Estimated Expenses


The United States Immigration and Naturalization Service regulations require that West Liberty determine that an international student will have sufficient funds to support all living and educational expenses for his or her entire period of study at the University prior to submission of form I-20.  Presently, each international student needs approximately $24,450 (U.S.) for each year enrolled at West Liberty (not including travel or optional summer terms).  Below is an estimate for one academic year (2011-2012) at West Liberty. Please note that these figures change yearly.

Tuition and Fees (2 semesters)     $13,140*
Room and Board $7,710
Books and Supplies    $1,200
Personal Expenses     $2,000
* This cost is estimated for local transportaion, entertainment, clothing, etc.
Health Insurance     $400
* All international students are required to have health insurance. Students who do not have health    insurance will be required to purchase insurance before registering for classes.

Total support required for issuance of I-20     $24,450

 * Please note that tuition and fees may vary depending on the field of study selected.
Important Note for International Students:  As of October 27, 2008 the Department of Homeland Security will collect a mandated SEVIS fee to cover the costs of the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP).  International students in F-1 status are subject to a $200 fee which will be used to administer and maintain the Student Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).  For more information, please visit their site at: