Tuition & Scholarships

Frequently Asked Questions

OneWorld Now!’s vision is that all young people have access to  transformative international education. While maintaining a commitment to making our unique programming accessible to underserved students, we welcome applications from any high school student able to attend our weekly programming throughout the entire school year.

What is the Global Leadership Program cost?

OneWorld Now!’s Global Leadership Program is a scholarship-based program and all students receive some level of scholarship support. The amount of the scholarship award will depend upon the student’s household income and family size.

If you are eligible for the reduced-price lunch program through your school and can produce the necessary documentation, the program is $40 a semester or $80 for the full-year.

If you are NOT eligible for the free/reduced-price lunch program, program tuition ranges from $ 100 to $800 a semester (or $200 to $1,600 for the full year, respectively).

Use the Tuition Calculator below to see (1) the amount of your scholarship and (2) the tuition you would be responsible for paying each month.

Tuition Calculator for 2017/2018 Global Leadership Program

Tuition for study abroad is NOT included in the tuition calculator above and will vary based on the logistics of the study abroad program.

What does tuition cover?

Tuition for weekly language and leadership classes in our Global Leadership Program includes: 3 hours of language class each week and 2 hours of leadership class biweekly, all necessary supplies, text books, snacks, community service opportunities, Get Global Conference, and occasional field trips. The program runs from October to June, approximately 36 weeks excluding school holidays.

Can I apply for additional scholarships?

If the scholarship you’ve been awarded is insufficient and the program tuition is beyond the means of your family at this time, you may submit an request for additional support. OneWorld Now! is committed to working with every family to make this program affordable, regardless of financial background or difficulties, so contact our program staff to discuss your situation. Although we will do everything we can to meet the needs of applicants, we cannot guarantee approval of all requests. To request an application, email hello@oneworldnow.org.

What is the deposit and how can I pay?

The deposit for joining OneWorld Now! is $10. If you are accepted into the program, this amount will go directly to your program fees, if you are not accepted the $10 deposit will be refunded. Your deposit is due at the time of your interview. Please bring cash, a check or money order to your interview.

How can I pay?

OneWorld Now! accepts tuition payment via check, money order, cash or credit card via our website. Checks and money orders should be made payable to OneWorld Now!.

When is tuition due?

Tuition is due by the first Friday of the new the semester. Deadlines for the 2016/2017 Global Leadership Program are:

  • Friday, October 14, 2016
  • Friday, February 3, 2017

If a student pays upfront for the entire school year, then there is a 5% discount on tuition.

If financial constraints prevent students from paying on the semester schedule,  families will be given the option to a set-up a monthly payment plan. If you opt for a monthly payment plan, we request that an “Electronic Funds Transfer” is set-up.

If I drop out of the program, do I get a refund?

Dependent on the reason you leave the program and when you leave the program you may be eligible for a refund.

If you choose to leave the program and notify OneWorld Now! in writing about your departure, you are eligible for a refund. You must attend an Exit Interview with OneWorld Now! to receive the refund.

IF YOU ARE PAYING BY THE SEMESTER: The amount of the refund is based on what time in the semester you drop the program and the date you notify OneWorld Now! in writing. Drop-notifications must be received before the 15th of each month

  • If you drop before the 15th of the month in the first month of the semester, you will receive a refund equivalent to 10 weeks of tuition.
  • If you drop before the 15th of the month in the second month of the semester, you will receive a refund equivalent to 6 weeks of tuition.
  • If you drop before the 15th of the month in the third month of the semester, you will receive a refund equivalent to 2 weeks of tuition.

IF YOU ARE PAYING BY THE MONTH: The amount of the refund is based on what time in the month you drop the program.

  • If you drop BEFORE the 2nd week in the month, you will receive a 50% refund
  • If you drop AFTER the 2nd week in the month, you will not receive a refund

If you drop the program without notifying OneWorld Now! in writing, you will not receive a refund.

If you are asked to leave the program for violation of Community Standards, you are ineligible to receive a refund.

Academic Credit Reminder: If a student drops after the 3rd week of the semester, this will result in a grade of “NP” being sent to their school for the semester.

Are study abroad fees included in tuition?

No. Tuition and scholarships for study abroad are not included in program tuition.

What does study abroad cost?

Study abroad program costs will vary based on the logistics of the study abroad program – location, length, activities, funding provided by program partners. For study abroad, OneWorld Now! calculates an “Estimated Family Contribution” based on a family’s household income.


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