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International Year program fees

The James Madison University degree pathway program is exceptional value because you progress directly to the second year of your degree, effectively fast-tracking your education.


 Direct admission1-semester2-semester3-semester4-semester 2
Comprehensive student services fee$5,608$5,648 (2 semesters)

JMU student insurance*$872 (8 months)$872 (8 months)

On-campus accommodation and resident meal-plan 3$11,688$11,688 (2 semesters)

Airport transfer (optional) 4$160$160

2English for Academic Purposes + 3-Semester.
3Students living on-campus are required to participate in a meal plan. Students living off-campus can choose to buy a meal plan or not to. This fee includes a $120 per-semester fee for internet connection.
4Transfer directly to James Madison University, one-way, on initial arrival. Applicants must reserve transportation prior to arrival by completing the Flight Arrival Form.
5Students should prepare to arrive a few days before classes start to attend a mandatory orientation. Contact the International Study Center (ISC) Admissions Manager at for details. Class schedules are tentative and subject to slight change.
*Estimate only. The University sets Direct Admission Tuition and fees in Fall 2021 for the upcoming academic year.


2023/2024 tuition pricing is valid as of 1 March 2023 for the JMU academic year beginning on 23 August 2023.

 Direct admission1-semester2-semester3-semester4-semester
Comprehensive student services fee6$6,062$6,092 (2 semesters)

JMU student insurance6$872 (8 months)$872 (8 months)

On-campus accommodation and resident meal-plan6$12,264$12,264 (2 semesters)

Airport transfer (optional)6$90$90

6Direct Admission tuition, comprehensive student services fee, JMU student health insurance, on-campus accommodation and resident meal plan, and airport transfer (optional) pricing is estimated for 2023-2024. All students, regardless of direct admission or ISC status, must pay the comprehensive student services fee and the student insurance fee.

Not included in ISC program prices:

  • Airfare to and from the USA
  • Personal expenses
  • Vacation travel
  • On-campus accommodation and food expenses when the University is officially closed
  • Regular ESL classes prior to an International Study Center program, if your language proficiency on arrival is inadequate for entry

Scholarships at JMU

Scholarships are available for JMU ISC and direct admit students.

Progression Scholarships for ISC Students

You may be eligible for a scholarship upon entry to the JMU ISC. Then, after you complete your ISC program, you may be eligible for a progression scholarship for your studies at JMU.

 Total ValueValue (Per Year)Criteria to AwardCriteria to Maintain
ISC Progression Scholarship$15,000$5,0003.0 GPA2.5 GPA

Scholarships for Direct Admit Students

If you are directly applying to JMU, you may be eligible for a new International Recognition Award scholarship, valued at $5,000 per year. Students must have completed high school outside of the U.S.

 Total ValueValue (Per Year)Criteria to AwardCriteria to Maintain
International Recognition Award$20,000$5,0003.0 GPA2.5 GPA

Contact your educational agent or email to learn more about the scholarship opportunities at JMU.

James Madison University tuition

When you continue your degree studies outside of the International Study Center, you will pay the Out-of-State James Madison University fees.

Entry points

2-, 3-, & 4-semester International Year programs:
Every January, May, and August

1-semester International Year program:
January and August

Direct admission:
January and August

Top 10%

for international student value

College Factual, 2021

How to pay

Find out more about our fees and how you can view and pay your tuition fees on our payment platform.

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Entry requirements

Find out what grades you need in order to join us at the International Study Center, for either our International Year or direct admission to the University. 

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How to pay

Once you’ve decided you want to study with us at James Madison University, you need to pay your fees in order to confirm your place.

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