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International Tuition and Scholarships (2017-2018)

International students attending EMU on an F1 student visa are non-resident students for tuition purposes. Students applying to EMU under another visa status should contact International Admissions to learn more about their residency status for tuition purposes.

Tuition & Fees

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Please note that the estimates below do not account for any program-specific fees. 

Estimated Cost of Attendance - Undergraduate International Students

International undergraduate students are required to take 12 credit hours per semester to maintain legal F-1 status. The cost estimates below assume a student is taking 12 credit hours per semester for 2 semesters per year (24 credit hours per year).

Students receiving the National Scholars Program (NSP) scholarship pay in-state tuition and fees ($397.30 per credit hour). Students who are non-residents and are not receiving the NSP pay out-of-state tuition and fees ($970 per credit hour). Students with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) are automatically considered for the scholarship.

Learn more about National Scholars Program for undergraduate students.

  Without NSP Scholarship With NSP Scholarship
Registration Fee (One time) $50 $50
Tuition (24 credit hours) $23,280 $9,585.20
Insurance (Required for international students) $1,779 $1,779
Room and Board (Housing and meal plan) $9,855 $9,855
Total Estimated Cost for Undergraduate Students $34,964 
without National Scholars Program
$21,269.20
with National Scholars Program
Room and board numbers are dependent on the housing and meal plan options chosen. The example above is for a traditional residence hall and a comprehensive meal plan. Students earning the National Scholars Program scholarship must enroll in 15 credit hours per semester to maintain their scholarship.
 

Estimated Cost of Attendance - Graduate International Students 

International graduate students are required to take 8 credit hours per semester to maintain legal F-1 status. As most of our classes are 3 credit hours, the cost estimates below assume a student is taking 9 credit hours per semester for 2 semesters per year (18 credit hours per year).

Students receiving the National Scholars Program (NSP) scholarship pay in-state tuition and fees ($712 per credit hour). Students who are non-residents and are not receiving the NSP pay out-of-state tuition and fees ($1,268 per credit hour). Students with a cumulative bachelor's GPA of 3.6 of higher (on a 4.0 scale) are automatically considered for the scholarship.

Learn more about National Scholars Program and other scholarships available for graduate students.

  Without NSP Scholarship With NSP Scholarship
Registration Fee (One time) $50 $50
Tuition (18 credit hours) $22,824 $12,816
Insurance (Required for international students) $1,779 $1,779
Room and Board (Housing and meal plan) $8,496 $8,496
Total Estimated Cost for Graduate Students $33,149
without National Scholars Program
$23,141
with National Scholars Program
Room and board numbers are dependent on the housing and meal plan options chosen. The example above is for housing in The Village International Community and a basic, flexible meal plan.
 

Scholarships

Eastern Michigan University highly values the contributions made by our international students to the greater campus community. To honor these contributions and make an education at EMU more affordable, a number of scholarship opportunities have been developed for international students. These scholarships are awarded automatically at the time of admission to all qualifying students based on their application materials and the grade point average (GPA) from their previous studies. For more information on scholarships, please visit the links below:

National Scholars Program (Undergraduate)

National Scholars Program and Student Success Scholarship (Graduate)

Graduate Assistantships (Graduate)

Students holding US citizenship or permanent residency may also complete the free application for student aid (FAFSA) and work with our Office of Financial Aid to obtain additional funding assistance for their studies.