FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Below are some of the most common questions that international students have. If your question isn’t answered below, please contact us.

Can I apply for admission if I have not yet taken the TOEFL exam?

Yes, we will begin the application process with the information you send us. As soon as we have your TOEFL exam, if that is the last item we are waiting for you will be accepted.

Can I continue my studies following graduation from Cayuga?

Although we cannot guarantee acceptance at another institution, College staff will assist you with the transfer process.

What is the application deadline?

Cayuga Community College does not have a specific deadline to apply, however because you will need to make an appointment with your Embassy, and make flight arrangements we suggest you start sending me information 6 months before the start of the semester you are interested in. That way if there is anything that needs to be updated for your file or if the information you have sent is not correct (i.e. bank statement); there will be time for you to mail these things to us (mail time could take 2-6 weeks). The College has to receive the necessary requirements (Academic, Financial and Linguistic) by August 1 for the Fall Semester and December 1 for the Spring Semester.

What are the estimated expenses for International Admissions?

Academic Year
(9 Months)
Calendar Year
(12 Months) *
Housing ** $ 11,215 $ 16,822
Lattimore Hall Application Fee $ 275 $ 275
Lattimore Hall Security Deposit $ 300 $ 300
Mandatory Activity Fee $ 40 (per semester) $ 40 (per semester)
Mandatory Fees (estimated) $ 544 $ 816
Tuition (estimated) *** $ 8,998 $ 13,497
Personal Expenses $ 1,057 $ 1,585
Transportation **** $ 1,163 $ 1,745
Books & Supplies $ 1,250 $ 1,875
TOTALS $ 24,842 $ 36,955

NOTE: Please note: All international students must have health insurance that is valid in the United States. Students may either show proof of such insurance or purchase international student health insurance.

* Additional expenses for remaining in the US and taking a full-time course load in the summer (students may enroll part time during the summer, additional fees apply for online coursework), subject to change
** Based upon 2016-2017 Lattimore Hall costs, subject to change
*** Tuition and fees are based on 2016-2017 costs, additional fees may apply, subject to change
**** Local bus transportation to and from college is free to Cayuga students, estimated costs excludes airfare
Including food, please note: costs may vary depending on eating habits and personal care. Students from warm climates should allow an additional $500 for purchase of cold weather clothing
This amount must be reflected in your Bank Statement and the Foreign Student Financial Statement

Are scholarships available?

There is very little financial aid for foreign nationals to study in the US, with the possible exception of citizens of Canada and Mexico. Most grants, scholarships, and loans from public and private sources are restricted to US citizens. As a result, international students will find very little information about financial aid for international students. US students interested in obtaining funding for study abroad should see Study Abroad and Foreign Study Programs section.

Is student housing available?

Lattimore Hall, a privately owned and managed apartment building in downtown Auburn, was designed specifically to house Cayuga students from out of the area. With a capacity of approximately 90 students and on-site professional staff, Lattimore Hall offers 3-, 4-, and 6-bedroom furnished suites with phone, cable, and internet access.

International students interested in Lattimore Hall should contact (001) 315-294-8544.

Following my arrival to the United States, how do I travel to Cayuga Community College?

Once you have arrived at your port of entry you must have a connecting flight to Syracuse, Hancock International Airport. If your flight is scheduled to arrive in Syracuse between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, you may contact the International Office at Cayuga to arrange transportation to Cayuga Community College or Lattimore Hall. Please contact (001) 315-294-8544.

Where can I find additional information?

The International Student Guide to the United States of America is an education resource guide for students worldwide who are planning to study in the United States. Students can find American colleges and universities, plan an academic program in the United States, and learn about American culture.