Tuition and Fees for F-1 Visa Students

  • Tuition is based on $276.00 per unit for 12 units for three quarters – fall, winter and spring. (Many students take additional units at $276 per unit.)
  • Additional costs apply for summer session classes. Visit the Summer Session Information webpage for more details.
Tuition and fees* (based on a minimum of 12 units per quarter at $276 per unit, effective July 1, 2024.) $9,936 USD
Mandatory health insurance ** $1,656 USD
Estimated cost for books and supplies $1,500  USD
Estimated cost for room and board (based on homestay for 2 months at $1,500 per month, which includes two meals per day) $15,000  USD
Estimated spending money needed $2,500  USD
Estimated total cost ***
$30,592  USD

* Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.  For a breakdown of fees, visit the Fees At a Glance webpage.

** All F-1 visa students enrolled at De Anza college are required to purchase and subscribe to the health insurance selected by the Foothill-De Anza college district office. Check out the ISP health insurance page for information on insurance coverage and insurance start dates.

*** Please note: students are required to show a bank letter with minimum Estimated total cost amount regardless of student's own living accommodations. For example,  if you will be living with a relative or friend, you may not provide a bank letter with less than the Estimated total cost shown above. No Exceptions.


De Anza, like most community colleges, does not have any dormitories or student residences.  However, De Anza is conveniently located near many housing options, including homestay and apartment rentals.  Visit our housing page to find more information.

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