International Student

Come to JCC as an international student

Jamestown Community College welcomes students from throughout the world. When you study at JCC, you earn a nationally recognized education through JCC’s membership in the State University of New York, the largest system of public higher education in the United States.

International student application details

JCC is accepting applications for our upcoming semesters!

Spring 2024: The deadline for spring 2024 international student applications is December 1, 2023.

Fall 2024: Application is open to apply for early admission.

As an international student, you will follow additional application steps.

  1. Complete our online application.
  2. Send the following additional documents to or mail to JCC Global Learning, 525 Falconer Street, Jamestown, NY 14702.
    1. Scanned copy of your passport
    2. Copy of an English translated certificate, diploma, or transcript demonstrating successful completion of secondary education. Official credential evaluation may also be required.
    3. Evidence of English language skills: If English is not your first language, you must submit evidence of one of the following indicators of English language skills:
      1. TOEFL IBT 61 or higher
      2. IELTS Band 6 or higher
      3. TOEIC 500 or higher
      4. Duolingo 90 or higher
      5. Cambridge English 168 or higher
    4. Financial statement and bank documentation

You must demonstrate you can afford to pay the current costs of attending JCC for the duration of study. This information is required for visa eligibility determination. All documentation should be dated within six months of the date you submit your application to JCC.

  1. Review International Student Costs for the amount you are required to pay.
  2. Carefully read and complete the International Student Financial Statement.
  3. Provide the documentation that is required for your source of funding as outlined:
Source of funding and required documentation for international students
Source Required Documentation
Personal/Family Savings Original bank statement of account verifying the total amount of liquid funds available, verified by a bank official. An official bank verification of funds letter is also acceptable.
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/Sponsor 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.

U.S. federal immigration regulations severely restrict international student employment, so students should not expect to subsidize their studies by earning income in the United States.

Estimated costs for one academic year

September 2023-May 2024: $17,510 USD with applicable scholarships ◊

If you come to JCC and live on campus, you will pay approximately $17,510 per academic year. If you live off campus, you will pay approximately $22,380 per academic year.

The following chart provides a breakdown of estimated costs as well as important notes.

Estimated costs for one academic year for international students
Breakdown Living on campus Living off campus
Tuition $10,880 $10,880
Fees* $1,300 $1,300
Books $500 $500
Health insurance** $2,400 $2,400
Housing $8,500 $7,300
Scholarships ◊ $6,070  
Total cost after scholarships*** $17,510 ◊◊ $22,380 ◊◊◊

* These are per credit hour fees. Additional fees could apply for specified courses.

** 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.

◊ All international students who live on campus are eligible for a scholarship.

◊◊ International students living on campus must submit evidence of sufficient funds to cover this amount. See "Financial Statement and Documentation."

◊◊◊ International students living off campus must submit evidence of sufficient funds to cover this amount. See "Financial Statement and Documentation."

Tuition and fees subject to change.


Once you have been admitted, let’s look at the next steps you will take on your journey to JCC!