Costs and Financial Aid
Scroll down for important information regarding Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Grants.
Contact AEA for a PDF of the official cost breakdown which you can bring to your financial aid and study abroad offices to determine how much of your financial aid will apply towards this study abroad program.
The fees for the Fall 2013 program are as follows:
- Tuition: $10,960 (16 semester credits)
- Transportation (internationally and in Guinea): $2,750
- Room and Board: $3,564
The program fees include:
- Round trip airfare from JFK international airport (NYC) to Guinea
- All program-related transportation in Guinea
- Room and board includes accommodations (in group residence, homestays, and hotels), 3 meals a day, and bottle water for the duration of the program.
- ISIC International student I.D. card (limited travel, health, and emergency evacuation insurance; students may purchase ‘premium’ insurance coverage for $52.00)
- Guinea visa
- Administrative services of Antioch Education Abroad
Estimated additional expenses:
- U.S. Passport (must be valid 6 mo. after program end date): $135
- Travel to/from New York City (departure city): $100 – $800
- Books and/or reading materials: $100
- Immunizations*: $0 – $445
- Anti–malarial medication (depending on Rx)*: $ 45 – $600
- Apprenticeship & Secondary Arts Disciplines Materials fees**: $ 50 – $500
- Overseas funds**: $400-$800
* These may be covered by your family health insurance – be sure to verify!
** These funds will be needed for personal expenses (social outings, phone calls, etc) and school supplies (tapes, batteries, notebooks, etc). Special dietary preferences, gifts, and personal lifestyle should be factored into the student’s individual budget.
Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Grants
Visit the AEA Scholarships and Financial Aid page for information on how your aid may apply to our study abroad programs, as well as resources for scholarships and grants towards study abroad.
In addition to our NEW Irwin Abrams & Paula L. Spier Study Abroad Scholarship, outside scholarships can be of great help. In the past, students on AEA programs have successfully received the Gilman International Scholarship for up to $5,000. The application deadline for this substantial award is March 1st.
We strongly recommend that students begin the scholarship and grant application process as early as possible, as these deadlines may differ considerably from AEA deadlines.
Each year, AEA staff work with students and, in many cases, their home institutions to ensure that the opportunity to study abroad is accessible, and affordable. AEA Asst. Directors are happy to advise students about scholarships and grants towards study abroad.
For any questions regarding financial aid, or program costs, please contact us.