Fees and Expenses
The comprehensive program fees for 2010Ė2011 have not
yet been set, but the fees for 2009Ė2010 are as follows:
Spring semester $24,500
The fee covers tuition, room and board, round-trip
airfare from New York, a local transportation pass, and the cultural
excursions organized by the program. Students are responsible for additional
expenses, such as books, personal expenses, and travel while abroad.
While abroad, Vassar and Wesleyan students continue to
receive their financial aid under the guidelines of their home institutions.
These students must contact their respective financial aid offices to
arrange payment procedures. Work-study funds are not available in Madrid.
Outside applicants should consult with their own financial aid advisor
before applying to the program. The program does not offer scholarships,
loans, or campus jobs. Applicants receiving any form of financial aid should
verify that such funds will be transferable to the Vassar-Wesleyan Program
Schedule of Payments
Students from Vassar and Wesleyan will be billed by the
Office of Student Accounts of their respective institutions, according to
the normal tuition payment schedules. For other participants, a
nonrefundable fee of $500 is due on May 1 for fall and November 1 for
spring, and is credited to the relevant semesterís program fee. The balance
of the semester fee is due August 15 for fall, and January 1 for spring. The
program arranges trans-Atlantic transportation from New York. Students who
make their own travel arrangements are not billed for the programís
round-trip plane fare.
Tuition refunds are calculated based on the date of the
studentís withdrawal from the program. Additional refunds will be based on
any recoverable portion of the room and board expenditures.