Tuition and Funding

How can you finance your Human Needs and Global Resources internship?


Program Costs

As a Wheaton College program, HNGR students are required to pay tuition for the credit and living expenses during the internship. However, because of the reduced course load and cheaper cost of living in the Majority World, the HNGR internship semester is generally cheaper than a normal Wheaton semester, even though you'll be abroad for 6 months rather than at Wheaton for 4 months. The following is the cost of a normal HNGR internship, though it is very dependent on each student's context:

 Item HNGR Estimate

 Fall Tuition Cost (2016-2017)

  • HNGR 496 (4)
  • HNGR 495 (2)
  • HNGR 484 (4)
 Room and Board  $2,730.00
 Books/Supplies $550.00
 Transportation $3,300.00
 Personal $300.00

 Other (e.g. Research expenses)

 Total Costs for 6 months  $22,770.00
 Total Costs for 1 semester at Wheaton $23,935.00

Financial Aid

As a Wheaton College program, all HNGR students are eligible for financial aid. Grants, scholarships, and loans that would normally apply to a Wheaton semester therefore cover the HNGR internship semester. In essence, HNGR functions as a “normal” Wheaton semester, though it happens to be cheaper. However students pay for college is the same way they pay for HNGR.          

Scholarships and Grants

HNGR has the John Stott Human Needs and Global Resource Scholarship Endowment that can be applied to reduce the loans of all HNGR students who demonstrate financial need after other public, private, and institutional scholarships are awarded.  HNGR also has non-need-based Stott Endowment Travel Grants available to assist all HNGR students with travel expenses.  There are several other scholarships available to HNGR students based on merit or exceptional need.  These funds are also managed through the Financial Aid Office.

Please contact the HNGR program for more information about tuition and funding.

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