NOTE: The following are estimated expenses for a single student for the 2016-2017 school year.

 One SessionOne SemesterOne Academic YearSummer Session*
Duration2 months4 months8 months6 weeks
Tuition & Fees
Student Body Fee$85$170$340$0
Total Cost$1,565$3,130$6,260$1,110
Other Expenses
Room and food**$2,015$4,030$8,060$570 (room only***)
Grand Total Cost$3,580$7,160$14,320$1,680
Books and supplies$350$350$700$350

The total cost in bold is the amount needed to obtain an I-20 for the amount of time you want to study.

*Summer session will be available only if enough students express interest.
**Rates may vary depending on the actual housing and meal assignment. The average cost for an on-campus room and full-access cafeteria meal plan is $3,845 per semester.
***Meals not included. One housing week cost is $95.

A married student should add about $5,000 for a non-student spouse and $5,000 for each child. (This includes health insurance costs for a spouse and child which are significantly higher than $1,859.)

View payment methods

Health insurance information:

Cost for insurance depends on the starting session as follows:

  • Sessions 1 and 2:     $1,859
  • Sessions 3 and 4:     $1,038
  • Summer session:     $420

Students may use a private insurance plan or purchase a less expensive plan at

View a printable version.


Many international students find sponsors through their own personal contacts and/or various organizations to help fund their tuition and living expenses. We encourage you to look for financial sources such as these.

On-Campus Work

International students are only allowed to work for Fresno Pacific University. Openings for on-campus jobs are advertised in the Career Services Center, not on-line. Employment is limited and NOT guaranteed. Each student must apply and possibly interview to get a job. Students should not plan to make a lot of money from on-campus work. Minimum wage is $9.00 per hour. Students may work up to 20 hours a week while school is in session and 40 hours a week during vacations.

English language students are likely to get jobs in the cafeteria, gardening, cleaning or maintenance.