International Student

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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 online application. (Having trouble? Print and complete our paper application.)
  2. Send the following additional documents (and paper application, if applicable) by e-mail to or mail to JCC Global Learning, 525 Falconer Street, Jamestown, NY 14702.
    -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 for the upcoming semester.
  4. Congratulations! After you are accepted, check out our next steps for international students.
International student tuition

Estimated costs for one academic year (September 2020-May 2021): $16,040 USD with applicable scholarships ◊

If you come to JCC and live on campus, you will pay approximately $15,520 USD per academic year. If you live off campus, you will pay approximately $18,250 USD per academic year. With no scholarships, cost is approximately $21,190 USD per academic year.

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

Breakdown 2020-2021 living on campus 2020-2021 living off campus 2020-2021 costs without scholarships
Tuition $10,400 $10,400 $10,400
Fees* $1,210 $1,210 $1,210
Books $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
Health insurance** $1,300 $1,300 $1,300
Housing $7,960 $7,000 $7,960
Scholarships ◊ $5,830 $2,210 $0
Total cost after scholarships*** $16,040 ◊◊ $18,700 ◊◊◊ $21,870


* 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 of $630 per year and a housing scholarship (including five-meal per week dining plan) of $5,200 per year. International students who live off campus are eligible for a tuition scholarship of $2,210 per year.

◊◊ 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. Limited number of homestays available.

How to pay

Steps on how to pay your bill »

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/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.
Attend our two-week English program

JCC's 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.

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 Global Learning for more information.

Do you have questions?

Get the answers directly from JCC's international students.

Contact Global Learning

Jamestown Campus
(Hamilton Collegiate Center)