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Participants are admitted on a rolling basis and participants may be admitted up to one week before the beginning of the training, as space permits. Please apply early. Applications will be considered in the order that they arrive. Please note that a minimum of 3-6 months is required between attending STAR I and joining STAR II.

Required Application Fee

A $50 application fee is due at the time you apply and is required as part of a complete application to be considered for admission. See below for payment options.

Please note that if you are an EMU student or EMU employee you are exempt from the $50 application fee.

Application Fee Payment Methods

All payment must be made in US dollars. EMU does not accept direct wire transfers, Western Union or any other moneygram service for STAR fees. The following is a summary of payment options:

To pay by check or money order:
Checks must be drawn from a U.S. bank. Make the check out to “EMU” and write “STAR App Fee” in the memo line. Mail payment to the following address:

1200 Park Road
Harrisonburg, VA 22802

To pay by credit card or bank transfer:

Online – international participants
To pay online, international participants should go to, a third-party site that EMU uses. Peertransfer is a safer and more efficient way than wire transfer to get funds from your bank account to EMU. You will also be able to track where your payment is in the transfer process via a student dashboard, and an email confirmation will be sent to you when your payment has been received. Please contact peerTransfer directly for help if you have any questions about making a payment. Fees may apply.

The following are notes on how to fill out the peertransfer form and make sure that we receive the money and know who it is coming from:

  • The person filling out this form is: (Choose “other”)
  • Payment Information: (Choose “other”)
  • Student Information: (Enter “application” if you are paying your $50 application fee, enter your ID number if you are paying an invoice- located at the top right of your invoice)
  • Program of study: (Choose “Other”)
  • Expected year of graduation…: (choose “Not Applicable”)

Online – domestic participants
A second option to pay online is CASHnet, another payment site that EMU uses. This option is best for domestic participants and will not be as reliable for international applicants. A 2.75% processing fee will apply if paying by credit card. No processing fee applies for paying by bank transfer.

To pay your $50 application fee via CASHnet, go to the CASHnet page and follow these steps:

  • Fill in the required information
  • Click “Add to Basket”
  • Click “Check out”, follow the prompts, and submit

By phone – domestic participants
You may pay over the phone by using a credit card. To pay by phone call the EMU business office at 540-432-4575. A 3% processing fee will apply.

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