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  • International Students

    International Students

    Edison State Community College is dedicated to maintaining an environment that celebrates the diversity of all individuals. We are committed to student success, both academically and personally. Each student that is accepted to Edison State is a unique and special person who will be offered the greatest amount of respect and understanding. Please take a moment to review the following information prepared especially for you.


    Important Information for International Students

    International students are required to be enrolled in a degree program as full-time students (12 or more credit hours) each semester. The academic year is divided into two semesters and a summer term. Fall Semester begins in August; Spring Semester begins in January; Summer Term begins in June. Fees must be paid before the beginning of each term.

  • Edison State Community College is a state-assisted, two-year college that was chartered by the Ohio Board of Regents in 1973. The College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

    The College is co-educational and has an enrollment of approximately 4,000 students. The average age of our students is 25.

    Edison State Community College is located in Piqua, Ohio. Our 130-acre campus is near the intersection of US Route 36 and Interstate 75 in West Central Ohio. The nearest international airport is 25 miles south, near Dayton, Ohio.

    Edison State Community College does NOT provide dormitories or make any other arrangements for student housing. Students commute to the college. Those students living in the area apartments make their own housing arrangements and provide their own transportation. Piqua does not have a city-wide bus service.

    Cost per credit hour (tuition and fees) $260.94 

    NOTE  Out-of-state tuition and fees are subject to change by the Edison State Board of Trustees.

    Cost per semester:  12 credit hours (minimum full-time) $3,131.28
    Cost per semester:  15 credit hours (average full-time) $3,914.10

    Average Cost per Year
    Tuition and fees:  12 months (average)
     $7828.00
    Books and supplies:  12 months (average) $1,520.00
    Living expenses (no dependents):  12 months (average) $10,533.00
    Total anticipated cost of education per year, which must be documented $19,881.00

    Career counseling and assessment is available to assist you in making career, occupational, personal and educational decisions.

    Academic assessment is provided to help determine the appropriate course level for each individual student. Basic preparatory courses are available for students whose placement scores indicate the need. Edison State does not provide an ESL program.

    One-on-one tutorial assistance is available at no additional cost.

    The College has 40 full-time and 100 adjunct faculty members. The College employs an additional 85 associates that provide administrative and support services.

    International students with F-1 status (maintaining minimum course load for full-time status) are eligible to work on campus, but are not permitted to work off-campus.

    Application for admission including all supporting documentation must be completed and received by:

    June 1
    October 1
    March 1
     For Fall Semester attendance (August)
    For Spring Semester attendance (January)
    For Summer Term attendance (June)

    Applicants are encouraged to have their applications completed earlier than the above dates.

    Application for admission including all supporting documentation must be completed and received 45 days prior to the start of the semester/term. The following dates are guidelines:

    July 1
    November 1
    May 1
     For Fall Semester attendance (August)
    For Spring Semester attendance (January)
    For Summer Term attendance (June)

    Applicants are encouraged to have their applications completed earlier than the above dates.

    Edison State Community College cannot issue an I-20 without sufficient verification of funds. It is estimated that an international student will need a minimum of $19,881 per year for tuition and living expenses while attending Edison State. Total funding required is $39,762. Adequate funding for your education and living expenses in the U.S. is a critical factor in successfully obtaining your student visa. You are required to submit official financial documentation and an official letter(s) verifying that these funds will be available to you for the duration of your education and stay in this country.

    Requests for further information should be addressed to:

    International Student Admissions  
    Edison State Community College  
    1973 Edison Drive  
    Piqua, OH 45356 USA

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