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Cost

ACM strives to make off-campus study a great value for students by offering affordable programs that are academically excellent and focused on experiential learning.

The educational cost ACM charges for the Costa Rica fall program includes:

  • The academic curriculum
  • Program field trips throughout Costa Rica
  • A month-long rural community practicum experience
  • A five-day excursion to Nicaragua
  • Opportunities to volunteer with community organizations
  • A variety of other activities and guest speakers

Cost Information for Costa Rica: Community Engagement in Public Health, Education, & the Environment

  • If you are a student at an ACM college, the program educational cost that ACM charges students and their college is automatically discounted by 10%.
  • If you are a student at a college that is affiliated with the program, ACM discounts the program educational cost by 5%.

Applying for an ACM program is free. Educational costs for your term in Costa Rica will vary based on your individual financial aid package and your school's procedures, as schools may charge based on either the cost of the ACM program or the college's tuition price. Additionally, some schools may assess special fees for off-campus study.

Fall 2018 semester

Full price 5% Discount for Affiliated Colleges 10% Discount for ACM Colleges
Educational Costs* $11,100 $10,500 $10,000
Program Fee** $2,300  $2,300 $2,300
Campus tuition charges and/or fees*** Varies Varies Varies

Fall 2018 quarter/trimester

Full price 5% Discount for Affiliated Colleges 10% Discount for ACM Colleges
Educational Costs* $10,600 $10,100 $9,500
Program Fee** $2,300  $2,300 $2,300
Campus tuition charges and/or fees*** Varies Varies Varies

Fall 2018 Direct Enrollment Option

Full price 5% Discount for Affiliated Colleges 10% Discount for ACM Colleges
Educational Costs* $11,100 $10,500 $10,000
Program Fee** $3,300  $3,300 $3,300
Campus tuition charges and/or fees*** Varies Varies Varies

See the Costa Rica fall program personal expenses webpage for a sample budget and estimated costs of commonly purchased items in Costa Rica.

Notes:

* Discounts apply to educational costs only. Program-sponsored field trips and excursions are included in the educational costs.
** The program fee covers housing, partial meals (breakfast and dinner Monday-Friday and all meals on the weekends), laundry, and CISI medical insurance. The $50 non-refundable deposit will be applied toward the program fee.
*** Many colleges assess additional fees or charge students full home college tuition instead of the ACM educational costs. This typically relates to expenses for academic support services and the awarding of academic credit and/or financial aid. Please consult your Financial Aid office or Off-Campus Study office for more details about your college's policies, and to find out what you will be charged for the program.


Paid Assistant Positions in Costa Rica

ACM offers paid assistant positions at consortial off-campus study sites, including Costa Rica, so you can have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience and earn a stipend during your study away program. The positions are awarded through a competitive application process.

The following positions are available for students participating in the Costa Rica program in fall 2017:


Additional Information

This webpage was updated on January 25, 2017.