The UNH-UG Study Abroad Program is a managed program, so all students pay their standard UNH tuition and fees, in-state or out-of-state. Students who submitted a FAFSA application by the March 1st deadline may apply their financial aid to the cost of tuition. In addition, there is a course fee of around $900 (changes year-to-year), which covers the extra expenses associated with the program. The tuition and course fee cover courses, lodging, and student services at the University of Ghana, maintaining matriculation at UNH, administrative support at UNH, as well as support & emergency services provided by both the Aya Centre and International SOS.
In addition to tuition and a program fee, students are responsible for the cost of airfare, necessary medical expenses, acquiring an entry visa & food costs and incidental expenses while in Ghana. Estimates for these costs are as follows:
Travel: Tickets from Boston to Ghana have ranged in the past two years from $1000-$1400.
Medical Preparation: Students must visit a travel medicine specialist to obtain a yellow fever vaccination (required for reentry to the US) and anti-malaria medications. Students are strongly encouraged to make an appointment at the travel clinic in UNH's Health Services. At their option, students may choose to have other inoculations; this is to be discussed with the medical specialist. The costs of these services vary, depending in part on the student’s medical insurance.
Passport and Visa: Both are required. A passport costs $135 at a minimum, with costs increasing for expedited service. A Ghanaian visa cost can range from $135 to $260.
Meals and Daily Expenses in Ghana: A UNH student who studied at UG during spring 2013 estimates that she spent $10-15 a day for meals, local transportation, and incidental expenses.
ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL SUPPORT:
For information about financial aid & study abroad scholarships, including The Ghana Scholarship, visit the Program Details page.