Your 529 Plan & Irish Gap Year
Did you know that you can use your 529 Plan to pay for your Irish Gap Year program? We are an accredited Gap Year provider with the Gap Year Association (GYA). The GYA offers college credits through Portland State University to students attending GYA-accredited programs which operate internationally. Students can therefore, attend one of our programs while also taking courses for college credit.
Follow the 9 steps below to avail of college credits during your Gap Year Program.
Steps to Using Your 529 Account with Irish Gap Year
|Step 1||Register here with Irish Gap Year and start your application for one of our gap year programs|
|Step 2||Interview and get accepted into your Irish Gap Year program of choice|
|Step 3||Choose the PSU course(s) you want to take for credit while on your Irish Gap Year program|
|Step 4||Use this link to register with Portland State University for the course(s) you wish to take while with Irish Gap Year|
|Step 5||Your PSU Instuctor of Record will get in touch with you directly and work with you throughout your Irish Gap Year program.|
|Step 6||Submit all course work, journals and papers directly to the Gap Year Association following your program with Irish Gap Year|
|Step 7||Wait for offcial grading report by GYA Grading Instructors|
|Step 8||Approve final transcript with GYA Grading Instructor & wait 2-6 weeks for PSU Registrar to create official PSU transcript|
|Step 9||Go online to PSU Vikings Abroad & order official transcript|
College Credit Courses Available
Up to a full semester of college credits are available for transfer, but most students opt to only take one course so to avail of 529 funds.
In most cases, a daily journal (one per semester, not one per course) is required, as well as papers to be written once you've returned home. A reading list and presentation may also be included in the full course descriptions, with reading lists available for amendment, upon approval from your Instructor of Record.
Please visit the frequently asked questions page here for more details on the college credits process.
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|GEOG299 - 4 Credits||GEOGRAPHY OF GLOBAL ISSUES|
|PHE299 - 4 Credits||HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS AND THE AFFECTED|
|PHL299 - 4 Credits||INTRODUCTION TO SPIRITUAL / RELIGIOUS STUDIES & THEIR ROLES IN CULTURE|
|PSYCH299 - 4 Credits||CULTURE AND ITS INFLUENCE ON THE WAYS PEOPLE OPERATE|
|SOC199 - 4 Credits||SELF AND COMMUNITY - CULTURE, COHORT, SELF|
|MGMT299 - 4 Credits||PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS; INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS|
|HIST199 - 4 Credits||COLONIALIZATION AND WESTERN INFLUENCES|
|INTL199 - 4 Credits||GLOBALIZATION AWARENESS AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT|
|INTL299 - 4 Credits||LEADERSHIP ACROSS BORDERS|
|ESM101 - 4 Credits||ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY|
|ESM102 - 4 Credits||GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES|
|ESM199 - 4 Credits||CLIMATE CHANGE AND ITS IMPACTS|