Eligibility for International Students
We admit international students to the MPA program subject to the same requirements as US residents. In addition, international students must provide evidence of English proficiency with a minimum score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) as follows: 250 on the computer-based version, 600 on the paper-based version, or 100 on the Internet-based version (IBT).
After you have been admitted to Evergreen you will need to complete a financial statement. The Office of Admissions must receive this financial statement to issue your immigration paperwork (the I-20). The financial statement must show that you have access to enough funds to allow you to pay the normal cost of attendance for one year at Evergreen. The cost of attendance includes non-resident tuition, books, room and board, your personal needs and travel within Washington state.
You can find more information on international admissions to Evergreen on the Admissions web site.
Financial aid options for international students are very limited. International students generally are not eligible for federal student loans (Stafford Loans), which is one of the main forms of aid that many students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents receive. Evergreen does have some graduate fellowships and tuition waivers, some based on need, some on merit or other criteria. For information on these, see the MPA Financial Aid page. We typically only have enough funds to give each student that we award no more than about one quarter of Washington resident tuition, which falls well short of the amount of funds needed to qualify for an I-20. International applicants will need to show a substantial amount of funding from other sources or personal funds in order to qualify.