Tuition and Fees

We know it's important to be able to afford a life-changing experience like QERC.
QERC works to keep our costs low, and similar to what you'll pay for a semester at Southern Nazarene University or your home institution.

General Admission Tuition and Fees

QERC accepts applications from any current university student. These fees are part of your tuition paid to your home university but each university varies in the total amount that you as a student would pay to come to QERC. Please contact your study abroad office on campus to determine exactly what your final cost would be.

Our General Admission Tuition and Fees are estimated as follows. Accepted applicants will be informed of the final costs as soon as they are available.

QERC Travel Fees* $ 1,000
Instructional Fees $ 12,210
SNU General and Health Fee $ 384
QERC Room and Board $ 4,740
QERC Administrative Fee** $ 500
TOTAL*** $ 18,834

*These fees cover travel within Costa Rica, and materials needed for research.  

**Your home university may have additional fees

***This total is a best estimate and not an official total.

QERC Consortium Membership Tuition and Fees

Universities that are part of the QERC Consortium are able to offer discounted rates to their students. Currently Southern Nazarene University, Olivet Nazarene University and Point Loma Nazarene University are able to offer these discounted rates to their students.

Our Consortium Membership Tuition and Fees are estimated as follows. Accepted applicants will be informed of the final costs as soon as they are available.

QERC Travel Fees* $ 1,000
Instructional Fees $ 12,210
SNU General and Health Fee $ 384
QERC Room and Board $ 4,740
TOTAL** $ 18, 334

*These fees cover travel within Costa Rica, and materials needed for research.  

**This total is a best estimate and not an official total.

Travel To and From Costa Rica

Each student is responsible for arranging their own travel to and from San Jose, Costa Rica (Juan Santamaria International Airport). The arrival and departure dates for the semester program will be made available to students once the application window has closed and the participants have been selected. QERC staff will pick up students up from the airport and will arrange all program related travel while in country. QERC staff will be responsible for getting students to the airport on the departure date.