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International Student Application Instructions (Non-U.S. Citizen)

Think Graduate School, Think Cedarville.

International students (non-U.S. citizens) must fulfill the application requirements for the individual program of interest, as well as the following requirements.

Language Proficiency Tests

International applicants from countries in which English is not the native language must demonstrate their proficiency in English by taking one of theses exams within the last five years:

Official Academic Transcripts

If transcripts are in a language other than English, have a different grading system from the U.S., or are from a non-U.S. college/university, the original transcript must be submitted to a credential evaluation service. The original transcript should be submitted along with the official evaluation from the evaluation agency. The cost for credential verification and translation is the responsibility of the applicant. We recommend the following credential evaluation/translation services:

Affidavit of Financial Support

Residential Programs

All international applicants who are applying for a F1 visa to attend a residential program must submit an affidavit of financial support, along with original documentary evidence (e.g., bank statements, fixed certificates of deposit, etc. within 6 months of receipt of the Affidavit of Financial Support to Graduate Admissions). Affidavit will show enough readily available funds to meet all expenses (i.e., tuition, room, board, fees, textbooks, etc) for the first year of study as outlined below.

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Private Educational Loans

2017–18 Annual
Direct Charges (payable in full before the start of each term)
Master of Divinity First Year Tuition [~30 Credits] $11, 970.00 (No Summer)
Master of Ministry First Year Tuition [Total 38 Credits] $15,162.00 (Full-time)

Estimated Additional Variable Expenses
Textbooks and supplies $915.00
Travel $3,500.00
Living Expenses [rental, utilities, food] $13,227.00

Total - Estimated Variable Expenses $17,642.00
Total - First Year MDiv Estimated Cost of Attendance [use for AOS] $29,612.00
Total - MMin Estimated Cost of Attendance [use for AOS] $32,804.00

International students are limited to on-campus employment only and cannot displace qualified U.S. citizens for such positions.

Online Programs

All international applicants who are applying for an online program must submit an affidavit of financial support, along with original documentary evidence (e.g., bank statements, fixed certificates of deposit, etc. within 6 months of the date of receipt of the Affidavit of Financial Support to Graduate Admissions). Affidavit will show enough readily available funds to meet all expenses (i.e., tuition, course/program fees, and textbooks) for the first year of study. Proof of travel and living expenses is not required for Online programs:

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Private Educational Loans

2017–18 Master of Business Administration Annual
Direct Charges (payable in full before the start of each term)
Master of Business Administration Tuition [36 credits] $21,456.00

Estimated Additional Variable MBA Expenses
IVY software prerequisite courses @ $140/course [Credit card, nonrefundable payment only] $140.00 (One Course)
Textbooks and supplies $915.00

Total - Estimated MBA Variable Expenses $1,055.00
Total - MBA Estimated Cost of Attendance [use for AOS] $22,511.00
2017–18 MSN Global Public Health Track and Nurse Educator Track Annual
Direct Charges (payable in full before the start of each term)
First Year Master of Nursing Global Public Health Track Tuition [21 cr, 2 year plan] $11,949.00
Maximum $750 course fees MSN Course Fees: Respective MSN course fees range from $50–$700. Please review the Graduate course descriptions in our Graduate Catalog for specific course fees. $350.00

Estimated Additional Variable MSN GPH/MSN NE Expenses
Textbooks and supplies $915.00

Total - Estimated Variable Expenses $915.00
Total - First Year MSN GPH Track/MSN NE Track Estimated Cost of Attendance [use for AOS] $12,864.00
2017–18 MSN Global Public Health Certificate Annual
Direct Charges (payable in full before the start of each term)
Total Tuition Master of Nursing Global Public Health Certificate [12 credits] $6,828.00
GPH Certificate Course Fees MSN Course Fees: Respective MSN course fees range from $50–$700. Please review the Graduate course descriptions in our Graduate Catalog for specific course fees. $200.00

Estimated Additional Variable MSN GPH Certificate Expenses
Textbooks and supplies $915.00

Total - Estimated Variable Expenses $915.00
Total - First Year MSN GPH Certificate Estimated Cost of Attendance [use for AOS] $7943.00

US Entry Details for Visa Process

Brenda Reid, Coordinator of International Student Services

Paying your Tuition Invoice

Note: University policy requires all international students to pay their invoice in full before the start of each term. International students do not qualify for a payment plan.

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