At Verto, access, equity, and affordability are core pillars of our mission. We believe that every young adult deserves to have a transformative global education experience on their path toward graduation without breaking the bank.
We believe that travel is a vital part of every participant’s education, and we are committed to increasing equity, access, inclusion, and diversity in study abroad and higher education regardless of financial background.
Roughly 50% of Verto participants receive a combination of scholarships, grants, or institutional aid.
Depending on your Expected Family Contribution (determined by the FAFSA), the tuition for a Semester Abroad Experience may be reduced by as much as 95% through Verto’s Opportunity Grant, Verto Fund Scholarship, and Verto Promise Grants.
Participants must submit their FAFSA to our Academic Provider in order to determine the Expected Family Contribution, which is used to evaluate eligibility for Verto grants and scholarships.
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Grant & Scholarship Opportunities
Verto makes college more accessible by offering programs at different price points to fit different family budgets. We also provide need-based grants and merit-based scholarships.
The Verto Opportunity Grant
For eligible families, The Verto Opportunity Grant can reduce the cost of a study abroad experience with Verto by up to 67%. In addition Verto Promise Grant can serve as a replacement institutional aid to help cover the cost of the Verto study abroad experience.
Verto Grants and Scholarships are awarded based on family’s Expected Family Contribution, or EFC, which is determined by the FAFSA.
Participants who have completed their application can check in with their admissions counselor to learn about the status and next steps for the review their eligibility.
Participants who receive the Verto Opportunity Grant must maintain full time enrollment with the courses offered by the Academic Provider (12 credits or more) in order to maintain their grant throughout their study abroad experience.
The Verto International
The Verto International Leadership Award is designed for graduating high school seniors who have performed service in their community, hold an appreciation for diversity, and have a strong interest in global economic, health, education, or humanitarian issues.
- Awards range between $1000 and $5000 per student
How to Apply
You must be nominated by a high school counselor or teacher.
By nominating a student for this award, the nominator has recognized that the participant has immense potential, demonstrated service in their community, an appreciation for intercultural diversity, and an interest in global economic, health, education, or humanitarian issues.
Participant who receive the International Leadership Award must maintain full-time enrollment with the courses offered by the Academic Provider (12 credits or more) in order to maintain their award throughout their program.
Estimate the Cost of Your Verto Experience
Use the calculator below to estimate the cost of your Verto Experience.
Please utilize the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) determined by your FAFSA when using the calculator.
Please note that this tool only provides a rough estimate and grant amounts are subject to change. Scholarships and Grants are awarded when available.
Ways to Pay Additional Funding Options for Your Verto Experience
- Direct payment
- Private loans
- External scholarships from organizations such as high schools, churches, employers, etc.
Using Other Scholarships to Fund Your Year with Verto
Beyond Verto’s grants and scholarships, you may have received additional scholarships. We applaud your achievements and accept external scholarships toward the cost of your Verto experience, provided that they can be used at institutions outside your home state.
Looking for External Scholarships?
Here are Some Helpful Resources
We also recommend you reach out to your local community for scholarship or grant opportunities, such as local businesses and community organizations.