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Maps, Directions & Parking
Find Your Way to Cañada College and Around Campus

Class Schedule
A Complete List of Classes

 

Expenses

International students must show proof of at least $23,000 per academic year (10 months) to finance the cost of tuition, fess, and living expenses. Overall, community colleges are more affordable than 4-year colleges/universities.

Estimated expenses include: Nonresident tuition and enrollment fees (minimum of 12 units, on average international students enroll in 15 units), health insurance, student health center and representation fees (per semester), books/supplies, transportation, room and board, and miscellaneous expenses.  Find a list of tuition and fees here: http://canadacollege.edu/fees/fees.php.

Students with dependents (spouse or child) must show an additional $5,000 for one dependent and $2,000 for each additional dependent.

 ESTIMATED EXPENSES
*Fees charged directly by the College. Fees subject to change. 
Semester
(5 months)
Academic Year
(10 months)
Nonresident Tuition ($46 enrollment fee + $215 nonresident fee  
+ $8 capital outlay fee x 12 units minimum)*
3,228 6,456
Health insurance*
648 1,296
Living expenses (based on 10 month home stay) 6,375 12,750
Books and supplies 300 600
Public transportation 320 640
Miscellaneous 629 1,258
Total $11,500 $23,000

 

HEALTH INSURANCE

All F-1 international students are required to have health insurance coverage. Students must be prepared to purchase the health insurance plan sponsored by the College ($630 per semester).  For more information about health insurance coverage, please visit: www.4studenthealth.com/smccd.

HOUSING

Cañada College does not offer on-campus housing.  Below is a list of housing resources.  New students should secure housing before arriving in the U.S. and plan to arrive at least two weeks before the start of the semester to attend the New International Student Orientation and to adjust to the surrounding areas.

SMCCD Housing Assistance SMCCD provides international students with assistance in finding safe and affordable housing located near the campuses and public transportation. Housing options include apartment rentals, room rentals, home stays, and shared housing with other international students.  Interested students should contact the SMCCD Housing Coordinator at 1-650-358-6856 or housingcoordinator@smccd.edu.  Find out more information here: https://smccd.edu/international/housing.php.

Host Family International Student Placements (ISP) has successfully placed thousands of international students with host families throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.  Each host family is screened and interviewed at their home before being selected to host international students.  Each student is placed in a living situation where they will feel comfortable and secure.  Host families are located near public transportation that is easily accessible to the College.  For more information and an application visit http://isphomestays.com/college-programs/ or call 1-650-947-8879.

Cañada College Housing Board allows students and community members to list available rooms for rent or students seeking roommates.  Other housing resources can also be found on the Housing Board that is located next to the Center for Student Life & Leadership Development in Building 5, Room 354.  To view the Housing Board and to request to add a listing, visit http://canadacollege.edu/studentlife/housing.php.

Cañada College does not offer on-campus housing. Below is a list of housing options and resources.  New students should secure housing before arriving in the U.S. and plan to arrive at least two weeks before the start of the semester to attend the New International Student Orientation and to adjust to the surrounding areas.

International Student Placement (ISP) has successfully placed thousands of international students with host families in the San Francisco Bay Area. They place each student in a living situation where they will feel comfortable and secure. ISP host families are personally interviewed in their home, screened and selected for the program. Host homes are located within a reasonable distance to the student's school, typically within a 5-mile radius.  Download and complete application form (http://isphomestays.com/college-programs/). Telephone: 

Cañada College Housing Board allows students and community members to list available rooms for rent or students seeking roommates.  Other housing resources can also be found on the Housing Board that can be found on campus next to the Center for Student Life & Leadership Development in Building 5, Room 354.  The Housing Board can also be viewed online or to request to add a listing at: http://canadacollege.edu/studentlife/housing.php.

- See more at: http://canadacollege.edu/international/resources.php#sthash.qcUd7CEJ.dpuf

Cañada College does not offer on-campus housing. Below is a list of housing options and resources.  New students should secure housing before arriving in the U.S. and plan to arrive at least two weeks before the start of the semester to attend the New International Student Orientation and to adjust to the surrounding areas.

International Student Placement (ISP) has successfully placed thousands of international students with host families in the San Francisco Bay Area. They place each student in a living situation where they will feel comfortable and secure. ISP host families are personally interviewed in their home, screened and selected for the program. Host homes are located within a reasonable distance to the student's school, typically within a 5-mile radius.  Download and complete application form (http://isphomestays.com/college-programs/). Telephone: 

Cañada College Housing Board allows students and community members to list available rooms for rent or students seeking roommates.  Other housing resources can also be found on the Housing Board that can be found on campus next to the Center for Student Life & Leadership Development in Building 5, Room 354.  The Housing Board can also be viewed online or to request to add a listing at: http://canadacollege.edu/studentlife/housing.php.

- See more at: http://canadacollege.edu/international/resources.php#sthash.qcUd7CEJ.dpuf

BOOKS AND SUPPLIES

International students may be surprised of the cost of textbooks in the U.S. and that is why you must show available funds for books and supplies as well.  The Cañada College Bookstore sells all the textbooks and supplies needed for every class.  You may purchase new or used books and rent them for a per unit fee as well.  You can find a direct link to the Bookstore here: http://bookstore.canadacollege.edu/home.aspx

FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Cañada College offers some scholarships for international students based on student's financial need and academic achievements. Students can apply for the Cañada College scholarships during the spring semester. Financial aid from the federal and state government is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only.

Global Beca Scholarship for New International Students

SMCCD Scholarship Information for Current International Students

International Education Financial Aid

Betins.com International Student Scholarship

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