WCSC cost and application

Fall or spring semester (15 credits)
Bluffton tuition, room & board (20 meal plan)
Program fee - $2,000
Transportation to and from Washington

Summer term (10 credits)
Bluffton summer tuition (per credit hour)
Program fee - varies each year
Transportation to and from Washington

For all terms a transportation stipend will be provided to cover some of the cost of transportation to internships or to reward students who choose to bike. Students should also expect some added costs for urban living, such as transportation within the city and entertainment.


Financial aid

Students will continue to receive eligible financial aid just as you would if you were taking classes on Bluffton's campus. If you have already participated in a semester program through Bluffton, no institutional aid will be awarded. If you have questions regarding aid you may contact our financial aid office at finaid@bluffton.edu.



Undergraduate students in good standing with the university may apply. Majors from all disciplines are welcome. Currently there is no GPA requirement.


Application process

You may access the online application at https://www.emu.edu/wcsc/apply. Bluffton works together with Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) which allows Bluffton students to participate in this program. For this application process, you will be on the EMU Website.

Marathana Prothro (fall 2024) or Paul Neufeld Weaver (spring 2025)