Important costs and payment Information for International Students


Tuition & Expenses

The following are cost estimates based on the required minimum full-time enrollment of 12-credits per quarter. Tuition and educational expenses will vary depending on students' course selections, housing and meal choices, personal spending, and number of credits. This provides a general minimum estimate of the costs required to attend LCC, and to provide a reasonable estimate for the declaration of financial support required for an F-1 Visa.

Tuition rates are established by the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges and are subject to change.

*The estimate for housing is based on the lowest-cost option, which is an LCC shared apartment. Other types of housing may increase actual cost paid. Meals are based on an estimate of $200 per month. 

  Full Academic Year (9 months)
Tuition & Fees $9,027
Books & Supplies $1,155
Health Insurance $1,464
Housing & Meals* $4,500
Personal Expenses $1,800
Total Estimated Annual Cost of Attendance for I-20 $17,946

LCC's Intensive English Program is 18-credits per quarter. Intensive English program tuition is estimated at $3,365 per quarter, or $10,092 per academic year. All costs subject to change.


Additional Costs

Application fee: $50

Mailing Fee: $30

(for mailing outside of the USA)

Application fee and mailing fee (if applicable) must be paid before I-20 will be mailed.


When to Make Payments

International Application and Mailing Fee of $50 and $30

Due before I-20 can be mailed.

Housing Placement Fee of $300

For Fall quarter: Due by August 1, For Winter quarter: Due by December 1, For Spring quarter: Due by March 1st.
Students who do not pay the fee, or do not confirm that they have secured other housing will have their I-20 cancelled for LCC, as we cannot accept students who do not have housing arranged before arrival.


Due by first day of quarter.

Books & Supplies

After arrival.

Health Insurance

Due with tuition on the first day of the quarter.

Housing (Host Family)

Beginning of every month, as arranged with the host family.

Housing (Apartment)

Beginning of every month, as written in the lease agreement.


How to Make Payments

The following forms of payment are accepted:

  • Wire Transfer

  • Credit Card (Visa or Master Card only)

  • Check (from a U.S. bank account only)

  • Cash (accepted in person only)

Payment Authorization is required for each payment that is made prior to the student's arrival at LCC. This ensures that funds are properly credited to the student's account.

Wire Transfer

  1. Submit the signed Payment Authorization by email or fax to:
    2. +1-360-442-2319
  2. Wire funds to:

Bank of America
1515 Commerce Avenue
Longview, WA 98632, USA

Account Owner: Lower Columbia College
Account Number: 1381-1042-2181
Routing Number: 026009593
Swift Code: BOFAUS3N

Credit Card (Visa or Master Card only)

  1. Submit the signed Payment Authorization by email or fax to:
    2. +1-360-442-2319
    3. Credit Card payments may also be made by phone by calling the LCC Cashier at +1-360-442-2210.

Check (from a U.S. bank account only)

  1. Complete the Payment Authorization and mail it with your check to:

Lower Columbia College
Attn: Cashiering
1600 Maple Street
Longview WA 98632, USA

Cash (accepted in person only)

Pay in person during regular business hours at the LCC Cashier located in the Admissions Center. Must have Photo ID.

Contact International Programs

International Programs Office


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