Welcome! Thank you for considering State Fair Community College for your higher education. Please find the information you need and how to apply below. If you have any questions, be sure to contact us using the information on the left side of this page.

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If you are not a United States citizen, you must meet federal government requirements through the Student Exchange and Visitor Information System (SEVIS) to be granted Form I-20, and you must have paid the SEVIS I-901 fee.

If you are a permanent resident or a noncitizen who is in the United States on a work permit, you are not considered an international student.


Please read and follow the current travel guidance provided by the CDC, countries specific to your departure and arrival and the airline(s) you plan to use with regards to Covid-19.

If State Fair has any specific updates to the Covid-19 protocol or campus plan, students will be notified through email and on their mySFCC.

International Student Steps to Apply

  1. Complete the online application and select “New International” student type.
  2. Submit an official document that shows completion of a secondary education equivalent to graduation from a U.S. high school, translated into English, including the diploma and provisional certificates, if applicable.
  3. If you have prior international college credit, submit a course-by-course evaluation of your international transcript, in English, to SFCC via Educational Credentials Evaluators.
  4. Complete and submit the affidavit of financial support (found in the International Student Admissions Checklist located on the left of this page) signed by the individual responsible for the payment of tuition and fees.
  5. Upload a bank statement dated within the last 6 month showing proof of funds (in liquid assets) for the amount on the affidavit of financial support.
  6. Submit proof of health insurance coverage equivalent to or better than the coverage provided through the College-affiliated program.
  7. Submit proof of English proficiency (if you are not a a citizen of a country exempt from proof of English proficiency) through a TOEFL exam with a score of 61 or higher, TOEFL Essentials score of 7.5 or higher, an IELTS exam with an overall score of 6.0 or higher, or a Duolingo Exam with a score of 95 or higher. All official English proficiency exam results should be submitted to the SFCC Testing Center.
  8. Upload a photocopy of your passport.
  9. Include a copy of your immunization records with proof of full vaccination for MMR.
  10. Provide placement test scores (i.e. ACT, ACCUPLACER, SAT, or SFCC Guided Self-Placement) (placement testing is required prior to your arrival – schedule an appointment through the Testing Center).

Once you are admitted to State Fair Community College, we will issue your initial I-20.

When you arrive, check in with Admissions and Outreach, provide the following items:

  • I-94
  • Proof Visa
  • Your signed I-20 form

Anticipated Costs for International Students 

International Tuition (30 credit hours) $7,920*
General Fees** $1,000
Room and Board^ $9,150
Books and Supplies $1,200
Miscellaneous $1,000
TOTAL $20,270
NOTE: This is an estimation. Total costs may vary.  

* Tuition is subject to change based on courses of study.
** Fees are dependent on program and courses in which the student is enrolled.
^ Room & Board quoted is the average cost of single occupancy options available.

This amount does not include the estimated cost of health insurance.

Important in formation to help you plan:

  • While federal financial aid is not available to international students on a F visa type, SFCC does have a scholarship application as well as on-campus employment opportunities.
  • SFCC offers housing and food service for students who wish to live on the Sedalia campus. Housing contracts are available online in mySFCC for admitted students. You need to submit a completed contract and a $50 deposit before your application will be considered.
  • As SFCC does not have a college-operated health center, please budget accordingly and begin to research doctors in the area so you are prepared if you need one.

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