International Student

Required Paperwork

If you are an international student you will need the following items in order to be accepted for admission to St. Louis Christian College:

  • International Application for Admission
  • Applicant Questions
    • An Admissions Counselor will contact you for completion of these questions.
  • $30 Application Fee
  • Church Reference Form
  • Education/Employer Reference Form
  • Official High School Transcripts
    • Transcripts must be submitted in English.
  • Official College Transcripts (if applicable)
    • Transcripts must be submitted in English.
    • Please note that St. Louis Christian College does not accept credits from most institutions outside of the United States
  • Affidavit of Support
    • International students are not eligible for United States Federal Financial Aid, so we require an Affidavit of Support to account for funds needed.
    • The minimum total shown on the Affidavit of Support (as well as the bank statements provided) should not be less than $17,475 + airfare for a return flight home*, and should state that the amount is meant to cover one year’s worth of costs. You may have more than sponsor, as long as each sponsor provides an Affidavit of Support.
      See below for a breakdown of the required costs.
    • The Affidavit should state that the amount is meant to cover one year's worth of costs. If the supporter wishes to show more than one year's costs on the Affidavit, the multiplied amount must be reflected on the bank statements.
    • Applicants may have more than one Affidavit of Support.
  • Bank Statements from Sponsor(s)
    • Accounts must show a minimum of the amount being contributed, and must be original copies from the bank, printed in English, showing a US Dollar amount.
  • TOEFL Scores
    • A minimum score of 61 is required for the internet-based test (Please see the Academic Catalog for further TOEFL information).
    • Unless you have graduated with a degree from an English-speaking school in a primarily English-speaking country, an official copy of your TOEFL score must be on file in order to be accepted.
    • The SLCC code for the TOEFL is 6628.

All of the forms listed above can be found on our forms and paperwork page. All application materials must be received by July 1st, if you are applying for the fall semester; and received by December 1st, if you are applying for the spring semester.

All paperwork required for acceptance must be submitted in English. It is also a good idea to send in all your paperwork at the same time

**$100.00 - Form I-20 processing fee. This fee is an up-front, non-refundable fee that is separate from the funds accounted for by the Affidavit of Support. This fee must be received before an I-20 can be processed. This fee can be paid by: cash, check, money order, or credit card.

Costs Per Semester:

We require that the entire bill be paid in advance. We do not offer a payment plan, so payment is due in full at the start of each semester. The following are the costs you are responsible for:

$   11,160.00        Tuition for two semesters (31 credit hours)  $360 per credit hour

$   125.00              Additional fee for each developmental course registered for (if applicable)

$   600.00              Textbooks – note that the price may vary for textbooks (usually between $400-$800)

$   4,900.00          Room & Board –per semester/double occupancy room with a 13 meal per week meal plan. Sing Occupancy, Off-campus & Married Student housing is available (pricing & availability will vary).**  

$   2,100.00          Non-institutional costs.  This cost should cover things like clothing, toiletry items, food and groceries (as our cafeteria is only open for 13 meals each week).

$   ??.00                Travel fare for the trip home will also need to be included with your Affidavit of Support.  Please note that students may stay on-campus cost-free over the winter break (between fall and spring semester), but not over the summer break (between the spring and fall semesters) without an additional fee.

$   18,885.00        Total cost for one year (excluding travel fare*

*Please note that these are costs for the 2017-2018 academic year and are subject to change for future terms.

**Please note, these are the costs for an on-campus student, living in the on-campus dorms. . Costs will be different for a student planning to live on-campus, or planning to live in the married student dorms. Costs will also vary for married students planning to bring spouses and/or children with them. Additional funds will be required for each dependent coming with you. To inquire about a single occupancy room, off-campus costs, married student housing, or the cost to bring one or more dependents with you, please email with details of your inquiry.


We offer a limited number of scholarships to incoming students each year. Funds are limited, therefore the scholarship is competitive. Please contact us if you are interested in applying for a scholarship.

If you have any questions at all about the admission process for international students, please feel free to contact us. We love getting to know our prospective students, and we want to make sure you have all the information that you need to navigate this big decision. We're here to help you however we can.


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