St. Maarten - Tallahassee Bridge Program

Over 20 Years of Partnership

Since September 24, 2009, when the original letter of intent was signed between Tallahassee Community College and the Government of St. Maarten, TCC has had the pleasure of serving as the institution of choice for over 100 students from St. Maarten on this program.  Administered by MECYS Division of Study Financing and TCC International Student Services office and supported by the St. Maarten - Tallahasee Foundation, an MOU allows students on this program to study at TCC at a reduced tuition rate of a resident of Tallahassee, FL (in-state tuition).


Webinar on "Studying Abroad: Tallahassee Community College" - Oct. 27 @ 7pm

Interested in studying at a community college where you can save over 85% cost in tuition? Wondering what Benefits are available regarding the St. Maarten – Tallahassee Bridge Program? Need information about Life @ TCC, Finances, Support Services, Housing Possibilities, Safety & Security, Pathways between community college & university, etc? View our Wednesday Webinar as we explore the community college model in the capital city of Tallahassee, Florida, to discuss a partnership for your success!


Benefits of the Bridge Program


  • $250 Stipend each semester

  • Reduced rate of In-state tuition each semester (out-of-state tuition waiver)

  • St. Maarten – Tallahassee Foundation membership

  • Close advising and liaisons that guide you throughout academic journey

  • Volunteering, and chance to develop stewardship and leadership in the community

  • Opportunity for Curricular Practical Training (internship) during academic studies and Optional Practical Work Training upon graduation

  • Seamless transfer to the University

  • Study Financing benefits

“By attending TCC, our St. Maarten students are given an opportunity to learn from highly experienced and credentialed faculty in an environment which is designed to maximize their education by keeping the class size to no more than 35 students”

-- Emily Maurer, ISS Coordinator


Cost of Education


TCC tuition is less than HALF the cost of university tuition, for the exact same classes.


The Cost per Credit Hour for St. Maarten - Tallahassee Bridge Program Students


The In-State tuition cost for 12 credit hours per semester for ~ 4 courses

Transfer Pathway to the University

Our exemplary partnership with our local universities through our TCC2FAMU or TCC2FSU allows St. Maarten students to successfully transition to these institutions seamlessly.

Transfer Options Website

TCC Named a Top 10 College in the Nation!

Tallahassee Community College (TCC) was named a top ten college in the nation by the Aspen Institute. The 2021 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges, selected TCC as a top 10 finalist.

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The Application Process is Simple!

Ivonne Narvaez

p: (850) 201-8258 email & skype:

Tallahassee Community College

444 Appleyard Drive, Tallahassee FL, 32304

International Services, Student Union 238