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Financial Information

For EMU students, WCSC tuition is the same as on-campus tuition, and is paid to the EMU Business Office in the same way as any other semester. Room and board is the same as on-campus room and board. Commuter students should factor the cost of on-campus room and board into their financial planning for their WCSC semester.

All scholarships and financial aid follow you to DC (with the exception of summer term).  Furthermore, if you are workstudy eligible and come to the WCSC during the fall or spring semester, you can receive workstudy as you would on campus for some of the hours you spend at your internship. Program events, a retreat, transportation to and from internships, and textbooks are all included in the cost of your tuition, room and board.

Tuition + Room and Board Costs

 
  Room and Board
Activity Tuition
Total Costs
Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 $5,865 $185 Same as EMU's semester tuition $5,865+ $185 + semester tuition
Summer 2021 $3,910 $160 $4,270 $8,340

Paying your deposit

  • Your deposit holds your spot in the program and becomes non-refundable once WCSC staff start working on your internship placement
  • As an EMU student, you will make a $500 deposit to the EMU Business Office. You can do this online, by mailing a check, or by visiting the Business Office and paying in person.
  • Business Office:

Other Expenses

WCSC works hard to make sure the program is affordable. Please contact us at wcsc@emu.edu if you have questions that are not answered below. 

Program Component Associated Costs
Food (3 Meals/Day): Included
Lodging: Included
Transportation to Internship/WCSC Activities: Included
Retreat in West Virginia: Included
Program Events and Day Trips: Several theater, music, or dance performances are included in program.
WCSC textbooks & Course Materials:  Included
Transportation for activities
outside of class and internships:
 Not Included
Entertainment outside of class
and group activities:
 Not Included

Ways to Defray Expenses

Workstudy: $900 available to EMU students for fall and spring semester. Work study is not available for summer. If you are from another university, check with your financial aid office.
Odd Jobs: WCSC can often pay students to help with gardening and house maintenance.
Bicycle: DC is one of the most bike-friendly cities, and we have 2 WCSC bikes. You are welcome to bring your own.
Leave Your Car: Save on a few months of car insurance/gas and take your car off the road.
Part-Time Work: Although discouraged, students may hold a part-time job while in WCSC.
Free Events: There are plenty of free things to do in DC!
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