Financial Advice For International Students

Below are resources available to international students to assist students and their families in making long-term plans to obtain their education in the U.S.

Please click the proper tab below to learn more about scholarships and grants offered to International Students.


Financial Advice for First-Year Students

Tuition Cost for First Year Students:

For the cost of tuition and fees for the appropriate academic year, please visit our Student Accounts page.

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With the application for admission, First Year students are automatically considered for the Marymount Academic Scholarship and Catholic High School Scholarship. 

Eligible full-time First Year applicants are automatically offered the highest scholarship they qualify for.

All academic scholarships are renewable for up to four years of study, provided you maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of (at least) a 2.5. In order to receive priority consideration for these awards, your application for admission and supporting documents should be submitted no later than March 1. Please note that no student may be awarded more than one of these scholarships.


Additional scholarships that require a separate application include the Honors Scholarship. 

Honors Program Scholarship

First Year students admitted to the Marymount University Honors Program may be eligible for an additional scholarship award. Admission to the program is very competitive. Applicants should have a 3.5 high school GPA and a 1270 SAT (CR / M) or 27 ACT composite score.

The Honors Program has strict application deadlines and must be completed by January 15 for the Fall start term.

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Financial Advice for Transfer Students

Tuition Cost for Transfer Students:

For the cost of tuition and fees for the appropriate academic year, please visit our Student Accounts page.

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With the application for admission, transfer students are automatically considered for the Transfer Academic Scholarship and Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship. 

Merit-Based Transfer Scholarships

Scholarships  Amount Minimum Cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
Academic Distinction $16,000 3.20+
Academic Excellence $14,500 3.00+
Saints Scholarship $12,500 2.75+
Opportunity Scholarship $10,000 All students not eligible for the above awards

Eligible full-time transfer applicants are automatically offered the highest scholarship they qualify for from the list below.

  • The Marymount Academic Distinction Transfer Scholarship is an $16,000.00 annual award.
  • The Marymount Academic Excellence Transfer Scholarship is a $14,500.00 annual award.
  • The Marymount Saints Transfer Scholarship is a $12,500.00 annual award.
  • The Marymount Opportunity Scholarship is a $10,000.00 annual award.

All transfer scholarships are renewable for up to four years of study, provided you maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of (at least) a 2.5. In order to receive priority consideration for these awards, your application for admission and supporting documents should be submitted no later than March 1. Please note that no student may be awarded more than one of these scholarships and are only available to students pursuing their first bachelor’s degree.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

This renewable scholarship for up to $2,000 is available to first-degree transfer students who have been active members in their former institution’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter. Applicants should be enrolled full time and have at least a 3.5 GPA and 30 college credits.

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by May 1. Later applications will be considered on a funds-available basis.


Additional scholarships that require a separate application include the Honors Scholarship. 

Honors Program Scholarship

Transfer students admitted to the Marymount University Honors Program may be eligible for an additional scholarship award. Admission to the program is very competitive. Applicants should have a college GPA of a 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants who have taken under 30 college credit hours should submit SAT or ACT test scores. It is strongly encouraged to have a 1270 SAT (on the new test) or 26 ACT composite score. International students also present a TOEFL score of 617 on the paper-based test or 260 for a computer-based test.

Priority consideration will be given to Honors Program applications received by January 15 for the Fall Start Term.

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Financial Advice for Graduate Students

The typical tuition rate for the 2019-20 academic year is $1,050 per credit hour

Program specific tuition rates for 2019-20:

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy: $39,600 per academic year
  • School of Business Administration: $1060 per credit hour
  • Master of Education: $770 per credit hour

How to obtain a form I-20

Submit the following documents:

If you are transferring your SEVIS record, you must also submit the following documents:

MU Grants

The office of Graduate Admissions awards a limited amount of grants to international students who will be studying at Marymount University.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships and campus employment are available to international students interested in offsetting the cost of their education.

Graduate Assistantships provide tuition waivers for up to 9 graduate credits in exchange for service to the University. Students may apply for graduate assistantships through Workday

  • 1/3 GA: Waives 3 graduate credits in exchange for 7 hours of work per week during the academic year
  • 2/3 GA: Waives 6 graduate credits in exchange for 14 hours of work per week during the academic year
  • 3/3 GA: Waives 9 graduate credits in exchange for 21 hours of work per week during the academic year

Additional Employment Opportunities

Campus employment opportunities are also available for international graduate students.

The Campus Employment program is a Marymount-funded program that enables both undergraduate and graduate students to work part-time on campus.

Additional Scholarships and Aid

International students have the opportunity to be considered for several scholarship opportunities, contingent upon their specific program of study:

ASID Foundation Legacy Scholarships

  • This scholarship opportunity is open to students who are enrolled or have applied for admission to a graduate-level interior design program at a degree-granting institution. Visit asid.org for more information.

Diotima Scholarship

  • The Diotima Scholarship provides a $2,400 award to a graduate student in Literature, Language and the Humanities program who has completed at least 9 credits, maintains a 3.5 GPA and exhibits financial need. Contact Dr. David Brown for more information
  • Additional Information on financial aid is available at