Average Scholarship Range:
$10,000 - $19,000 per year 


Top Scholarship:
Full-tuition scholarship ($30,410 for 2013-14)

 Maryville College has a strong scholarship program for international students and most of our international students receive a scholarship. You will automatically be considered for the highest possible amount. All scholarship funds are credited toward tuition payments.  Your scholarship is automatically renewed for up to four academic years (8 fall/spring semesters), provided that you maintain a satisfactory GPA, act as a cultural ambassador on campus, and reside on campus. 

There is no financial aid to cover living costs, fees, books, and miscellaneous expenses.  For visa purposes, most students need to show approximately $23,000 - $31,000 in available financial support for the first year of their studies.

Scholarships are based on:

  • academic performance and potential, as determined by school records and/or test scores,
  • the admission essay and
  • non-academic activities and achievements.  

To apply for a scholarship, an applicant must

  1. Submit a complete application for admission including an essay describing their academic goals, their reasons for choosing Maryville College, and an explanation of their need for scholarship funding. 
  2. Send all required documents for admission. Find out more about application requirements.


Full-Tuition Scholarship - International Diversity Award

Maryville College offers one full-tuition scholarship each academic year.  The Maryville College International Diversity Scholarship will cover the full cost of tuition for each academic year and is renewable up to four years provided that the student meets the appropriate requirements, maintains F-1 student status, completes two hours of service per week with the Center for International Education Cultural Ambassadors Program, and maintains a minimum 3.0 GPA. Annual increases to awards (above tuition) are not available. The student will have to show that he/she has sufficient funds to cover the remaining cost of attendance.

  • Have a demonstrated record of academic achievement
  • Show financial need
  • Demonstrate that he/she has a minimum of $13,000 - $15,000 per year in available funding or a plan to cover remaining costs
  • Have a clear plan for contributing to the international community on the Maryville College campus (see essay question)
  • Must live on campus during the four-year period of study 

April 1st

Tuition & Fees

The direct costs for the academic year 2013-2014 for university (B.A., B.S.) studies are as follows: 

  • Tuition: $30,410
  • Fees: $722 (activity fee and service fee)
  • Room: $4,908 (double occupancy in one of our residence halls)
  • Board: $4,982 (19 meals per week in the school cafeteria or snack bar)

TOTAL: $41,022  (most students $10,000 to $19,000 less than this number after receiving scholarships!)

Added costs: Books and supplies (estimated at $1050 per academic year), health insurance (estimated $750 per academic year), and personal expenses.

NOTE: All prices in US Dollars]


Tuition Payment Plan

International students may participate in Maryville College tuition payment plan.  A tuition payment plan allows parents and/or students to make interest free monthly payments on student account balances. Maryville College Business Office has partnered with Sallie Mae Tuition Pay to assist parents and students with their tuition, room and board costs. Plans can be set up to cover the full year balance in typically nine installments or a semester’s balance in four-five payments.  You can set up the payment plan upon arrival.

Outstanding Outcomes

Six months after graduation, 96% of the 2008 class reported being placed or employed with 90% of those noting their employment or placement was either fulfilling their long-term goals or providing a stepping-stone toward those goals. Additionally, 43% of the 2008 grads were either enrolled in or actively applying to graduate school.

Sample employments and placements include:

Employers: C3 International, Nanotechnology; Duke University, Center for Health Policy; FBI; First Tennessee Bank; Jacobs Engineering; Maryville City Schools, Tennessee; National Public Radio; United States Air Force

Graduate Schools: Duke University; Memphis Theological Seminary; University of Georgia School of Law; University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine; Vanderbilt University