OTC makes a great choice for students choosing to join us from abroad. Our region offers one of the most affordable costs of living in the country. In fact, Springfield earned the ranking of 7th Best Value City in the United States. Even more importantly, at OTC we believe that paying for school should not be a barrier to earning a degree. That’s why we are always working to provide our students with a high-quality education at an affordable cost. Take a look at our overview of international student tuition costs to determine if we are the right option for you.

Tuition for International Students is $7,480 for 30 credit hours. (Please note that tuition will vary slightly for students taking Allied Health or Technical Education courses.)

This allows you to enroll full-time for a complete academic year (winter, spring and summer semesters).


Academic Year* (2018-2019)



Tuition and Fees

$5,980 (24 credits)

$1,500 (6 credits)


Living Expenses




Health Insurance (12 Months)***



Books and Personal Expenses








* Minimum full-time enrollment for international students is 12 credit hours each semester (24 credits per academic year). OTC may allow some students to take up to 36 credit hours in an academic year. Tuition for the 2018/2019 academic year for international students is $200 per credit hour. However, students must also pay common fees ($20 international student fee per credit hour+ $15 student fee per credit hour+ $7 technology fee per credit hour+ $3 security fee). Facilities and infrastructure fees are $130 per year ($50 for fall, $50 for spring and $30 for summer). Please note that amounts are subject to change based on tuition increases and the number of credit hours taken.

** The summer session is only eight weeks. It is optional for international students to take summer classes. If students chose not to take summer classes, OTC will apply the balance to the next academic semester or refund the tuition or fees.

***The current Health Insurance plan for students is $592 per year through ISO.

Bank Statement

OTC requires a certified bank statement dated within six months of the start of classes. Their account must show the equivalent of $21,812 to demonstrate the student’s ability to afford one full year of living and educational expenses in the Springfield, Missouri. This is the estimated one year cost for tuition, books, fees, housing and living expenses. To simplify transactions, we recommend prospective students establish a local account with a branch of any of the national or international banks in the Springfield area.

Tuition Deposit

OTC requires a deposit of  $7,420  applied toward the student’s first year of tuition and fees is for students applying from outside the U.S. OTC also requires a deposit of $3710 applied toward the student’s first semester for all international students transferring from another college or university in the U.S. with over 12 credit hours completed. If OTC denies admittance,  OTC will refund the full amount. Students may pay the deposit by cash or by credit or debit card. Actual tuition costs may vary depending on the number of classes taken.