International Student

Experience Sussex

Sussex County Community College offers a vibrant campus atmosphere that helps international students feel right at home.

Sussex welcomes all international students from around the globe. You are an integral part of our diverse college community and we are committed to helping you make the transition easier.

We offer over 100 degree and professional certificate programs, which include Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Fine Arts degrees that transfer to four-year universities throughout the United States, plus Associate of Applied Science degree programs for many career and technical programs that get you ready to immediately enter the workforce.

To make a payment visit  International Payments


International cost per credit

Credits Fees Tuition Total 
1 $85 $291 $376
3 $255 $873 $1,128
4 $340 $1,164 $1,504
15 $1,275 $4,365 $5,640
60 $5,100 $17,460 $22,560

Other costs specific to class

Course Material Fee (per class)  $3
Online Fee  $100
Remote Fee  $-  

Instructional Material Fees

COMS110  Computer Concepts & Applications  $125
Business, Econs, Accounting, Supply Ch Mgmt  $100

Lab Fees

3 Credit Lab (i.e. computer, art)  $140
4 Credit Lab (i.e. sciences, art)  $186
I-20 Fee (Non-refundable, applied to Tuition)  $250


What's My Next Step?

Please email to obtain the SCCC documents. Please submit the following documents:

  1. A clear photocopy of your valid passport photo page

  2. Proof of Finances: International students must verify that they have enough funds available for tuition, fees, educational materials, and living expenses for at least 12 months.
    • A notarized letter from your bank or Sponsor’s bank translated in English stating the current balance displaying the amount in USD ($), plus three months of bank statements.

  3. A completed i-134 Affidavit of Support

  4. An SCCC Affidavit of Support Form (provided by Coordinator of International Student Affairs)

  5. Information to be Used for I-20 Form (provided by Coordinator of International Student Affairs)

  6. Promise to Provide Room and Board Form (provided by Coordinator of International Student Affairs)

  7. International Student Responsibilities Form (provided by Coordinator of International Student Affairs)

  8. Transcripts must be translated and evaluated by a NACES-accredited agency: Transcripts must be sent to the school directly from the evaluator in a sealed envelope.
    • Make sure you have a second copy with the reference letter for your own records.

  9. Proof of Immunizations*: New Jersey State law requires all full-time community college and four-year university students to provide proof of immunization.
    • Two doses of measles vaccine, one dose of mumps vaccine, one dose of rubella vaccine (MMR)
    • Hepatitis B vaccine

*Students with religious principles prohibiting injections may request a religious exemption. An essay explaining your principles is required. Students requesting a medical exemption must provide a statement by a licensed physician in the United States.

Please submit these documents via attachment in one email. Incomplete/missing documents will not be considered. 


Once you receive your I-20, let us know the date of your Embassy appointment and your expected arrival date.

Upon arrival, report to the Student Success Center in the Administration Building (B):

  1. Passport
  2. Visa
  3. i-901 SEVIS Fee ($350)
  4. i-94
  • The College accepts SAT and ACT scores. It is strongly recommended that international students who haven’t taken these tests take the College Placement Test before registering for classes.
  • Language Proficiency: Sussex does not require the TOEFL. The College has an English for Speakers of Other Languages Program for non-native speakers of English who are not proficient. It is strongly recommended that non-native speakers of English take the ESOL Placement Test before registering for classes.

Living in Sussex

Now that you're here, take advantage of all our Campus has to offer:

  • Fitness Center
  • Live music and ice cream at the Campus Store
  • Grab a meal or Starbucks coffee at the Skylander Café
  • Join a club and/or athletic team
  • Participate in Campus Life events, including trips into New York City

In partnership with Centenary University, Sussex offers students housing so they can enjoy a full campus experience and see substantial cost savings starting their first two years at Sussex. Learn more here.

If you choose to find your own housing, there are options within walking distance to the College.

You can find houses and apartments to rent in the Newton, NJ area on the following websites: