Before a student is formally admitted, they must provide verification that they have the funds necessary to pay for a year of study and living expenses in the United States, or that a Third Party intends to pay on their behalf. The Financial Verification Form along with an official bank statement in English must reflect a minimum of $22,258.00* in US dollars.

If an international student is applying for their dependents to accompany them to the United States (on a F-2 visa), the student must provide verification of funds for each dependent in the amount of $3,500.00*.



Tuition (2 semesters) $13,608.00
Living expenses $7,200.00
Books, Medical Insurance (required) $1,450.00
Total $22,258.00

*Tuition and fees are subject to change

Planning Financially for your Degree

Planning to begin your education in the United States is an exciting time. It is incredibly important to ensure that you make plans to be financially stable during your stay in the US, so that you can focus fully on your studies. Since F-1 and M-1 students are not eligible to work more than 20 hours (must be on-campus), it is important to verify your funds before leaving your home country. There are many things that you need to take into account when planning financially for your studies at Bluegrass Community and Technical College.

Learn more about costs for attending BCTC and living in Lexington, Kentucky.