International Students

International students should apply for admission by December 31 to be considered for financial aid for the following academic year, but late applications are accepted. There are two forms in addition to the admission application which must be completed to be considered for international student financial aid.

The following forms provide additional assistance and information to international students:

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United States Customs and Immigration Service

SEVIS I-901 Fee Information

Internal Revenue Service

The types of financial aid available to international students are need-based grants, scholarships, and campus employment. Amounts vary based on need. Admission to Cottey does not guarantee financial assistance to cover the full cost of attendance. Normally, the student and her parents are responsible for paying a portion of the costs. The student is also responsible for paying the transportation expenses and living expenses during breaks when the residence halls are closed (Christmas break, spring break, and summer).

Canadian students

The types of financial aid available to Canadian students are listed below.  Not all students will qualify for all of these types of financial aid.

International Cottey Grant - need-based grant, minimum amount is $1,000

P.E.O. Scholarship - available through Provincial Chapters of the P.E.O. Sisterhood

Campus Employment - student will work part-time on campus and earn a paycheck

Academic Scholarship - based on ACT/SAT score and high school GPA

Athletic Scholarship - available in basketball, softball, and volleyball

Fine Arts Scholarship - available in art, dance, music, and theatre/speech