McAfee has many international students and welcomes applicants from across the globe. There are certain restrictions that apply to prospective students who are not United States citizens and that information is available here. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Admissions Office.
We believe that the McAfee community is greatly enhanced by the traditions, culture, and witness of our international students; therefore we offer two tuition grants per year to international students who have an F-1 student visa. This award covers tuition during the students' tenure of study.
Qualified students whose native language is not English must show proficiency by scoring a minimum of 550 (new scale 215) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of ELS Level 109.
An I-20 form is issued to all accepted and approved international applicants upon receipt of the Declaration of Finances. This form is used to obtain the F-1 visa. Those students who want to be considered for a tuition grant must have their application complete and I-20 issued by January 15 for the following Fall semester.
International students who receive a tuition grant must also show evidence of $12,000 in annual living expenses. Those students who do not receive a grant will be responsible for paying the current tuition. Each international applicant must complete a Declaration of Finances before an I-20 can be issued. If personal finances do not show evidence of $12,000 in living expenses, a sponsor will need to supply current bank documents in the above amount and a letter of sponsorship. In addition, we require that the student or sponsor(s) deposit $6,000 into the student's account at Mercer University by July 1 of the year they plan to attend. The student or sponsor(s) will also be required to deposit another $6,000 by January 15 of the following semester. The university will then dispense $1,000 per month to the student for living expenses. This process will continue during the student's tenure at McAfee. McAfee has a stewardship responsibility with regard to these awards. Students who are on a F-1 visa and are not able to meet these obligations will jeopardize their grant from the University.