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2016/2017 Program Cost

The cost to participate in the J-1 Academic Program through Central Michigan University (CMU) is:

  • $2,330  USD (includes $50 admission fee) - One semester program (6 months)
  • $4,310  USD (includes $50 admission fee) - Two semester program (12 months)

Students will be enrolled for 12 semester credits as a full time student at CMU for each semester that they are in the program. Payment is expected to be made online prior to arrival. Payment needs to be in US currency and can be made by credit card, wire transfer, or with an electronic check from a US bank. (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are suitable. MaestroCard and ScotiaBank cards DO NOT WORK.)

 Future costs subject to change.

Other Fees & Charges:

(these payments are made ​to o​ther service providers in U.S. dollars)

NOTE: All fees below are approximate amounts.

Visa appointment fee (government fee) Costs vary by country, approximately $160
SEVIS Fee (government fee) $180
Airfare to and from U.S. Student responsibility, varies by country
Disney Program Assessment Fee $100
Housing deduction (rent) $95-125 per week
Disney Course Materials and Books (depending on course) $10-40
Health Insurance $200-300 per 6 months


Hourly Wage  $9.50 - 10.00 per hour

Students are scheduled to work a minimum of 30 hours per week and a maximum of 37.5 hours per week. There are exception period​s where students could be scheduled to work more than 37.5 hours for the week during holiday periods. During these holiday periods, classes will not meet.