Tuition & Fees

International Relations Office

International Tuition and Fees

The college is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant students with current visas. These students are classified as out-of-state and will pay that tuition rate.

Cost of Attending OJC per Year 2015-2016     (15 credits per semester)
Tuition: ($223.45 per credit hour) $3,351.75 $3,351.75 $6,703.50
OJC All Student Fee: $185 $185 $370
International Student Fees: $100 $100 $200
Living Expenses: (Room & Board) $3155 $3155 $6310
Housing Deposit: (Refunded at end of spring term) $100 - -
Books/Supplies: $500 $500 $1000
Health Insurance: * $420 $420 $840.00
TOTAL (Estimated Cost Per Year) : $15,423.50
Students must show proof of $15,550 USD on their I-20:  $7250 Tuition/Fees;  $6400 Room & Board; $1850 Books/Insurance.
* NOTE: Health insurance is mandatory and should meet these minimum standards:
  • Medical benefits of at least $50,000 per accident or illness
  • Repatriation of remains in the amount of $7,500
  • Expenses associated with the medical evacuation of the exchange visitor to his or her home country in the amount of $10,000
  • A deductible not to exceed $500 per accident or illness
An insurance policy secured to meet the benefits requirements must be underwritten by an insurance corporation with an A.M. Best rating of "A-" or above, an Insurance Solvency International, Ltd. (ISI) rating of "A-I" or above, a Standard and Poor's Claims Paying Ability rating of "A-" or above, or a Weiss Research, Inc. rating of B+ or above or be backed by the full faith and credit of the government of the exchange visitor's home country.
Recommended Insurance for International Athletes:  International Student Insurance Select Secure Plan
Recommended Insurance for International Non-Athletes:  ISP Mountaineer Plan

SCHOLARSHIP OPTIONS      International Scholarship Overview

Franzman International Scholarship

This scholarship is offered by Seth and Barbara Franzman for the benefit of a deserving second-year (sophomore) international student to assist with funds necessary to continue their education at Otero Junior College, and to promote a positive international culture in the College community. (DOWNLOAD APPLICATION 78 Kb PDF)

International Academic/Leadership Scholarship*

Current OJC international students who have received the distinction of being on the President’s List, have demonstrated leadership and have been active in community service can apply for this scholarship award of $500 toward the following semester at OJC. (DOWNLOAD APPLICATION 283 Kb PDF)

International Spirit Scholarship Application*

Current OJC international students who have received the distinction of being on the Institutional Recognition Honors List, have been active in community service and have demonstrated and fostered opportunities to reach across cultural borders to promote international understanding can apply for this scholarship award of $250 toward the following semester at OJC. (DOWNLOAD APPLICATION 204 Kb PDF)

Student Life Scholarship

A $500 per semester tuition scholarship to students who select to live in OJC on-campus housing and participate in Student Life activities and events.

*These scholarships are made possible from the proceeds of the International Foods Night Event in the spring term. Thank you to everyone who has supported and continues to support this program!

Searchable Financial Aid Databases for International Students

The links below are to public scholarship databases on the internet geared toward use by Americans wanting to study abroad and international students wanting to study in the United States. Please look closely at the criteria to find those that might best suit you.

Mexican-American Legal Defense Fund (MALDEF) Scholarship List*


International Education Financial Aid