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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Below are some of the most common questions that international students have. If your question isn’t answered below, please contact us.

What is the application deadline?

Term Deadline Date
Fall: August-December July 1
Spring: January-May November 1

What are the estimated expenses for International Admissions?

NOTE: The first semester’s tuition and fees are due after registering for classes, in accordance with the published semester payment deadline. Students may pay with cash, wire transfer, ( – tuition payment process which allows students to pay from any country and any bank) or a valid Visa or MasterCard.

Estimated cost of International Student attending ϲʿֱֳ
Cost Item Academic Year
(9 Months)
Housing (room and board) * $ 5,000
Mandatory Fees (estimated) $ 1,326
Tuition (estimated) ** $ 10,272
Personal Expenses $ 1,412
Transportation *** $ 1,968
Books & Supplies $ 1,600
Mandatory International Student Health Insurance **** $ 2,138
TOTALS $ 23,716

Additional expenses for remaining in the US and taking courses in the Summer will be calculated separately.
* Based upon 2023-2024 area housing rental costs
** Tuition and fees are based on 2023-2024 costs, additional fees may apply, subject to change
*** Local bus transportation to and from college is free to Cayuga students, estimated costs include one plane ticket home at the end of the term
**** See detailed information in the text below
This amount must be reflected in your Bank Statement and the Foreign Student Financial Statement

Is financial aid available for international students? Are scholarships available?

There is very little financial aid for foreign nationals to study in the US. Most grants, scholarships, and loans from public and private sources are restricted to US citizens. As a result, international students will find very little information about financial aid for international students. Cayuga is a small school and does not offer any Financial Aid or Scholarships for International Students at this time.

Is student housing available?

ϲʿֱֳ currently does not offer on-campus housing. Since Cayuga does not provide on-campus housing, most of our students live off-campus in private apartments or rental houses near the college.

Following my arrival in the United States, how do I travel to ϲʿֱֳ?

Once you have arrived at your port of entry you will want a connecting flight to Syracuse, Hancock International Airport. This is the closest Airport to ϲʿֱֳ’s Auburn and Fulton campuses. You will need to make travel arrangements as necessary from the Syracuse Airport.

How do I complete the I-94?

Visit the where you can apply for or retrieve Form I-94, request travel history and check travel compliance.

Where can I find additional information about studying in the States?

is an education resource guide for students worldwide who are planning to study in the United States. Students can find American colleges and universities, plan an academic program in the United States, and learn about American culture.

offers free government resources that explain the rules and regulations governing the nonimmigrant student process in the United States.

What form must be completed to transfer to Cayuga?

Download the Visa Transfer Form.

CAN I GET A SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER (SSN) WHILE IN THE UNITED STATES?

Yes. Students who wish to apply for a Social Security Number (SSN) card may start the process online at . After you enter the required information, you must present your original documents to your local Social Security office within 45 days. When using the online application, a student may request an appointment to visit the local Social Security office to present their documents.

A first-time applicant for an SSN must show original, current, unexpired proof of age, identity, and lawful resident status. For information about who may apply for an SSN, when, and how, review fact sheets for and

Can I continue my studies following graduation from Cayuga?

You absolutely can! Cayuga offers a variety of degrees designed to prepare students for transfer to Four-Year Institutions. In addition to strong transfer degree programs, we have counselors who work with our students and support the transfer process.