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Financial Information


Where to Find Budgets & What’s Included in the Program Cost Estimates

For Faculty-Led Programs you can view an estimated budget for the entire program by going to the program page and clicking "Budget".

For Bilateral Exchanges you can view an estimated budget for the entire semester by going to the program page and clicking "Budget".

For CSUIP you can view an estimated budget for the entire year by clicking “Budget” on the CSUIP website.

For 3rd Party Programs (USAC, CEA, etc.) some quoted program costs may not include airfare, housing, meals, etc. Make sure to do diligent research so you know the true cost of the program. Use of the Cost Comparison Worksheet is highly recommended.

Financial Aid

If you are a financial aid recipient (that includes grants, loans and scholarships) you must meet with a financial aid advisor to see what aid is available to you for studying abroad. You must have submitted the FAFSA for them to be able to help you. Once you have chosen a program they can give you more specific advice.


Scholarships and other ideas for raising funds for studying abroad may be found via a number of varied sources. Most scholarships require certification by a Study Abroad Coordinator. If you are applying for a scholarship you must schedule a meeting with a Coordinator at least a week before the scholarship deadline to discuss the application. Certification is not guaranteed if this meeting does not take place.

See the Scholarships page for detailed information and links to various opportunities. This is not a complete list - you may be able to find other opportunities.

Budgeting for your trip

Check out the student-created International Studies Research Guide to view resources on budgeting for your study abroad living expenses.