International Students

International Student Deposit

Students who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States (excluding Canadian students) are asked to place an International Student Deposit with the University before final acceptance can be given and before the I-20 form (needed to secure the United States Student Visa) can be issued.

The International Student Deposit will be $3,000 for Autumn 2017.


Walla Walla University pays interest on the International Student Deposits at the One-Year Constant Maturity Rate.


Walla Walla University requires all international undergraduate and graduate students including Canadians to purchase health insurance while in attendance at the University.


International students, except Canadian students, will be expected to use the Regular Payment Plan described in this bulletin.


According to Immigration and Naturalization Services regulations, international students attending WWU while on student visas are only permitted to work on campus and are limited to a maximum of 20 hours of work per week during periods of enrollment. Spouses and children who are not students may not accept employment under any circumstances.

Financial Aid

International students on student visas do not qualify for the majority of loans and grants described in the Financial Bulletin. To determine ability to meet educational costs, the University requires applicants to submit a declaration of finances before final acceptance is given.