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Scholarships & Expenses

Scholarships For New Students

Global Beca International Student Scholarship

This is a scholarship for new international students ranging from $250 up to the full cost of tuition for one year. To apply, please follow the steps here.

Scholarships For Current Students

Institutional Scholarships

We have more than 50 institutional scholarships available to Skyline College international students! The scholarship awards are based on academic achievement, financial need or specific interests such as clubs, athletics, and service.

Steps to Apply for Institutional Scholarship:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on “Sign-up” on the top right corner of the page to start your application.
  3. You need a reference, personal statement and an unofficial transcript to complete the application.
  4. Your reference will receive an e-mail with a link where he/she will submit a letter or recommendation for your scholarship application. Give an advance notice to your reference!
  5. After completing the application, the Scholarship Committee will match up your eligibilities with all institutional scholarships. You do not have to submit multiple applications.

If you have any questions please email the Scholarship Coordinator Jenny Yang or call (650) 738-4266.

External Scholarships

Students can also apply for scholarships offered by external organizations. Most external organizations select their scholarship recipients themselves and may have a deadline different from the Skyline College Institutional Scholarships. Check the Financial Aid Office Website for the list of external scholarships available to Skyline College students.

I-20 Expenses

International students need at least US $24,900 per academic year to cover school and living expenses. Excluding all travel expenses, approximately US $12,425 per semester is required. Additional funds must be available for those who plan to remain in the United States during the summer. College fees are due and payable at the time of registration.

Costs are estimates based on the 2019/2020 academic year and are subject to change.

 Expense Cost per Semester
(5 months)
Cost per Year
(10 months)
(12 Units @ $319 per unit)
*Including Foreign Student Tuition, Capital Outlay Fee and Enrollment Fee.
$3,828 USD $7,656 USD
Health Insurance**
**Int’l students are required to purchase the pre-approved health insurance plan.
$684 USD $1,368 USD
Living Expenses (based on 10-month home stay, shared room with meals) $5,375 USD $10,750 USD
Application Fee (non-refundable, one-time fee) NA $50 USD
Books and Supplies $500 USD $1,000 USD
Local Public Transportation $500 USD $1,000 USD
Miscellaneous $1,538 USD $3,076 USD
Total $12,425 USD $24,900 USD

NOTE: If you are bringing a dependent, add the following costs:

  • $5,000 first dependent
  • $2,500 each additional dependent