College of Western Idaho (CWI) is eager to be a destination for students from across the globe.
Our One Stop Student Services staff and international student advisors provide support from the time you inquire about our institution, through the VISA process. CWI continues to provide support during the duration of your time with us.
You must be registered for at least 12 credits in the Fall and Spring semesters. **Enrollment is not required during the Summer semester.
Dropping below a full course load may result in a loss of immigration status and deportation. For this reason a registration hold will be placed on your account to ensure the right credit load is maintained. Please consult an advisor to help with registration.
You may take one online/hybrid class if you have at least 9 credits of in-class courses.
If you are full time (12 credits) at CWI, you may take classes at another school depending on that school's international student requirements.
If you have an I-20 through another school (BSU) you may take a class at CWI as a non-degree seeking student. There will be no additional paperwork required and the immigration status will continue to be tracked through the school holding your I-20.
It is vital and a federal requirement that you keep your address updated with CWI at all times. Please complete the Address Change Form for all changes. This form can be submitted in person, through your CWI email, by fax, or by mail (legible, valid photo ID must be included).
You can search and register for classes by logging into myCWI.
Tuition and Fees for Full-Time Enrollment (minimum 12 credits)
$7,344 (For 12 credits per semester)
$306.00/per credit over 12 credits
Room and Board**
Books and Supplies
*Estimated costs are for a full-time undergraduate international student (taking 12 credits each semester).
**Room and Board, Transportation, and Personal Expenditures may vary depending on circumstances.
***Summer courses are $306 per credit.
(DSO) Designated School Official - School representative required to maintain students legal records while they are in the United States.
Contact your DSO if you plan to do any of the following:
Transfer to a new school or take a leave of absence
Take a break from school
Travel outside the United States
Request a program extension
Your DSO can also assist you with questions regarding your legal requirements during your stay in the United States.
You may contact SEVP by email at [email protected] at any time. In your email, please describe your situation and include any questions you have, SEVP provides responses on a first-come, first-serve basis. Answer times may vary depending on the current numbers of inquiries.
If your DSO cannot answer your question they will be able to put you in touch with someone who can.