Cost & Scholarships
Study Abroad Merit Scholarship
ACT awards a $1,000 merit scholarship applicable towards the semester's tuition to study abroad students who have reached sophomore status at their home institution and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.6/4.0. Accepted students will be given the opportunity to apply for the scholarship by sending their most recent transcript to the admissions office. Merit aid scholarships are available during the fall and spring semesters.
Hellenic-American scholarships are available during the fall and spring semesters.
ACT awards scholarships that cover half tuition to eligible Hellenic American applicants. The award does not include housing, orientation, field trips and study abroad fees.
Deadline for Fall 2019 students: May 17th, 2019
Eligibility guidelines/application procedures are as follows:
- Acceptance to the ACT study abroad program
- Proof of enrollment as a full time student at an accredited institution in the United States or Canada
- Proof of Greek descent
- Minimum GPA of 3.0
- Completion of Hellenic-American Scholarship Application Form
Study Abroad Program Fees
- Course Credit
- up to 15 credits for Fall or Spring I
- up to 21 credits for Spring I & II
- 6 credits for Spring II
- 12 credits for Spring II & Summer
- up to 6 credits for Summer
- E-books for applicable courses
- Pre-departure support
- Airport welcome
- Studio accommodations at off-campus housing with complimentary laundry facilities
- A Greek/English-speaking RA in each residence
- Two-day Orientation
- Morning and evening shuttle bus-service between the residence hall and campus
- ACT Student ID card
- ACT workshops and guest lectures
- Full access to Bissell Library resources
- Two-night trip to Athens and Delphi
- Day trip to the Macedonian Royal Tombs in Vergina
- Residence Permit Support
- Technical and IT Support
- Academic tutors and support
- On-campus resident doctor or nurse (as per office hours)
- Counseling Office (by appointment)
- Clubs and Sports
- On Campus Gym (limited hours)
- 24-hour Access to running track
- Free Wi-Fi access on campus and in the residence
- Service Learning Center access and SL placement
Additional Costs & Fees
Housing Deposit: $300
ACT follows a first come first serve housing policy. By sending in your housing application and deposit fee, you reserve your room. The deposit is refunded at the end of the successful completion of the semester, less any fees for additional expenses or damages.
Estimated Personal Living Costs:
- Food: 250€ - 300€ / month
- Local Transportation: 30€ - 80€ / month
- Entertainment: 100€ - 150€ / month
- Books and Supplies: 50€ - 150€
Visa Costs: $120 approx.
Visa must be obtained prior to departure from the US. The application and fee are submitted directly to the Greek Embassy/Consulate nearest to you. The fee may vary by Embassy. Contact the Greek Embassy nearest to you.
Greek Residence Permit Costs:
- 20€ for passport photos with CD
- 169€ Residence permit fee for 1 year
- 120€ for insurance policy by a Greek provider valid for 1 year (duration of residence permit)
- 400€ Bank deposit to open the Greek National bank account. The money is yours to keep.