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Financial Choices

Financial Fit

Study abroad costs depend upon length, destination and program type. The Study Abroad Office can provide you with specific program costs as well as the information you will need to see if you qualify for financial aid.
Helpful hints to save money:
  • Thoroughly research program options making sure that you understand what is included in the program price, and what is not. Some programs include housing, meals, and excursions, while others charge additional costs for these services.It is rare to have a study abroad program include airfare.
  • Complete your financial aid FAFSA. This is the first step to a Study Abroad grant and other funding! Remember, federal and state financial aid can usually travel with you!
  • Exchange programs are often the most affordable choices. These opportunities link you to a University partner institution overseas.  Students enrolled in this program type usually pay their normal tuition rate at home, and their living expenses abroad.
  • Airfare is a significant part of a travel budget. Low season travel (Early summer, Winterim and Spring Break) may reduce your travel expenditures.
  • Less popular destinations may be priced more affordably. Do you like to "go off the beaten path?"
  • Host family lodging is a great value. Not only do you eat well but you gain a deeper cultural understanding.
  • Check out our "Affordable Program Options"