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International Year program fees

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

For more details about direct admission tuition, comprehensive fees, on-campus accommodations, and resident meal plans, visit the JMU website.

2024/25 Tuition and Fees

Tuition for the 2024/25 International Year (IY) program is valid as of 26 April 2024 for the academic year beginning on 21 August 2024.

 Direct admission1-semester IY2-semester IY3-semester IY4-semester IY
Comprehensive student services fee$6,216$3,208$6,216$9,224$12,232
JMU student insurance
(8-month fees shown)

On-campus accommodation and resident meal-plan
(2-semester fees shown)

Airport transfer (optional)$160$160

James Madison University sets tuition for direct admission and costs for comprehensive fees, on-campus accommodations, and resident meal plans in Spring/Summer 2024. For more details about those costs, visit the JMU website. All pricing is subject to change.

Additional Details

  • All pricing is subject to change.
  • All international students, regardless of direct admission or pathway program status, must pay the comprehensive student services fee and the student insurance fee.
  • Students 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. The on-campus accommodation fee includes a $120 per-semester fee for internet connection.
  • JMU and the JMU International Study Center offer an optional airport transfer service directly from Dulles International Airport and Reagan International Airport. This is a one-way transfer service available upon initial arrival. Students must reserve transportation prior to arrival by completing the Flight Arrival Form.
  • Students 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 change.
  • The following costs are not included in program prices. Additional costs may be incurred by students.
    • 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 (Years 3-4)

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 (Years 2-4)

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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