Alternative Money University

Alternative Money University: Frequently Asked Questions

July 21 – 24, 2019

Cato Institute
1000 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20001

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Who is eligible to apply to Alternative Money University?

To be eligible to attend AMU, students must be either:

  • In or entering their final year of undergraduate studies,
  • in or entering their early years of graduate studies, or
  • Considering applying to graduate school to study in a related field, having completed an undergraduate degree.

Additionally, students must be able to participate in all three days of AMU, including the dinner programming on Sunday, July 21 through the breakfast programming on Wednesday, July 24, 2019.

What should I include in my application?

To be considered, applicants must submit the following:

  • Application form
  • Cover letter
  • Résumé
  • Academic transcripts
  • Letter of Recommendation from a Professor (optional)

Is there an application deadline?

All applications and supporting documentation are due January 31, 2019.

How will the Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives make its admission decisions?

Admissions is competitive, with only 30 students accepted. Selections will be based on students’ academic records, including relevant coursework taken and academic performance, as well as demonstrated interest in monetary economics.

When will I know if I was selected for admission?

Selected applicants will be notified by March 15, 2019.

Do I have to pay anything?

No, applicants selected to participate in AMU will have their travel and accommodations covered by the Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, with meals provided as part of the program.

Prospective applicants with further questions may email