Costs and Payments

 

Students who wish to apply to a 3rd party program (in other words not one of the programs listed below)

  • Westmont in Mexico

  • Westmont in Istanbul

  • Westmont in Jerusalem

  • Westmont in San Francisco

  • England Semester

  • Europe Semester

  • Westmont in Northern Europe
  • Westmont in East Asia
  • Westmont Downtown
  • Global Health Uganda

will be required to submit an "Application for Westmont Affiliate Programs" (available at the Off Campus Programs office in Kerrwood Hall by Friday, September 15th, 12 noon)--Westmont OCP approval will be required prior to submitting an application to an affiliate off campus program. Limited spaces are available for study abroad Spring 2018.

 

Criteria for 3rd party "spots" will include, among other factors:

  • class standing
  • academic preparedness
  • credits expected--students applying for programs with major/minor credit receive priority
  • student life standing
  • maintaining a minimum cum GPA of 2.3 or above

There will also be a $1500 OCP participation Fee added to the cost of attending any off campus semester program other than WESTMONT IN programs

How do costs and billing work?

Each participant in an Off-Campus Program, if required by the host institution, is responsible for submitting his/her confirmation deposit directly to the individual program. All subsequent billing will be sent to the College and the student will pay the tuition and charges for the semester according to the standard student account options and guidelines. The student is responsible for the following:

  • Application fee (to be sent to the program by OCP)
  • Participation confirmation deposit (to be sent to the program by student)
  • Westmont’s tuition (to be paid to Westmont)
  • Health fee (to be paid to Westmont)
  • Programs’s room and board (to be paid to Westmont)
  • Program fees (if applicable) (to be paid to Westmont)
  • Airfare (to be paid to airline or student’s travel agent directly)

The student will be sent the final bill from Westmont. However, it is common that programs erroneously send invoices or statements to the student’s home address. If you receive an invoice, please redirect it to Westmont’s off-campus programs office.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid and Global Education

Westmont is strongly committed to global education, and provides multiple opportunities for students to study for a semester off-campus.  Currently, Westmont’s Office of Global Education has a rotating schedule of ten semester-long programs that are offered by the college: 

  • Westmont in San Francisco
  • Westmont Downtown
  • Westmont in Mexico
  • Westmont in Jerusalem
  • England Semester
  • Europe Semester
  • Westmont in Northern Europe
  • Westmont in Istanbul
  • Westmont in East Asia
  • Global Health Uganda

Students accepted into any one of these Westmont in… programs are allowed to apply their financial aid awards from the Westmont—both need-based and merit-based awards—toward the program’s tuition.

Like many other colleges and universities, Westmont has partnerships with educational organizations and universities throughout the world that offer semester-long courses of study.  Students can participate in these “third-party programs” if approved by the Office of Global Education.  These students are allowed to apply their Westmont financial aid to the cost of tuition for these third-party programs. 

This is relatively unique.  In the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, for instance, only 27% of the schools allow a student to take full aid to a third-party program, and those opportunities are often limited to a small number of students and programs. Westmont’s policies are more generous, as the college usually allows about 40 students per year to “travel” with their financial aid to third-party programs. 

Students must apply to the Office of Global Education for approval to participate in a third-party program.  Priority will be given to upper-division students and students whose major or minor requires global study.  A $1500 surcharge is applied to all third-party programs.  Approval is granted on a case-by-case basis by the Office of Global Education, in consultation with the Provost’s Office.