You may be able to find assistance to help pay for your university education, but aid is rare and you should be prepared to pay for university in the USA using your own resources (including those of family and friends). Consider these statistics*:
International students who used their own resources to pay for university:
Undergraduate international students who received financial aid:
* from NAFSA: Association of International Educators
We do not offer full scholarships for international students at James Madison University International Study Center.
Partial scholarships of up to $5,000 may be offered to applicants with high grades who need some financial support. Ask about our academic-merit scholarships when you apply.
If you need a full scholarship to study at a US university, organizations in your own country can be good sources.
Most international students who study at James Madison University use their own resources and the resources of their family to pay for their education.
There is limited financial assistance available for international students, but there are some sources of funding if you need help paying for university. However, be aware that there is a lot of competition for international student scholarships. Attaining high grades is a very important factor. More aid is available for graduate and research students, than for undergraduate study.
The government or other organizations in your home country may have financial aid available. We encourage you to contact:
The following resources may be useful in finding scholarships or financial aid for studying at James Madison University: