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International Students at RMA

Tuition for international cadets at Riverside Military Academy is $36,300. This includes English as a Second Language (ESL) classes during the school year. There is an additional initial uniform issue fee of $2,598 for all new cadets. A deposit of $2,500 is due upon acceptance and prior to the issue of the I-20 form. The remaining balance is due on or before registration day. Should the student be unable to enroll, the deposit will be refunded, less a $500 processing fee.

Student Visas

International students must have a student visa to attend Riverside Military Academy. To apply for a visa at a U.S. embassy or consulate, you must first have a SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System)-generated document called an I-20, which is issued by Riverside Military Academy after you have been accepted for admission. Because you will be required to submit the I-20 form when you apply for a visa, we encourage you to begin the application process as quickly as possible. Please visit our International Application Checklist & Forms web page for more details.

Student Insurance

All Riverside cadets are required to have healthcare insurance and up-to-date immunization records. To purchase USA healthcare coverage, please visit ISM Insurance.
International Cadets - SOAR Cultural Immersion

Summer School

International students may also choose to register for Riverside's Summer Academic Program, which features an extended Cultural Immersion option for our international cadets. During this summer program, trips are taken to various regions of the State of Georgia as well as other states where our international cadets practice conversation skills, reading, and writing in English. The final week of the program focuses on Leadership Camp and preparation for Fall semester.

International cadet countries represented at RMA include:

Angola                       Ethiopia             Mexico                    Senegal                        Yemen  
Bahamas Italy Mongolia South Africa  
Cayman Islands  Jordan Nigeria  Trinidad and Tobago   
China  Kazakhstan   Panama  Turkey  
Dominican Republic    Kuwait  Republic of Korea     United Arab Emirates   
Egypt  Lebanon  Russia  Vietnam        


International cadets comprise 25% of the RMA Corps of Cadets!

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