Access, equity, and affordability are core pillars of Verto’s mission.
We believe that every young adult deserves to have a transformative global education experience on their path toward graduation without breaking the bank.
Roughly 50% of Verto participants receive a combination of scholarships, grants, or institutional aid.
Depending on your eligibility, the cost of a Verto Abroad Experience may be significantly reduced through Verto’s grants and scholarships.
Participants must submit their FAFSA to our Academic Provider, the University of New Haven.
Grant & Scholarship Opportunities
In consideration of the family budget, Verto offers abroad locations at different price points and access to the following grants and scholarships:
Accelerated Application Discount
Complete your application (submitted transcript, essay, and completed family admission call) within three weeks and receive a $500 tuition reduction.
Early Enrollment Discount
Secure your spot with a completed application and deposit by December 1 and save $1,000 on your Fall tuition.
The Verto Opportunity Grant
The Verto Opportunity Grant is available to students demonstrating financial need and scholastic achievement. This award can reduce the out of pocket cost of your Verto Experience by as much as $14,000.
To qualify, students must have:
- A high school GPA of at least 3.0
- A 2023-2024 EFC (Expected Family Contribution) of $6,206 or less
The Expected Family Contribution, or EFC, is determined by filing the FAFSA , which opens for the 2023-2024 academic year on October 1, 2022.*
*Completion of the FAFSA is to determine institutional eligibility only; federal student aid will not be awarded for Verto Education Abroad Experiences.
To apply for the Opportunity Grant:
- File the FAFSA and list Verto’s Academic Provider (the University of New Haven)
- Download your Student Aid Report (SAR), which is the document you will receive after submitting your FAFSA.
- Upload your SAR and transcript to Verto’s Fall 2023 Opportunity Grant Application (available on October 1st).
- Upload your SAR and transcript to Verto’s Spring 2024 Opportunity Grant Application (available on March 24th).
- Make sure your transcript has been submitted to Verto as well.
Awards are limited so we recommend filing your FAFSA and submitting the Opportunity Grant Application as soon as possible.
*Opportunity Grants cannot be combined with any other Verto grants or scholarships.
*Opportunity Grants cannot be used towards Verto’s London or Florence experiences.
*Participants who withdraw or cancel their enrollment at any time will forfeit their awarded Opportunity Grant. If they re-enroll, they will need to re-apply for the grant.
The Verto Scholars Award
Verto’s Fall 2023 Scholars Award is offered to incoming students based on their high school GPA.
The Verto Scholars Award is renewable for a second Verto Experience provided the participant achieves a GPA of at least 3.5 on their first enrolled Verto term.
Applicants with a GPA of 3.5 of higher will automatically be awarded a Verto Scholars Award in the amount of $5,000.
Students must be accepted to Verto by March 1, 2023 to qualify for this award for Fall 2023.
Verto’s Spring 2024 Scholars Award is offered to incoming students based on their high school GPA, and to returning students based on their Verto/UNewHaven GPA.
Incoming students must be accepted to Verto by September 1, 2023 to qualify for this award for Spring 2024. Returning students must be enrolled by October 1, 2023 to receive this award for Spring 2024 and must complete their Fall 2023 term with a GPA of at least 3.5.
*This award cannot be combined with the Verto Opportunity Grant
Verto grant and scholarship recipients must maintain full-time enrollment (12 credits or more) with the courses offered by the Academic Provider, the University of New Haven, in order to maintain their award throughout their Verto study abroad experience.
Verto grants & scholarships are made possible by The Verto Fund.
How to Fund Your Verto Experience
1. Submit the FAFSA to Our Academic Provider
Filing the FAFSA is your first step in order to determine your eligibility for Verto grants. You must add Verto’s Academic Provider (the University of New Haven) on the school list.
*Please note that Verto Education is not currently participating in the federal student aid program offered by the U.S. Department of Education. Completion of the FAFSA is to determine institutional eligibility only; federal student aid will not be awarded for Verto Education Abroad Experiences.
2. Submit documentation to be considered for Verto Scholarships & Grants
Submit transcripts, Student Aid Report (SAR), and Opportunity Grant Application as seen above to be considered for various Verto Scholarships & Grants.
3. Understand Your Tuition Balance
Review your Verto grants and scholarships to understand your total cost of attendance.
To calculate this:
Verto Location List Price
– Awarded Verto Grants & Scholarships
= Your Total Cost of Attendance
4. Build a Funding Strategy
After you figure out your Total Cost of Attendance, you will need to consider your options for how to pay the remaining balance.
Your additional funding options include:
- Apply for external scholarships.
- Verto can accept external scholarships provided that they can be used at institutions outside your home state.
- Utilize a 529 college savings plan.
- Borrow private student loans. Visit Sparrow, a trusted portal, to research and compare your loan options (see image below).
Payment Plan Options
When it comes time to pay your balance, you have the option to make a one-time lump sum payment or enroll in an interest free payment plan that splits your remaining balance into 5 equal monthly payments.