a host family. We want to connect our students with caring members of the community who can support them and help them adjust. You do not need to provide housing accommodations for the student. Taking a student grocery shopping, including them at Sunday dinner, meeting them for coffee, or involving them in a holiday celebration are all simple ways of sharing.

Contact International Outreach

Jamestown Campus
(Hamilton Collegiate Center)