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International Undergraduate Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees 1 Semester (4 mo.) 1 Academic Year (8 mo.)
Tuition $16,807 $33,614
Student Body Fee $249 $498
Total Cost $17,056 $34,112
Other Expenses 1 Semester (4 mo.) 1 Academic Year (8 mo.)
Room & food** $4,442 $8,884
Health insurance*** $785 $1,570
Total Cost $5,227 $10,454
Other Expenses 1 Semester (4 mo.) 1 Academic Year (8 mo.)
Books & supplies $500 $1,000

Note: The total in bold must be accounted for in order to obtain an I-20. 

*Cost may increase yearly.
** Rates may vary depending on the actual housing and meal assignment. The maximum cost for an on-campus room and full-access meal plan is $5,026 per semester.
***Estimate. Rates vary.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial aid is available to students who have applied for admission and have been accepted. Because financial assistance from the U.S. government is not available to international students, other funding is available through 51.

Freshman Scholarships

Name Amount
Paragon Full Tuition
President's $16,000
Dean's $14,000
Heritage $13,000
Faculty $11,000
Founder's $7,000

Transfer Scholarships 

Name Amount
Transfer Scholar $11,000
Transfer Achievement $8,500
Transfer Academic $6,000
Transfer Partnership $5,000

Performance-based Scholarships

Name Amount
Athletic $500 to Full Tuition
Music $400 to $10,000
Drama $1,300 to $2,000

Other FPU Grants and Scholarships

Name Amount
Church Match $500 to $1,500
International Scholarship up to $6,000
Other Awards $100 to $10,000


Private Scholarships

Alumni, parents, friends, businesses and foundations have generously provided a special set of scholarships available to international students attending 51 Pacific.

Students will be considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible. 51 values the diversity that international students bring to our campus. Because we understand that funding your education can be challenging, we will do everything we can to make it possible for you to attend.

The International Programs and Services Office will work together with you and the Financial Student Services Office to create your own personal scholarship package. Scholarship packages are specially designed for each individual student according to the information provided on the application and the Affidavit of Support. These packages may be comprised of one or several different awards based on merit and need. Scholarships are not guaranteed!


Many international students find sponsors through their own personal contacts and/or various organizations to help fund their tuition and living expenses. We encourage you to look for financial sources such as these.

On-campus work

International students are only allowed to work for 51. Openings for on-campus jobs are advertised in the Career Services Center, not on-line. Employment is limited and NOT guaranteed. Each student must apply and possibly interview to get a job. Students should not plan to make a lot of money from on-campus work. Minimum wage is $11.00 per hour. Students may work up to 20 hours a week while school is in session and 40 hours a week during vacations.

English language students are likely to get jobs in the cafeteria, gardening, cleaning or maintenance.