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Program Cost - Academic Year 2013-2014
Spring 2014 fees will be announced by the Board of Trustees soon.
Additional estimated expenses:
Weekend Meals: $200
Notes: The program cost covers full tuition for 15 semester/25 quarter units, housing in a shared room at the Casa, meals during the week, and also includes many excursions and field trips, cultural activities, extended orientation and re-entry programs, as well as coverage on Santa Clara's travel insurance policy. This does not include travel to El Salvador, books, and other incidentals listed in the "additional estimated expenses." If you are not a Santa Clara student, please be aware that the actual cost of the program and credit accepted is determined by your home institution. Please check with the appropriate officials on your campus for the cost of the program and academic credit policies.
Casa de la Solidaridad Refund Policy
If a student gives written notice 60 days prior to the commencement of the Casa de la Solidaridad program, they will receive a full refund of their deposit, tuition, and other program fees. Students withdrawing 40 days before the published start date will be charged the $500 deposit. Since virtually all funds are committed once the program begins, no tuition, housing, or other fees are returned if the withdrawal occurs on or after the program start date. Please note that students who wish to withdraw from the University must complete a withdrawal form and an exit interview with the program director. Students who leave the University during a quarter without formally withdrawing are subject to failing grades in all courses in which they were registered and are ineligible for refund of fees. Students withdrawing after the program start date will also be required to pay full quarter tuition if they wish to enroll on the Santa Clara home campus (other home institutions may have a different policy for their students). Participants in the Casa de la Solidaridad program are provided a supplemental international health insurance. This policy offers coverage for eligible illness, accident, and related travel costs. Health insurance, however, does not cover loss of tuition, housing, or other expenses related to study in El Salvador. It is highly recommended that students consider acquiring tuition insurance to cover any losses associated with a health-related withdrawal from the Casa de la Solidaridad program.
Information on tuition insurance is available through the SCU Bursar's Office site.
*Casa de la Solidaridad withdrawal policy supersedes housing, tuition, and fee refund policy for home campus enrollment described in the SCU Undergraduate Bulletin.