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International Visa Program: Tuition & Estimated Expenses

Visa Program Tuition and Expenses
Program Costs
PROGRAM TRACK: CONTEMPORARY DANCE, BALLET STUDIES, AND INDEPENDENT
STUDY*
THREE MONTH PROGRAM

Tuition: $2,500
Due Within 2 Weeks of Acceptance: $1,250
Estimated Living Expenses: $4,800
Optional Vacation: None
Minimum Class Hours Per Month: 88

six month program

Tuition: $4,900
Due Within 2 Weeks of Acceptance: $2,450
Estimated Living Expenses: $9,600
Optional Vacation: One Week
Minimum Class Hours Per Month: 88

PROGRAM TRACK: CHOREOGRAPHIC PROCESS
six month program

Tuition: $6,100
Due Within 2 Weeks of Acceptance: $3,050
Estimated Living Expenses: $9,600
Optional Vacation: One Week
Minimum Class Hours Per Month: 88
Includes: $100 toward space each month and a produced performance in The Theater at Gibney with professional tech production, marketing, programs, and management.

PROGRAM TRACK: COMMUNITY ACTION*
six month program

Tuition: $5,200
Due Within 2 Weeks of Acceptance: $2,600
Estimated Living Expenses: $9,600
Optional Vacation: One Week
Minimum Class Hours Per Month: 88
Includes: Participation in the Institute for Community Action Training (A $500 Course)

*If you choose to add a performance option to the Independent Study or Community Action track, tuition will include an additional $1,000 for six months and an additional $1,600 for twelve months.

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Estimated Living Expenses Per Month
  • Rent & Utilities: $925
  • Food: $325
  • Transportation: $120
  • Personal (cell phone, clothing, etc.): $180
  • Health Insurance: $50

TOTAL: $1,600

Proof of Financial Support

Amount needed in a bank statement to prove to immigration that you have adequate financial support throughout the duration of your program. These numbers combine tuition and living expenses.

  • $7,200 for 12 weeks (3 months)
  • $14,200 for 24 weeks (6 months)
  • $23,200 for 48 weeks (12 months)
Methods of Payment

Acceptable methods of payment for tuition include wire transfer or credit card. Please note there is a 5% fee with credit card payments. All payments must be made in US dollars. Gibney will only accept checks that are drawn on a US bank in US dollars. Please do not mail cash. Note that the non-refundable $100 application must be paid with a credit card. Half the tuition cost is due within two weeks of acceptance to the program. This tuition deposit holds your place in the program.  Once your tuition deposit has been received, Gibney will issue your I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for use at student’s appointment with their embassy. Should your visa not be approved in your home country, Gibney will refund 90% of tuition paid to date.

The remaining program tuition is due upon arrival at Gibney. No refunds are given once the program has started, regardless of program completion or withdrawal. Dismissal from the program will not constitute a reason for any refund.

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