Financial Support and Expectations for International Students

Many international students at PLU qualify for a merit-based scholarship. However, in general, students should expect to pay at least a half or more of the annual tuition fee as well as the entire living cost and other miscellaneous expenses on their own through individual, family and/or government sources. Need-based financial aid may be offered to eligible international students. To be considered for need-based international student financial aid, all candidates must be officially admitted to PLU and then submit a CSS Profile online. A small number of endowed scholarships may become available in some years for an amount not exceeding $3,000 for students who meet certain criteria.

2020-2021 International Student Expenses*

• Tuition and Fees: US $45,750
• Room and Meals: US $11,150
• Health Insurance, Books, and Personal Expenses: US $4,138

*Estimate. Subject to change without notice.

For the 2020-2021 intake, a financial guarantee (bank statement) in the amount of US $61,038 minus scholarship amount (shown in the admission confirmation) is required prior to issuing a visa application document (I-20 or DS-2019).

Many campus jobs are available to international students who choose to work for up to 20 hours per week during the academic year when school is in session. The current Washington State minimum wage is $13.50/hour (as of January 2020). The Office of Student Employment will assist you for on-campus employment.

Many students make a payment for tuition and other expenses in full each semester. However, a Monthly Payment Option is available to international students who prefer smaller installments of payment each month.

If PLU sounds like the place for you, now is the time to apply for admission.

Scholarship for study in the USA

You can afford PLU!
Competitive financial support available for international students. Visit the international students scholarships and grants page to learn more about:

  • The International Student Grant
  • Transfer Student Scholarships
  • Fine Arts Scholarships