International Financial Aid

Financing Your Education

JBU does not offer full-tuition or full-ride scholarships for International students.

Scholarship/Financial Aid opportunities for International Students at JBU:

1. International Student Scholarship: JBU offers the International Student Scholarship which ranges from $3,000 to $10,000 per year and is based on financial need. Once the application is complete, undergraduate students who have financial need will be considered for this scholarship. Academics and student commitment to the mission of JBU are also taken into consideration when awarding. There is no separate application for this scholarship. By completing the International Application process (including the International Student Financial Information Form), you have applied for this scholarship.

Application deadline: March 15

JBU awards the top scholarships by April 1 so all students interested in the int’l student scholarship must apply by March 15. JBU has a limited amount of funding for int’l students so after April 1, students are awarded based on remaining funds

2. International Work-Study Program: The work-study program is an on-campus job in which students work 7 hours per week and can earn up to $1800 per year.  Work-study is awarded based on financial need.

3. Athletic scholarships:

Other Information about financing your education at John Brown University:

Costs for International Students:

See our Costs page.

What are the additional costs to attending JBU (in addition to tuition, room, and board)?

  • $225 International and JBU Freshman Orientation Fee (one-time fee)
  • $200 SEVIS fee
  • $1,300 (approximate) medical insurance fee
  • $600-$800/yr. textbook estimate
  • Travel expenses to and from JBU

Paying for JBU:

Most International JBU students are paying their own way or are receiving very substantial sponsorships from family members, organizations, or churches. 

Outside scholarships for International students

There are a limited number of outside scholarships for International students to attend university in America. Here is a list of some websites to explore for outside (non-JBU) scholarships:

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