Costs & Finances

One of the most important factors in planning to study abroad is considering how you will fund your experience. With proper planning and a commitment to exploring funding resources, studying abroad is affordable for any student.

Costs on study abroad

The total cost of a study abroad program will depend on many factors, including your destination country, the type and length of your program. In general, all budgets will comprise of three components:  

  • Tuition: Billed to your student account either at the full-term semester rate or at a reduced rate per credit for summer study abroad programs.
  • Education Abroad Program Fee: Billed to your student account; typically includes housing, varying numbers of meals, excursions, orientation, and international health insurance. 
  • Out-of-pocket expenses: Costs not included in your program fee but might be needed to pay out-of-pocket both prior to departure (passport, flight, etc.) and once on-site (meals, books, transportation, travel, etc.); These numbers are intended to give you a rough idea of costs and are not billed to your student account.


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Financing Study Abroad: Overview

Use the following information to begin your research and planning and remember to start early so you can take full advantage of available resources. 

Discuss options for funding with the Financial Aid Office and the Center for Global Education Staff.