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Benefits of Peace Corps Service

Financial Aid and Opportunities for Peace Corps Program Students

Being a part of the Tulane Peace Corps Program has many benefits, including financial rewards, career benefits, and much more.


  • Dean's Grants: Master's International students and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers may apply for merit-based Dean's Grants worth up to $5000 in the last semester of academic coursework. (Fall 2017 applications are due 10/16/17; Spring 2018 applications are due 3/12/18.)
  • LPCA: Free one-year membership to Louisiana Peace Corps Association (LPCA) after completion of Peace Corps service.
  • Rosetta Stone: Language learning software for Spanish and French is available to all Peace Corps Program students. Details coming soon about reserving your spot in the new language lab.

Peace Corps Service

  • Student Loans: some are eligible for deferment and some for partial cancellation
  • Transition Funds: receive $7,425 (pre-tax after you complete your 27 months of service)
  • Free Travel: expenses for travel to and from your country of service are paid for by the Peace Corps
  • Living Allowance: a monthly stipend to cover living and housing expenses
  • Vacation:  earn two vacation days per month of service
  • Medical and Dental: receive complete medical and dental care while serving
  • Health Insurance: an affordable plan is available for up to 18 months following service
  • No Fee: unlike other international volunteer programs, there is no fee to participate in the Peace Corps

Visit the Peace Corps website for mor information about the full range of benefits of participating in Peace Corps.

Career Development

  • Training provided by Peace Corps includes instruction in foreign language, technical skills, and cross-cultural understanding
  • Public Health and Fieldwork Experience to help in career advancement and job-seeking upon return to the United States

Visit the Peace Corps Website for more information about the career benefits RPCVs enjoy.