International Student Tuition Costs – 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, earning Springfield 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.

Tuition for International Students is $7,420 for 30 credit hours.

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


Academic Year*



Tuition and Fees

$5,932 (24 credits)

$1,488 (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). Some students may be able to take up to 36 credit hours in an academic year. Tuition for the 2016/2017 academic year for international students is $198 per credit hour plus 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 no tuition or fees are charged for the summer semester, the student’s balance can be applied to the next academic semester or refunded.

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

Bank Statement

A certified bank statement dated within six months of the start of classes showing the equivalent of $21,812 is required 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

A deposit of  $7,420  applied toward the student’s first year of tuition and fees is required for students applying from outside the U.S. A deposit of $3710 applied toward the student’s first semester needs to be made for all international students transferring from another college or university in the U.S. with over 12 credit hours completed is required. If admittance is denied, the full amount will be refunded. The deposit may be paid by cash or by credit or debit card. Actual tuition costs may vary depending on the number of classes taken.