Learn more about financial aid for international students.

If you’re planning to come from outside the United States to study at Monroe Community College, you’re unfortunately ineligible for federal financial aid. However, you can always apply for scholarships – including some available through MCC – and you may be able to secure a student loan to help pay for your college costs.

Check out the links below to find free scholarship and loan search tools, as well as helpful advice and information for international students:

Brighton Campus

Building 1, Room 221


Monday: 8:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. & Tuesday - Friday: 8:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.


585.292.2050 (24-hour automated voice response system)




Downtown Campus

2nd Floor, Room 210


Monday - Friday: 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.





Brighton Campus

Building 3, Room 108


Monday – Friday 8:45 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.





As an international student, you’re required to have $21,332 in U.S. funds in the bank for your first full academic year at MCC. Learn more about college costs and budget requirements by visiting admissions for international students.

We also encourage you to speak with our International Student Services staff members. They can answer all your questions about college costs, financial aid and many other topics. Just call 585.292.3170 (please add your country’s dialing code) or email.

Required minimum budget for international students.

As an international student, you also must meet a required budget to be accepted to Monroe Community College. Below is a list of expenses, which is used to determine how much you will need to have in the bank to attend MCC.

Tuition $7,600
Fees $600
On-campus Housing (optional) $6,170
Food $3,500
Books & Supplies $1,000
Medical Insurance $1,679
Miscellaneous Expenses (Transportation, Personal) $1,500


NOTE: Keep in mind that the housing cost listed above is just an estimate.

As an international student, you’re required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) agency to provide documented evidence of your financial resources for the first full academic year (9 months/2 semesters) before MCC can issue Form I-20 (application for F-1 student status).

At Monroe Community College, the required amount for the first full academic year is $21,332 in U.S. funds for the 2018-2019 academic year. This amount is based on the college’s estimate of tuition and fees, housing, books and supplies, medical insurance and miscellaneous living expenses.

Bills for tuition and fees are created at the time of class registration each semester (fall and spring) and payment instructions will be included with your bill. Please make your payments directly to MCC’s Student Accounts Office.

Remember, if you need help or have any questions, just call our International Student Services Office at 585.292.3170 (please add your country’s dialing code) or email. We’re happy to help you.