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International Students

Applications for admission to the Nashua Community College are reviewed as they are received. The application fee is $20 (U.S.) and International Students must pay an additional $100 (U.S.) International Students admissions fee. International students are required to file their application for admission at least 90 days in advance of the expected entrance date.

Upon satisfactory completion of the steps listed below and the receipt of all required documents, applicants will be notified of an admissions decision within 2 to 3 weeks. Students accepted into the College will receive a letter of acceptance and a request for a nonrefundable advanced tuition deposit of $100.00 (US) and $30.00 (US) Orientation Fee.

Once the tuition deposit is received, the College will forward the student Form I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility). Form I-20 is required by the US Immigration and Naturalization Service Office (INS) for entry into the US on a student visa. The I-20 should be brought to the Consular Office in the home country to get the F-1 Visa. If the student is already in the U.S., a change of status may be necessary. 

E-mail questions you may have to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Designated School Official, or via telephone at (603) 578-8900 ext.1547.

Application Materials Required

    1. Complete General Admissions requirement.

    2. Official English translation of all secondary and postsecondary academic records and a credential evaluation of all postsecondary academic records is required.

    3. Applicants whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and earn a score of 500 or better, 173 or better on the computer-based test, or earn a score of 61 or higher on the internet-based TOEFL; inquiries regarding the test should be addressed to: TOEFL, Education Testing Service; Box 899; Princeton, NJ 08540. Please visit the TOEFL website  to find out the cost and where the TOEFL test is given in your country. For students currently in the United States seeking a student visa, the College may waive the TOEFL requirement and administer the Accuplacer Placement Test.

    4. Affidavit of Financial Support form may be printed from HERE. The person(s) who will be financially responsible for the student must submit it following all the instructions. The funds must be stated in US dollars, and all supporting documentation must be included.

    5. Copies of current passport and  immigration documents including current visa and Duration of Status (D/S) card.

Dollar amounts promised by the sponsor and available in the sponsor's bank account should be sufficient to cover a minimum of two years expenses (out-of-state tuition, fees, room and board, books, and miscellaneous expenses). Before a Certificate of Eligibility for an F-1 visa (I-20) can be issued, applicants must have submitted all documents required and be accepted into a full-time program (12 credits or more per semester).

The ESOL Program provides a variety of services for non-native speakers of English. To schedule an appointment with Professor Elizabeth Berry to discuss the ESOL courses and multicultural services offered at Nashua Community College, please call (603) 578-8900 ext. 1678 or email Professor Berry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Unfortunately, on-campus housing IS NOT available. However, we have the NCC Housing Connection where we provide a bulletin board in which we post the following: ads from local residents who have apartments/rooms/houses for rent, ads from current and future NCC students who are looking for roommates, ads from area apartment complexes, links to local newspapers to search their classifieds.

For additional information, please contact Karen Lavoie via telephone at (603) 578-8900 ext. 1760 or via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Tuition and Fees for International Students 2013 - 2014 Academic Year



Tuition (Based on 32 credits)


Lab Fees (estimated)


Student Services Fee


Wellness Center Fee


Orientation (Freshmen Only)


Graduation Fee (Seniors Only)


Books and Supplies (estimated)


*Estimated (actual cost may be more)

Additional information and resources for international students applying to US colleges and universities can be found: