Tuition and Affordability

Maranatha's International Student Program offers its students unparalleled academics, excellent support services, challenging programming, and so much more at a price that is unmatched in the industry. To learn more about our tuition and affordability, click here.

Payment Proceedures

Maranatha Christian Academy International K-12 Private Christian SchoolThe following will provide guidance for fees and provisions.

  • The non-refundable application fee must be included with the admission application form.
  • An acceptance letter and payment instructions will be sent by email.
  • The family/agency will pay the enrollment fee to hold the student’s place in the upcoming school year.
  • Upon receipt of the enrollment fee the I-20 will be issued with invoice showing fees paid and future fees that are due.

The U.S. Government requires that the I-901 fee is paid before an appointment is made at the embassy to receive the F-1 Student Visa. The applicant is required to bring a receipt proving payment of this fee to the interview at the embassy. More information about this fee can be found at www.ice.gov/sevis/ then click on SEVIS I-901 Fee.

The remaining fees and provisions must be paid in full prior to arrival in Minnesota. Payment is to be made in USD.  Wire transfers using Flywire is the preferred method of payment. If needed, Maranatha can accept a bank draft. Wire transfer information will be included with the acceptance letter. Maranatha must be notified via email 48 hours before a wire transfer is made at international@mca.lwcc.org.

Upon arrival, it is advisable for students to have a credit card for incidental purchases. In addition, students may set up a personal banking account at Wells Fargo Bank. Incidental costs for students average between $600- $1,000 USD and may include special activities, school supplies, personal items, and entertainment funds.

Health Insurance

Health insurance enrollment is required before leaving your home country. Maranatha provides insurance through Independent School Management (ISM). Health insurance will not be issued until tuition and fees have been paid in full. In most cases, the cost of the insurance is included in the tuition and fees and includes accident coverage for injury and illness; death benefits (including repatriation of remains); disability and dismemberment benefits; emergency medical evaluation; emergency visitation expenses; and 24-hour emergency assistance services. The insurance does not provide preventative health care. Do not plan to have major medical, dental, or eye examinations while living in the USA. Coverage is active from the time of your student’s departure from their home country until they return. Students should carry their insurance card at all times. Insurance enrollment information will be provided upon full payment of tuition. Should a claim arise, Maranatha will connect you with the correct individual at ISM, but will be unable to provide assistance in the claims process.

Refund Policy

In the event the student decides to disenroll from Maranatha, no tuition or host family fees paid will be refunded. The application fee and enrollment fee are non-refundable. (Exception: Enrollment fee will be refunded with proper evidence showing proof of visa denial twice by the embassy.)

Students who enroll in Maranatha Christian Academy are committed to attending school for a minimum of one academic year. Students who withdraw or transfer before this time are responsible for the full year’s tuition and will not be granted any refund of fees or tuition. If a student is asked by the Administration to withdraw from Maranatha Christian Academy, all tuition and fees for the current semester are non-refundable, and all host family fees for the entire year are non-refundable.

Questions, simply email: info@mcausa.us