Taking a bridge year is a big opportunity – we believe it should also be an affordable one. To date 80% of our Fellows have received some level of financial aid, and 30% have received a full ride. Our tuition is set on a sliding scale from $500 to $32,500 and is entirely determined by financial need. We will work closely with you and your family to determine a financial aid package that works for you.
10 Million Dollars of Financial Aid Granted
During the application process, you’ll have the opportunity to fill out a simple Financial Aid Application. Don’t worry, your financial need does NOT factor into acceptance decisions. Fellows are chosen according to our Selection Criteria, not their ability to pay. If you’re admitted to Global Citizen Year, you’ll receive your financial aid award with your acceptance packet.
The total cost of tuition for our program is $32,500. We offer both merit and need-based scholarships, and are committed to making our program accessible to all students. Historically, about 50% of our class has received a partial scholarship, and an additional 30% have received a full scholarship. We will work closely with you and your family to identify a financial aid package that works for you.
Yes! We’re proud to offer 4 different types of merit-based scholarships.
Global Citizen Year and College Track are launching an exciting new Bridge Year scholarship for College Track students exclusively. The scholarship covers the full cost of the Global Citizen Year program, and gives selected participants the opportunity to pursue a year-long and life-changing international experience prior to their first year of college.
Eligibility: Must be a College Track student
How to Apply: Complete your Global Citizen Year application as normal and simply check the box that indicates you are a College Track student.
For the first time, we are excited to select a small group of Fellows to be Global Changemaker Scholars. These Fellows not only have a track-record of significant leadership but have changemaking and entrepreneurship in their DNA.
As a Global Changemaker Scholar, you will have opportunities to accelerate your development as a social entrepreneur including:
Additionally, you have a choice between a $5,000 scholarship toward your tuition or a $2,500 Changemaker Grant to be applied toward a project of your choosing during your first year of college. You are encouraged to use the grant to pursue a project that links your Global Citizen Year to your college experience. Examples including: seed-funding for a project in your host community, production of a video or multi-media presentation of your Global Citizen Year, funding to return to your host community to conduct research, etc.
Global Changemaker Scholars are selected through our admissions process – you do not need to fill out an additional application!
Through a partnership with the Jewish Community Federation, we are awarding up to ten $5,000 scholarships to students who are motivated to explore their Jewish identity and values through a Global Citizen Year.
“A good community will pick you up and make you better. My Ecuadorian community represents love, support, generosity and a group mentality. I feel those values taking root in my personality, and reinforcing the Jewish values of openness, confidence and community.”- Isabel Burns (Ecuador ‘14)
Eligibility: Offered exclusively for applicants who self-identify as Jewish (preference given to students graduating from California Bay Area high schools, but available to all US applicants)
How to Apply: Indicate that you are applying for the Jewish Community Federation scholarship on our application.
Through a partnership with United World College International and patron Shelby M.C. Davis, we are offering up to 30 Davis Global Citizen Year Scholarships. Scholarships cover airfare from Global Citizen Year training in California to your host country, in-country program expenses, and room and board. Scholarships are evaluated based on financial need.
Eligibility: Offered exclusively for UWC students graduating in 2017
How to Apply: Indicate that you are applying for the Davis scholarship on our application.
1. Housing for Full Length of Program
2. International Roundtrip Flight
From US training to your host country and back
3. In-Country Transportation
For program-related travel
4. Three Meals Each Day
– Pre-Departure Training
– In-Country Orientation
– Training Seminars
– One-on-One Coaching Sessions
– Weekly Language Tutoring
– Re-entry Training
6. Travel Medical & Evacuation Insurance
7. Cell Phone & Credit
On loan for communication in host country
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
Transportation to/from your home to US-based Trainings, Immunizations, Passports, Visas, Independent Travel Costs, Health Insurance for US-based Trainings, Early Withdrawal or Dismissal Costs, Personal Expenses (meals out, personal calls, souvenirs, etc.)
Start your application and take the first step on an awesome journey.