International Students

In addition to completing the general requirements for admission, the West Virginia University College of Law requires that to be considered for admission, all non-U.S. citizens whose first language is not English, take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and achieve a score of at least 600 (paper-based) and 100 (internet-based) and have foreign credentials translated by a credential service within the U.S. Please contact Carol Kayla for further information on TOEFL and the I-20 form, or by phone at 304-293-2124 EXT. 1517

For information on the general requirements, please go here.

IS THERE FINANCIAL AID FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS?

To qualify for federal financial aid from the United States government you must be considered an eligible non-citizen. You are an eligible non-citizen if you are:

  • A U.S. permanent resident and you have an Alien Registration Receipt Card (I-551)
  • A conditional permanent resident (I-551C)
  • Are an other eligible non-citizen with an Arrival-Departure Record (I-94) from the U.S.

Immigration and Naturalization Service showing any one of the following designations: “Refugee”,”Asylum Granted”, “Indefinite Parole”, “Humanitarian Parole”, or “Cuban-Haitian Entrant”.

If you are not eligible for financial aid through the United States Government here is some information that may be helpful to you.

TUITION AND FEES

Tuition and fees for the 2015-16 academic year is $35,568. We also estimate approximately $3,000 for books and supplies for the year.

PAYMENT

The Office of Student Accounts has an online payment system. Approximately one month before the term begins, you will be able to view your bill and payment invoice online. Payment is due prior to the first day of class for the term.

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS

West Virginia University does have a graduate assistantship program administered through the Graduate Student Office. Most Graduate Assistantships include a tuition and fee waiver along with a stipend.

IMPORTANT WEB SITES

Office of International Students and Scholars 

WVU’s International Student information hub.

International Students of America

This web site has all kinds of information pertinent to international students, financial aid, and additional web sites.

International Students Guide to Studying and Living in the U.S.A

Students Guide to Studying and Living in the U.S.A.- A great web site with all kids of resources for International Students.

FastWeb

FastWeb-Free internet scholarship search

CASHE College Aid Sources for Higher Education

College Aid Sources for Higher Education -Free internet scholarship search

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