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!

Fall 2023: The deadline for fall 2023 international student applications is July 1, 2023.

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

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. Photocopy of your passport
    2. Verified declaration of finances
    3. Transcripts of secondary education, indicating graduation, with an official English translation and credential evaluation
    4. Evidence of English language skills: An international student for whom English is not a first language must submit evidence of one of the following indicators of English language skills:
      • TOEFL IBT 61 or higher
      • IELTS Band 6 or higher
      • TOEIC 500 or higher
      • Duolingo 90 or higher
      • Cambridge English 168 or higher
      • Applicants lacking any of the above indicators may still apply and request to be considered for JCC's English Language Pathways Program.
  3. Congratulations! After you are accepted, check out our next steps for international students.

Estimated costs for one academic year

September 2022-May 2023: $16,677 USD with applicable scholarships ◊

Steps on how to pay your bill »

If you come to JCC and live on campus, you will pay approximately $16,677 per academic year. If you live off campus, you will pay approximately $19,237 per academic year. With no scholarships, the cost is approximately $23,347 per academic year.

For a complete breakdown of cost, check out our table below. We also have some important notes related to costs.

Costs for one academic year for international students
Breakdown Living on campus Living off campus Costs without scholarships
Tuition $10,680 $10,680 $10,680
Fees* $1,275 $1,275 $1,275
Books $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
Health insurance** $2,192 $2,192 $2,192
Housing $8,200 $7,000 $8,200
Scholarships ◊ $6,670 $2,910 $0
Total cost after scholarships*** $16,677 ◊◊ $19,237 ◊◊◊ $23,347

* 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 tuition scholarship and a housing scholarship (including seven-meal per week dining plan). International students who live off campus are eligible for a tuition scholarship.

◊◊ International students living on campus must submit evidence of sufficient funds to cover this amount. See “declaration of finances.”

◊◊◊ International students living off campus must submit evidence of sufficient funds to cover this amount. See “declaration of finances.”

Tuition and fees subject to change.

You are encouraged to apply to JCC regardless of your test results for English language skills. As part of the application process, you can also apply for placement in JCC’s English Language Pathways Program for one or two semesters.

This program includes both English Language Instruction (ELI) courses to help you develop your language skills and electives toward your degree or certificate.

Semester I:

  • English Language Instruction (ELI 0400): 3 credits
  • ELI Culture/Communication Workshop (ELI 0450): 2 credits
  • Credit-bearing electives (which do not require English prerequisites): 7 credits

Semester II:

  • English Language Instruction II (ELI 7015): 3 credits
  • ELI Culture/Communication Workshop II (ELI 7016): 2 credits
  • Credit-bearing electives (which do not require English prerequisites): 7 credits

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. 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.

Use the International Student Financial Statement to report your financial information. Submit the completed form at time of application as part of your additional documentation.

All documentation should be dated within six 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 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. 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/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.

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.

Learn about the scholarship »

Community opportunity: Friendship Family program

Be a friend to our international students at JCC through our Friendship Family program. International students have left their family and friends to come to JCC, and you can help make their stay 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 dinner, meeting them for coffee, or involving them in a holiday celebration are all simple ways of sharing. Contact Global Learning for more information.