As a student at Emory, you are responsible for supplying the amount of money indicated on your Financial Certificate which is also listed on your I-20 or DS-2019 Form. This amount represents an estimate of expenses for at least one school year. Currently, state, federal, and institutional financial aid resources are not available for undergraduate international students at Emory University.
Make sure that you bring funds to cover immediate costs of purchasing health insurance, housing deposit or first month's room and board costs (if you will live off-campus) and your first semester's tuition costs. ISSS suggests that you prepare the amount of money indicated for initial costs (between $1150 and $2000, depending on if you are living on- or off-campus) in a readily accessible form (cash, credit card, traveler's checks, etc.) Please also include funds to purchase personal care items such as bed linens and towels.
If you are receiving funding from Emory, such as stipends or grants, you will not receive these funds until the end of September. Taxes will also be taken out of these funds. Therefore, you must bring enough money to support yourself through the end of September. Likewise, if you are entering during a spring or summer term, your first stipend or grant disbursements will not arrive until the end of the second month you are here. Keep your money with you at all times. Do not carry money in your luggage.
For more information on expenses, please contact the office of Student Financial Services.