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As you look into college options, perhaps at Avila University, there’s a lot of information to wade through. From learning about entrance requirements, English proficiency, health insurance, and making sense of tuition costs, it’s a lot. You’re not alone in feeling overwhelmed. but we’re here to help.

First, how much will your degree cost?

Once you’ve applied and been accepted at Avila, you’ll need to make a $250 nonrefundable deposit to hold your place. Your deposit will be applied toward your first-semester tuition amount. Click to make your $250 Deposit.

2023 – 2024*Tuition (per year)Total Tuition
(before scholarships)
Scholarship (per year)Total Scholarship
Full-time tuition is based on taking between 12 and 18 credit hours per semester. Books and Campus fees are not included. International students are required to have health insurance. *Subject to change.

Next, what will it cost to live on campus?

Living on campus is the easiest way to quickly become a part of the Avila community and make friends.  Avila offers four air-conditioned residence halls–Ridgway Hall, Carondelet Hall, Thompson Hall, and Wylie Hall. Click here to visit the Residence Life page.

Avila’s residence halls are on campus and open all year, including holidays.  Living on campus gives you easy access to your classrooms, the library, and computer labs. You will also be able to participate in many campus activities such as plays, concerts, movies, sports events, and special performances, all of which are available to you for FREE!

The many benefits of living in the residence halls include:

  • Three nutritious meals a day, seven days a week
  • Cable TV service in each room
  • Free internet in each room (for your computer and/or smartphone)
  • Laundry facilities on each floor
  • Lounges with televisions and furniture on each floor
  • Equipped kitchens on each floor
  • Resident Assistant staff live on each floor to help you
  • Dormitories are within easy walking distance of the classroom and other campus buildings
  • A safe and secure entry system
2023-2024*Room Cost (per year)Residence Hall
Triple Person Room$3,150Ridgway & Carondelet Halls
Double Person Room$4,725Ridgway & Carondelet Halls
Single Person Room$8,450Ridgway & Carondelet Halls
Suite Style Room$7,100Wylie Hall
Suite Style Room$8,450Thompson Hall
In triple-person rooms, three students share a single room; in double rooms, two students share a single room. And in private rooms, one person per room. In suite-style rooms, three or four students share a common room and bathroom, but each person has their own sleeping room. *Subject to change

Everyone who lives in the residence halls also has a meal plan for Avila’s cafeteria.

2023-2024*Meal Cost (per year)
19 Meals per Week Meal Plan$4,430
14 Meals per Week Meal Plan$4,070
Thompson Hall Meal Plan$2,720
Thompson Hall suites have small kitchens where the students can prepare meals, so they do not dine in the cafeteria as often. *Subject to change

International students are also required to carry health insurance.

All full-time students on an F-1 Visa at Avila University are REQUIRED to take Avila’s health insurance. This is for your protection as the American healthcare system differs from your country’s. Students will be charged for health insurance on their Avila bill.

Students in OPT can enroll for insurance at the same rate.

This insurance is REQUIRED for all full-time international students (F-1 Visa), even for students doing OPT. No other insurance, including insurance from your home country, will be accepted.

Starting January 1, 2023*Six Month Cost12 Month Cost
*Subject to change

Finally, be aware of these guidelines and requirements.

U.S. Immigration Guidelines

Full-Time Requirement
You are required to be enrolled as a full-time student each semester due to the rules of your F-1 student visa. Avila’s policies regarding full-time enrollment are:

  • Undergraduate students must take a minimum of 12 credits per semester.
  • Graduate students must also be full-time each semester or session.
  • You can only take classes off-campus with the appropriate Registrar, academic advisor, and DSO approval.
  • Exceptions to the full-time student requirement may be granted under very limited circumstances.  However, they must be approved by a PDSO/DSO in the Registrar’s office.

Very Important Information

You are required to notify Avila’s International Student Services office of any changes in your program or status. You are also required to understand the rules and responsibilities of your F-1 student status. As part of your responsibility, you must continue to provide information to Avila’s International Student Services in the Registrar’s office while you are a student and while you are on OPT. Failure to follow these policies could cause problems with re-entering the U.S. and your student status.

For all F-1 Students at Avila:
  • Always keeps your I-20 updated.
  • Request an extension of your I-20 at least 30 days before it expires.
  • Get a signature on your I-20 from Avila’s ISS in the Registrar’s office before you travel outside the U.S.
  • Keep your passport valid at all times while in the U.S.
  • Obtain your I-94 number at https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov
  • Be a full-time student at all times unless you have met very limited conditions, as will be explained by a DSO in Avila’s Registrar’s office.
  • Report any address change to the Registrar’s office within ten days.
  • Do not work more than 20 hours per week at Avila while classes are in session.
  • Meet with a DSO before beginning OPT (Optional Practical Training).
Maintaining your F-1 Student Visa Status:
  • Be a full-time student each semester or session.
  • Do not work off-campus without DSO and USCIS approval.
  • Part-time enrollment is granted only under limited situations and must be approved by a DSO.
  • Get good grades and go to class. Dismissed students will have their I-20s terminated and need to return home immediately.
  • Notify the ISS office if you plan on going home and will not be taking courses during the next semester.
  • Make sure your I-20 is updated, signed when you travel, and does not expire.
  • Notify the ISS office if you plan on dropping all of your courses for any reason.

English Language Requirements

International students from a country where the first language is not English must submit one of the following test scores as proof of English language proficiency:

  • Undergraduate = IELTS – 5.0, TOEFL – 61
  • Graduate = IELTS – 6.0 (5.5 for conditional admit),
    TOEFL – 73-75 (46-59 for conditional admission)

Conditional Admit: a prescribed pathway heavy on math with ongoing ESL support through the first year.

English proficiency (countries with English as the language of instruction).

Citizens from the following countries are exempt:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Botswana
  • Canada (except Quebec)
  • Fiji
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Liberia
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritius
  • Micronesia
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and Grenadines
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • St. Helena
  • Tanzania
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Uganda
  • United Kingdom
  • Zambia and Zimbabwe

Let us know how we can help

Need Additional Help?

  • Academic Related questions (major, class registration, and course selection contact: Mary LeCluyse
  • For SEVIS and visa-related questions, contact: Michelle Driscoll
  • For housing-related questions, contact: Daniel Capp
  • For other inquiries or concerns, contact: Hanen Burkee
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