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Learn more about your programs tuition and fees

Additional fees are required and outlined by the links below:

In order to provide quality programs, activities, resources and advocacy, JMU has instituted an international student fee which will be assessed to all F and J visa holding students enrolled in full-time graduate JMU courses. This $100 fee is posted on each student's bill by the University Business Office every fall and spring semester. 

James Madison University requires all students and scholars on an F or J visa to have health insurance coverage.  International Student & Scholar Services offers a comprehensive health insurance plan through Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI). Learn more about  health insurance.

All J-1 visa holders are required to have health insurance coverage. JMU will enroll you in health insurance coverage through Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI). Learn more about F-1 and J-1 Health Insurance.

Students who are awarded assistantships typically receive substantial funding to assist in covering tuition and living expenses.

Living Expenses & Visa Requirements: Living expenses for graduate students are estimated at $16,200 per year. International students must verify they have all educational and living expenses available for the first 12 months in the US to obtain a visa.

International Tuition and Living Expenses page will assist in determing estimated costs for one year.


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