Costs for 2013-14:
|Hope College Fees 2013-14*||Academic Year|
|Tuition — 12 to 16 credits||$28,550|
|Board (21 meals per week)||$4,770|
|Personal Expenses (insurance, travel, books, etc)||$2,400 (estimate)|
*Please note that tuition, room and board fees may continue to increase on an average of 4% each academic year.
Does Hope College offer financial assistance or need-based scholarships for international students?
Hope does offer academic scholarships to applicants who complete their application by the end of January. Selection is competitive and is based on strength of academic record, SAT scores, TOEFL, recommendations and extra-curricular involvement. Scholarships range from $3,000 to $13,000 per year.
In addition, Hope identifies selected applicants from developing and third world countries to be considered for one full tuition and full ride (tuition, room, board, and activity fee) scholarship each year. Please note, these scholarships are need-based scholarships. Students must demonstrate significant financial need to receive one of these awards.
Full Tuition scholarships are available to students from countries with low-Income economies, lower-middle income economies and upper-middle-income economies (with the exception of China). These categories are from the World Bank website.
Students do not need to complete an additional application to be considered for a full tuition or full ride award. Students are notified with the letter of acceptance if they will be considered for one of these awards. If so, the next steps are explained with the letter of acceptance.
Should I pursue outside scholarships and if I receive them, do I need to notify Hope College?
You may pursue scholarships outside of Hope. Hope College should be notified of any scholarships that are received from outside sources.
Are international students allowed to work off campus to earn money?
International students are not allowed to work off campus to earn money but they receive top priority for on campus jobs.Can I find employment on campus?
There are many and various on-campus jobs at Hope College. Even though international students are only allowed to work on campus, most of them find year-round employment on the campus to help pay for their personal expenses.What are the other sources of funding?
The following is a list of useful resources for International Students seeking Financial Aid.Helpful Websites
Contact person - Todd Woodlee
1.800.745.5473 or 1.800.846.1290
International Education Finance Corp.
424 Adams Street
Milton, MA 02186
First Union National Bank
Contact person - Faye Becker
Educaid EXTRA International Student Loan Program
Educational Finance Group
Contact person - Mike Galvin