RECEIVING NON-RESIDENT TUITION WAIVER
The tuition with non-resident waiver reflects a substantial savings to international students with superior college preparation work. Any international student may present documentation for review to determine eligibility for this waiver. Transcripts must be translated into English and evaluated by a recognized foreign credentials evaluation service. (Information on these services is available from the CU International Student Services Office.) This waiver sets aside the non-resident portion of tuition normally charged to international students. You must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA (Grade Point Average) to continue receiving this waiver each semester. Failure to do so will result in losing the waiver. If the waiver is not awarded for the first semester at Cameron, an international student is eligible for the waiver after completion of THE FIRST semester with a 3.0 or higher GPA (3.6 or higher for graduate students).
The approximate cost to attend Cameron University for one academic year (an academic year includes the Fall and Spring Semesters) is outlined in the following paragraphs. This estimate does not reflect any tuition, fees, lodging, meals, or other expenses for the summer months. You will need to allow money for returning home or living in the States during the summer (mid-May to mid-August).
This estimate is not a fixed cost; it is merely a tool to help you budget your expenses for your first year at Cameron. Each student's circumstances will be somewhat different, resulting in different living expenses. If you take more or fewer classes each semester, your tuition amounts will vary. If you have a roommate or live off-campus, you can expect to pay different expenses for lodging and meals, and, if you don't drive a car, you won't have a parking fee to pay.
The cost of medical care in the U.S. is very high. CU requires international students to enroll in our group health insurance plan. Each student is enrolled upon arrival to the school.
International students are required by the U.S. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (US-CIS) to be enrolled "full-time." At Cameron, full-time enrollment for undergraduates is satisfied by completion of a minimum of 12 credit hours each Fall and Spring semester; graduate students must complete 9 hours per semester. You are not required to attend school during the summer, but you may attend the 8-week summer session.
Any of the information in this document, including the following cost estimate,
is subject to change without notice.
Estimated Costs* per Academic Year for Undergraduate** International Students with the Non-Resident Tuition Waiver
This amount represents an "average" course load of 30 semester hours taken over the fall and spring semesters. Some international students choose to take more semester hours per year in order to complete their degree requirements more quickly. They do this by attending the summer session or taking larger course loads during the fall or spring semester.
International Student Fee $50.00
$25.00 per semester, for two semesters.
Wellness Center Fee $70.00
$35.00 per semester, for two semesters.
Health Insurance $1200.00
Cameron University carries a medical (health) insurance plan and automatically enrolls all the international students upon arrival.
Books and Supplies $1,418.00
Estimated at $709.00 per semester, for two semesters.
Personal Expenses $2,942.00
Estimated costs for transportation, clothing, telephone, entertainment, laundry, leisure, etc.
Room and Board*** $5,454.00
Also known as "Meals and Lodging." As with the other figures on this page, this is one estimate of the amount you would pay. Your amount could be less or more, depending on your lifestyle.
*Total Estimated Cost Per Academic Year
Additional expenses per person for dependents:$1500.00 per child and $3100.00 for a spouse.
*All costs are subject to change without notice.
** Contact the International Office for admissions requirements for the Graduate studies program. You can visit their website at: www.cameron.edu/graduate, or you may may email us ar firstname.lastname@example.org. This is an estimate for Undergraduates.
*** Many room and board plans are available. For information on room and meal plans, room deposits, payment options, room contracts, single and double room rates, etc., please contact the Cameron University Student Housing at: (580) 581-2392 or by mail at: Cameron University, Student Housing, 2800 W Gore Blvd, Lawton OK 73505. http://www.cameron.edu/housing