Kenyon charges off-campus study (OCS) students Kenyon tuition/room and board. If the OCS program tuition/room and board is higher than Kenyon tuition/room and board, the student is responsible for any fees beyond Kenyon tuition/room and board. Kenyon will pay tuition/room and board to the program. For programs where board is self-catered or a portion of the board is the student’s responsibility, Kenyon will provide a credit to the student to cover those costs.
1. Kenyon tuition/room and board MUST be paid to Kenyon before payment is made to the OCS program provider. Payment of Kenyon tuition/room and board must be made to Kenyon in a timely manner to avoid additional late fees charged by both Kenyon and the program provider, which will be charged to the student’s Kenyon account
2. Financial aid will carry to the OCS program, with the exception of work-study. For students on financial aid, expenses such as travel, books, etc., will be taken into account when calculating any credit. Students are encouraged to discuss their specific situation with CGE staff.
Kenyon tuition remission and GLCA tuition remission benefits do not transfer to OCS programs. Students who receive these benefits may apply for financial aid. Students who typically receive these benefits should speak to CGE staff.
3. Program deposits/confirmation fees:Program deposits and/or confirmation fees are to be paid to the Center for Global Engagement by check made out to “Kenyon College.” Kenyon will forward the deposit to the program provider. You are generally notified of the program deposit when you are accepted to your OCS program. These deposits are non-refundable, should you decide not to participate with the program, but will be applied to the student’s Kenyon account at the time of Kenyon semester tuition billing.
If there is no required deposit from your program, you must pay a deposit of $500.00 to secure your spot for OCS.
Application fees and housing deposits are to be paid directly to the program provider, not to Kenyon.
4. Each OCS program requires a participating student to sign a participation contract. Each student participating in OCS is required to pay a non-refundable deposit to Kenyon to be applied to the respective program fees. If a student withdraws from a program after confirming his/her participation with a program, the student will be responsible not only for any unpaid deposit but any program fees incurred due to the timing of the student’s withdrawal. Kenyon must apply these withdrawal fees to the student’s account. Any dispute of these charges must be taken up with the program provider, not Kenyon College. Each program has specific criteria as to how withdrawal fees are charged, and each student should review the late withdrawal policy on their program provider’s website and in their program participation contract.