DTS Costs

Costs and Finances

DTS Costs 2017 - 2018

 Registration
 Application fee - non-refundable  $50 NZD

 Lecture Phase (includes accommodation, food, tuition and all school activities)
   School fee  Activity fee  Total cost
 Arise DTS  $4,950  $500  $5,450 NZD
 Worship DTS  $4,950  $700  $5,650 NZD
 Lighthouse DTS  $4,950  $700  $5,650 NZD
 Ski & Snowboard DTS  $4,950  $1,700  $6,650 NZD
 Classic DTS  $4,950  $500  $5,450 NZD
 Extreme DTS
 $4,950  $1,700  $6,650 NZD
 Outreach Phase (approx cost, depends on location, airfares etc)
   Minimum cost  $4,900 NZD
   Maximum cost  $7,500+ NZD

*All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. ($1 NZD = $0.72 USD approx – correct at 01/02/17)

Lecture Phase costs do not include your transport to and from YWAM Queenstown, any necessary visa for New Zealand and related costs, optional extra activities, or personal expenses such as toiletries, snacks etc. We will pick you up at Queenstown airport or Queenstown bus station for free (please send us your flight details).

Outreach Phase costs cover all necessary outreach expenses including airfares, travel insurance, transport, accommodation, all meals and ministry costs. It does not include any immunizations you may need or personal pocket money for souvenirs etc. Outreach costs vary greatly in price depending on location(s), exchange rates and the airfares available. Outreaches are budgeted as carefully as possible, and most costs are not within our control. Your final outreach cost will be confirmed during the middle of Lecture Phase.

Payment Schedule

At application A non-fundable registration fee of $50 NZD is required when you apply.
On acceptance After acceptance, a deposit of $800 NZD is required to hold your place on the school*.
Before DTS There are some extra installments due before the Extreme and Ski & Snowboard DTS start. Students will receive more details on acceptance to the DTS, or please ask the Registrar.
By first day of lecture phase Remainder of Lecture Phase fees due
By end of week 2 Outreach deposit of $2,500 due.
By week 6 Remainder of Outreach Phase balance due.

 *See the Student Handbook or contact the Registrar for details of our refund policy.

Students generally will not be able to begin their course unless they are able to make these payments. However if you contact the school Director, and explain your financial situation another payment schedule may be arranged.

Faith and Finances

One of the foundational values of YWAM is to practice dependence on God for financial provision.  Everyone in YWAM pays his or her own way (including your DTS leaders and staff!) and no one receives a salary.

If you need help getting started with fundraising for your DTS, please contact us for help and advice. We can support you with a range of resources from budget planners, manuals to read, podcast teachings, book recommendations and fundraiser ideas or simply encouragement and testimonies of God’s provision in our own lives.


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