Visa and Immigration Information
In order to get an I-20 form, all students must complete the Certification
of Finances form which is included in the application. This form
shows how the student is planning to pay for her education. This
information is required by the U.S. government before an I-20 can
be issued. Once a student has been accepted and we have received
the Certification of Finances form and a $300 tuition deposit, we
will mail a U.S. government I-20 form, which international students
will take to their local embassy or consulate to get the student
Before a student can apply for a visa, she must first pay the SEVIS fee.
What has been the most rewarding part of your experience at MBC? Honestly, the whole experience; enjoying the classes and the experience of living on campus. I suppose the two most rewarding things are the friendships I have made and the great pride I have in accomplishing the daunting task of going to another country alone to live and study for a year, and managing to perform well in doing so. It has really been like a home away from home for me.
Nadine O’Hagan, Ireland
Year of Exchange: 2007-08
Monthly Payment Plan
Fees that are normally due at the beginning of each semester may be
paid in ten equal monthly installments. There are no interest or
finance charges involved. Only a $50.00 administrative fee is charged.
Once accepted in the program a Life Benefit Coverage is provided
at no additional cost.
Tuition Refund Plan
This plan protects the financial investment of students and their parents.
If a student must withdraw from classes because of personal illness
or accident, this plan will return up to 1OO% of the insured term
tuition and fees, depending on the nature of the cause for withdrawal.
For information regarding Payment and Tuition Plan options call
the Mary Baldwin Business Office at 540-887-7175.
Housing During Breaks
We are not able to provide housing for students during college
breaks, however, local church groups may provide students with host
families who will offer free housing over breaks. Many students will
use this time to travel or visit friends’ homes, while some students
choose to stay in Staunton at a local motel or inn. In this case, students
can usually share hotel rooms to reduce the costs. Here is a list of
hotels and inns in Staunton:
- Quality Inn
96 Baker Ln, Staunton, VA –
- Sleep Inn
222 Jefferson Hwy, Staunton, VA –
- Comfort Inn
1302 Richmond Avenue, Staunton, VA -
- Frederick House
28 N New St, Staunton, VA –
- Stonewall Jackson Hotel
24 S Market St Staunton, VA
- Howard Johnson Hotel
268 N Central Ave, Staunton, VA –
- For more lodging opportunities visit the Staunton visitors site.
Keeping in Touch With Your Family
- Phone: Students will receive their own phone numbers in the rooms of their residence halls after
they arrive at Mary Baldwin. Until this number is assigned, students
can be reached by calling the central switchboard number: 540-887-7000.
- Fax: Faxes may be sent to the following number: 540-887-7292.
- E-mail: Students will be assigned an e-mail address shortly