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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 Financial Aid page.

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With the application for admission, first-year students are automatically considered for the Freshman Academic Scholarship and Catholic High School Scholarship. 

Freshman Academic Scholarships, scholarship qualifications for the class of 2023:  

Scholarships Amount  Minimum GPA
(on a 4.0 scale)
Minimum Standardized Test Score (SAT or ACT)
  SAT ACT
Presidential Scholarship $16,000 3.8+  N/A
 
N/A
3.5-3.79 1200+ (old) or 1270+ (new) 26+
Dean Scholarship $14,500 3.5+ N/A N/A
2.8+ 1100+ (old) or 1170 (new) 24+
Success Scholarship $13,500 3.25+ N/A N/A
2.8+ 1000+ (old) or 1080 (new) 21+
Achievement Scholarship $12,500 3.0+ N/A N/A
2.8+ 950+ (old) or 1030+ (new) 20+
Opportunity Scholarship $10,000 All domestic students not eligible for the above merit awards.

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

  • The Marymount Presidential Scholarship is a $16,000.00 annual award.
  • The Marymount Dean Scholarship is a $14,500.00 annual award.
  • The Marymount Success Scholarship is a $13,500.00 annual award.
  • The Marymount Achievement Scholarship is a $12,500.00 annual award.
  • The Marymount Opportunity Scholarship is a $10,000.00 annual award.

All five 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.

Catholic High School Scholarship

This $2,000 tuition scholarship is automatically offered to full-time freshman applicants who have graduated or will graduate from a Catholic high school. This scholarship is renewable for up to four years of study, provided the student maintains good academic standing at Marymount.


Additional scholarships that require a seperate application include the Spirit of Service Scholarship and the Honors Scholarship. 

Spirit of Service Scholarship

This competitive, renewable $2,000 scholarship is available to students with a record of high academic achievement and extensive volunteer service experience with school, church, or community organizations. Recipients are expected to maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA and must complete 60 hours of community service per semester. Priority consideration will be given to scholarship applications received by March 1. Later applications will be considered on a funds-available basis.

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Honors Program Scholarship

Freshmen 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 March 1.

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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 Financial Aid 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 GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
Academic Distinction $8,000 3.20+
Academic Excellence $4,000 3.00+
Saints Scholarship $2,000 2.75+

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 $8,000.00 annual award.
  • The Marymount Academic Excellence Transfer Scholarship is a $4,000.00 annual award.
  • The Marymount Saints Transfer Scholarship is a $2,000.00 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 seperate application include the Spirit of Service Scholarship and the Honors Scholarship. 

Spirit of Service Scholarship

This competitive, renewable $2,000 scholarship is available to students with a record of high academic achievement and extensive volunteer service experience with school, church, or community organizations. Recipients are expected to maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA and must complete 60 hours of community service per semester. Priority consideration will be given to scholarship applications received by March 1. Later applications will be considered on a funds-available basis.

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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 and a 1270 SAT (on the new test) or 26 ACT composite score. International students must 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 February 1. Later applications will be considered on a space-available basis.

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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 marymountjobs.com 
  • 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


Marymount University

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
2807 North Glebe Road
Arlington, Virginia 22207
USA

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