Finances and Assistance for International Students
The cost of attendance at Eastern Mennonite University, including room and meals for the school year, is around $38,850 (as of May 2013). You can reduce this amount by qualifying for the international student grant, seeking a student sponsorship through church or other organizations, and working on campus throughout the semester.
International student sponsors
Please consider the cost of our institution before you continue with your application process. Students who have financial hardship may want to seek sponsorship through churches, organizations, etc. This is the student’s responsibility. Eastern Mennonite University does not provide sponsors for students.
While EMU does not provide international student scholarships or full-tuition grants, our international student grant discounts tuition up to a maximum of 50%. Room and meal charges are not discounted.
To be given full consideration for the grant, applicants must have a completed application file and be accepted by March 1. There are a limited number of grants awarded every year, therefore priority is given to applicants with significant financial need, connections to the Mennonite Church, and those who demonstrate strong academic abilities.
To qualify for the grant, applicants must have a completed application (including a completed financial certification form) and be accepted by March 1 . Those applicants meeting all the requirements will automatically be considered for the grant. There are a limited number of scholarships awarded every year, therefore priority is given to applicants who demonstrate strong academic abilities. Ability to pay is also taken into consideration.
Students have the opportunity to work on-campus in a variety of roles, ranging from community advisor in the dorms, game room assistant, dining services employee in the dining hall and for special events, and more.
Immigration regulations limit the number of hours a student can work during the week. Normally, international students can earn around $750 per semester.