Extra-Cost and Off-Campus Short Term Courses

Access to the application, information on extra costs, and more details are available at the links below. Students who are interested in any of these courses, should be in touch with the faculty directly.

Short Term 2025 courses will be announced in October 2024. The deadline to apply to the 2025 courses is Sunday, January 12, 2025 by 11:59PM

You can learn more about previously offered courses here.

Important Policies Related to Short Term Off-Campus / Extra Cost Courses

Financial Aid for Short Term Off-Campus / Extra Cost Courses

Financial aid is available to cover all or a portion of the costs associated with an off-campus/extra cost Short Term course for eligible students. Each instructor provides Student Financial Services with a list of students who have been given permission to participate in their course and they use this information to determine who received financial aid for the course, there is no additional application process. You must currently be eligible for Bates institutional grant funds to receive this additional assistance. In past years, students have been asked to contribute between $0 and $1,500, depending on their Expected Family Contribution (EFC) for the academic year and available funds. Official financial aid awards will be available before the registration period begins. If you have additional questions related to your specific financial situation, please contact Student Financial Services sfs@bates.edu.

Financial Responsibility and Course Withdrawal

After acceptance and course confirmation, students become financially responsible for costs related to the course. This can be up to the total cost of the course. Bates will attempt to obtain refunds for students who withdraw after confirmation but items like airline tickets, provider fees, performance tickets, and hotel deposits are often non-refundable.

Visa Costs and Travel

The application cost of necessary visas to participate in these courses is included in the extra cost. The extra cost may cover some but not all expenses related to visa application travel and biometrics. Please meet with a member of the Center for Global Education to learn more.

Personal Costs and Other Travel Costs

While most costs are covered through the course fee, students should expect and plan for other costs that are not covered. These might include visa travel costs, additional luggage fees, approved solo travel, non-course site seeing or meals, and similar items that aren’t part of the course structure.

Academic or Physical Accommodations

Students with disabilities that may require accommodations should be in touch with staff in the Center for Global Education and/or the faculty leaders of the course they’re interested in early in their considerations. The earlier these conversations can happen the better that accommodations can be determined for the course. Students may also ask the office of Accessible Accommodations for assistance in this process.