Welcome! Here’s the information you need and how to apply.

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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.

COVID-19 Protocols

The following are COVID-19 protocols for International Students traveling to campus from out of the country:

  • All International students should be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to travel.
  • One to three days prior to travel, international students must be tested for COVID 19 and may not travel with a positive test.  
  • Upon arrival to the U.S. or to the State Fair Community College campus, all international students will again be tested for COVID-19.
  • Fully vaccinated students will not be expected to quarantine after testing.
  • Unvaccinated students will be quarantined for seven days after testing. 
  • Students with a positive COVID test will be isolated according to CDC and public health guidelines.

Steps to Apply

  1. Complete the online application and select “International” student type.
  2. If you have prior international college credit, submit a translated transcript to SFCC via Educational Credentials Evaluators.
  3. Submit proof of financial support.
  4. Submit proof of medical insurance.
  5. Submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores. See TOEFL Requirements for Specific Countries for SFCC’s requirements.
  6. Submit a photocopy of your passport.
  7. Submit test scores (placement testing is required prior to your arrival – schedule an appointment through the Testing Center).

Once we receive these required items, we will issue Form I-20.

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

    • Form I-94
    • Proof of I-901 payment
    • A copy of your United States VISA page
    • Your original Form I-20 with your signature

Anticipated Costs for International Students for the 2021-2022 Academic Year (August-May)

International Tuition (30 credit hours) $7,110*
General Fees** $1,000
Room and Board^ $7,436
Books and Supplies $1,200
Miscellaneous $1,000
TOTAL $17,746
NOTE: This is an estimation. Total costs may vary.  

*Tuition is subject to change with particular courses of study.
**Fees are dependent on program and courses in which the student is enrolled.
^Room & Board quoted for highest option offered by housing

If you are accepted for admission to SFCC, you should be aware that:

  • The college cannot assist you with federal financial aid.
  • If you are admitted on the basis of a student visa, you are not typically permitted to work at an off-campus job.
  • You may be required to pay your fees in advance.
  • 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.
  • There is no college-operated health service. You should plan to buy health and accident insurance, and budget for any required health care.

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