At John Carroll, we understand that cost is an important factor in the college process. Our philosophy about financial aid is unique; we combine resources to recognize academic talent and also use school funds and student employment to help as many students as we can. Below is a list of opportunities available for you as an international transfer student.

International Priority Tuition Discount

International students who apply by the international priority deadline of July 1 (fall entry) or December 1 (spring entry) will automatically receive approximately a 10% tuition reduction for their four years studying at the undergraduate level at John Carroll University. This same dollar amount will reduce tuition charges for up to four years. The discount can be combined with other awarded university scholarships.

 John Carroll University Scholarship

Renewable scholarships of $10,000-$20,000 per year are offered to applicants based on their academic performance, strength of college-level coursework and participation in extracurricular activities. No application required.

Need-based Financial Aid

Students needing additional support to choose John Carroll beyond awarded scholarships can look into need-based aid which we offer through other university funds. Interested students must submit the International Student Application for Financial Aid. Supporting financial documentation must be submitted along with the application in order for the Financial Aid committee at John Carroll to properly review student’s individual case.

SAGE Tuition Rewards Program


John Carroll University is a member school participating in the SAGE Tuition Rewards Program. SAGE Tuition Rewards are discounts off tuition! Tuition Reward Points are earned and redeemed as guaranteed minimum scholarships at over 300 participating private colleges and universities across America (1 Point = $1.00). To find out more about this unique college savings program, visit the SAGE Scholars website.

Borrowing Options

International students may apply for private educational loans through a variety of lenders to help finance their educational expenses at JCU. These lenders include Charter One, Citibank, Sallie Mae, and Wells Fargo. All lenders require borrowers to have a credit-worthy cosigner who is a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident. You can find more information and review a list of lenders online at

Part-time Work on Campus

International students may work on campus through the campus work study program. Students typically earn over $8.00 per hour and may not work more than 20 hours per week. To view available part-time work-study jobs at John Carroll and for more information, visit our student employment website.

Tuition Payment Plan (TPP)

John Carroll offers families a convenient way to divide tuition payments over five months from June-October for your Fall semester balance, and five months from November-March for your Spring semester balance through an interest free payment plan. There is a $25 application fee per year to enroll in the tuition payment plan. Please refer to the Cashier’s Office with any questions.

Cost of Attendance

The detailed cost of attendance for an international student can be found here.