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Fees and Costs

Classroom Component (May 24, 2017 to June 16, 2017)

The classroom unit fees (tuition) and other fees are as follows:

  • Unit fees for four (4) semester units — $6,188; with scholarship, net cost of $4,200
  • Mandatory program fee — $1,500
  • Accompanying person fee (during the three-week program) — $1,500

Please note that all DU Law students admitted to the program will automatically receive a scholarship, resulting in a net cost for tuition of $4,200 for the classroom component of the program. The unit fees charge for four (4) semester units covers course costs only.

The mandatory program fee for the classroom component includes transfers between the airport in Guatemala City and the program site in Antigua; housing and daily breakfast for the duration of the classroom program; all course materials for students enrolled in the courses; the cost of guided field trips (past field trips have included visits to the Congress of the Republic of Guatemala, the Constitutional Court of Guatemala, and the Mayan Indigenous Local Council of Sololá); special lectures by leaders in the field of human rights in Guatemala; opening and closing dinners; sponsored lunches and receptions; and housing and transportation costs for field trips that include a hike to a volcano, and weekend trips to the beach and to Panajachel (Lake Atitlán).

The personal costs for airfare to Guatemala, in-country transportation, and meals other than those mentioned above, as well as any additional recreational fees are not included in the mandatory fees and must be paid directly by each student. A daily budget of $35 should be sufficient to cover meals and incidentals not included in the program fee.

Externship Component (June 19, 2017 to August 4, 2017)

Unit fees (tuition) and other fees for the externship course are:

  • Unit fees for four (4) semester units – 6,188; with scholarship, net cost of $4,200
  • Transportation fee (for externships in Guatemala only) – $1,500

Please note that all DU Law students admitted to the program will automatically receive a scholarship, resulting in a net cost for unit fees of $4,200 for the externship component of the program.

For the externships in Guatemala, the mandatory transportation fee covers the costs of transfers between Antigua and the location of the field placement, and the cost of daily transportation by private car to and from the field placement and housing.

There is no mandatory transportation fee for the externships outside of Guatemala; students should incur costs of about $1,000 for airfare from Guatemala to the externship location and for local transportation.

A daily budget of $50 should be sufficient to cover meals and incidentals not included in the program fee.

Financial Aid

DU Law students participating in the Guatemala program are eligible for financial aid, on the same basis as they would be if enrolled in summer courses at the Denver campus. Students admitted to the program will be provided additional information regarding financial aid procedures.