The Verto Fund enables students from low-income backgrounds to access the lifelong value of a first year abroad education.

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The Problem

Only 14% of low-income students who start college earn a degree. source

The Solution

Students are more likely to graduate and build successful careers if they study overseas — Verto Education and the Verto Fund make that possible. source

Our Pathway to
Student Impact
Step 1

Pell-eligible students pay next to nothing for a semester abroad with Verto.

Step 2

Thrive in the most diverse coming-of-age semester abroad out there, where all students feel welcomed, seen, and supported.

Step 3

Experience long-term success through admissions to top colleges and ongoing coaching during and after Verto.

How is
Verto Affordable?

Verto keeps costs down and provides generous discounts, grants, and scholarships for Pell-eligible students.

Tuition (at four campuses)
Verto Low-Income Discount
Verto Fund Scholarship
$5,500 Actual Tuition
(plus ~$1,200 for airfare/incidentls)
At Verto

Since its founding, 30.6% of Vertoans have been Pell-eligible.

Over the past year, 48% of Vertoans have been 1st-generation, BIPOC, and/or Pell-eligible.

Many of my Verto classmates have traveled to other countries, while for others it was our first time away from home. Students weren’t just from New York City. They were from all over the country, from states I’ve never visited. I now have friends who live all over, and we plan to visit each other to continue making memories together.
– Cassidy
Verto staff helped keep me on track to graduate. The financial burden a four-year institution imposes upon students is daunting. The staff helped me find the right school at a very manageable cost, and I am enrolled at UMass Boston this upcoming fall.
– Kaileigh
Strong connections with staff defined my experience with Verto in both Sevilla and London. One of the first things my Student Life Coordinator Eliza asked of me when we first got to know each other was what I wanted out of the semester and what I needed to get there. While I had an answer in January, by March, I had different goals and therefore different needs. Eliza was there through it all and without judgment.
– Talaith
Long -Term Student Success
VERTO PROGRAMS LEADING TO Long -Term Student Success
Access to Top Colleges

Verto makes it easy for students to get into one of Verto’s 70+ Partner Colleges with higher graduation rates

Individualized Support

Every student is matched with a Care Team to help them navigate college life and plan their future

1:1 Financial Coaching

Teaching students how to budget for college and save for emergencies

Support Groups

Helping Verto alumni succeed at community college and transfer to 4-year schools

Career Coaching

Connecting Vertoans to experts in their field of interest via LinkedIn and 1:1 meetings


Apply to Verto Education

Submit your FAFSA to our Academic Providers

Upload your Student Aid Report for Verto grants and/or scholarships eligibility

Attend an affordable, transformative semester with Verto!


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