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Financial Aid and Scholarships

Living and studying in the United States isn’t cheap, but don’t worry, EMU has several ways to help reduce this cost to a manageable amount!

Visit our tuition/fees page to find this year's cost.

International Student Grant

All international applicants are invited to apply for the International Student Grant (ISG) which provides discounts in the range of 10-50% off the cost of tuition. The ISG is a need-based grant awarded on a sliding scale. For your best chance at a discount, apply by March 1st.

Merit-based academic scholarships

Engineering, Education, Music, and Visual and Communication Arts offer scholarships for qualified students. More information here.

Honors Scholarships

Top students compete for Honors Scholarships.

International student sponsors and host families

International students are encouraged to seek sponsorship through family members or organizations with which they are associated. Undergraduate students are generally required to live on campus. However, international students who have arranged to live with a host family may apply to live off campus. The university does not assist international students in finding sponsors or host families.

On-campus work

Virginia's minimum wage has risen to $12 per hour! Undergraduate international students can participate in Work Program (same positions as Federal “Work Study”). All international students are permitted to work up to 20 hours per week while classes are in session (over 20 hours per week is permitted when classes are not in session). Students are also eligible to apply for on-campus work during the summer. Some of these positions include free summer housing. Our highest earning international students regularly earn between $8,000 and $12,000 per year.

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