Individuals are responsible for covering the cost of their participation in the program. A $50 deposit is required upon acceptance for each trip and payment in full is required well in advance of the trip. Because we pay in advance for many of our expenses, we are not able to refund payments when a participant can no longer travel, unless the participant has a doctor’s note excusing them from participation. The $50 deposit is non-refundable.
Trips cost $300 per person, and $50 is due at the cashier’s office by the deadline. Please make your payments with cash or credit at the cashier’s office window in Lee Hall. You must make your deposit by the deadline to hold your spot. If you are not able to make the payment by the due date, we may move to the next person on the waiting list. If you miss the deadline, the cost of your trip will increase to $350 unless you have a waiver from the ASB administrator.
Students often take on part-time jobs to save money for their Alternative Service Break trips and fundraise through contacts with family and friends. We also work together on fundraising endeavors to help cover expenses associated with the trips – check with your trip leader to find out more.
Requesting a Scholarship
The UMW ASB program provides a limited number of scholarships for participants (up to $200 per person – participants will be required to pay a $50 deposit). Use the form below to apply for a scholarship. Please note that scholarship recipients will be required to provide a blog post upon their return. Please complete the scholarship application by the deadline. A committee will review the scholarship applications and provide feedback within two weeks.