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Payment and Refunds

Application Fee

A $50 non-refundable application fee is due at the time you apply and is required as part of a complete application to be considered for admission. EMU students and employees are exempt from this fee

Professional Development Fee

Payment of course and materials fees is due in full by April 1 or within two weeks of receiving an invoice (whichever comes last). The balance of your bill (lodging, transportation, etc.) is due no later than registration on the first day of your first course. Please note that unless you or your organization have made prior arrangements with the SPI Director, you will not be able to attend courses if your fees are not paid in full.

International participants applying for a US visa are not required to pay anything beyond the application fee until they receive their visa but must pay their training fees within two weeks of receiving their visa or by April 1, whichever comes last.

Payment Methods

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

Bank Transfer

Flywire allows you to pay by bank transfer.  Fees may apply. Follow the instructions below to submit a successful transfer request.

*If you are using a mobile device, please select "EMU" as the institution. Proceed with the instructions below.

If you are having other issues, please contact Flywire directly for help.

  1. Select country and amount ($50 USD)
  2. “Continue as a guest”
  3. “International Bank Transfer in US Dollars”
  4. Contact Info: “Other”
  5. Payment Type: “SPI – Summer Peacebuilding Institute”
  6. Student ID: enter “App Fee” (if unable to enter text, simply put in “12345”)
  7. Complete payment

CASHnet allows you to pay by credit card.

Follow these instructions to submit a payment:

  1.  Fill in the required information
  2.  Click “Continue”
  3.  Click “Check out”, follow the prompts, and submit.

Credit Card 

CASHnet allows you to pay by credit card.

Follow these instructions to submit a payment:

  1.  Fill in the required information
  2.  Click “Continue”
  3.  Click “Check out”, follow the prompts, and submit.

Credit Card by Phone

You may pay over the phone by using a credit card. To pay by phone call the EMU business office at 540-432-4672. A 3% processing fee will apply. 

Check or Money Order

Checks must be drawn from a U.S. bank. Make the check out to “EMU” and put your last name and ID number (from the top right of your invoice) in the memo line. Mail payment to the following address:
Summer Peacebuilding Institute
1200 Park Road
Harrisonburg, VA 22802

Refund Policy

All refunds are subject to a $100 processing fee, the cost of any visa-related postage, and a wire transfer fee (if applicable).

Any international participant who is denied a visa will receive a full refund, less the required fees.

Participants who choose to withdraw from a session less than four weeks prior to the start of the session will receive an 80 percent refund, less the required fees.

Participants who choose to withdraw from a session less than one week prior to the start of the session will receive a 50 percent refund, less the required fees.

Participants who choose to withdraw from a session less than 72 hours prior to the start of the session, do not show up for the session, or leave a session early will receive no refund.

Refunds for overpayment of fees will be made to the payer of the fees. Fees paid by a sponsoring organization will only be refunded to a participant if the organization confirms this via e-mail.

Please allow up to eight weeks for processing refund requests.

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