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financing for long term

Most people think it costs a small fortune to study abroad. Not so! Typically, a fall or spring term of international study costs about the same as a term on campus – sometimes less. For fall and spring semesters, the student will pay the regular Elmhurst tuition to study away, and pay housing through their program provider. In most cases, you can apply your Elmhurst College financial aid package toward your time abroad. Every Elmhurst-affiliated program offers scholarships for study abroad; some students are eligible to apply for Gilman, and Boren, and Freeman-Asia scholarships. Colleen S in Rome

Students applying for a long-term study away program should consult their provider's website for information on available funding and they should pay close attention to any deadlines listed.  In most cases, students must have an approved application in order to be eligible for scholarship, so it's best to get program applications in as early as possible.

For students who receive Pell Grants:  SIT offers a Pell matching grant for eligible students studying in a qualified SIT program.  More information can be found be accessing the SIT flyer at this link: Pell Grant Awards for Study Abroad through SIT

The bottom line: Don't let misconceptions about price stop you from exploring this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
 

Study abroad students should always take personal costs into consideration when planning their time abroad. Personal costs may include:
  • Local Travel/ transportation
  • Airfare
  • Shopping-clothing
  • Food
  • Visa if applicable
NOTE: IN ADDITION TO PROGRAM COSTS, ALL STUDENTS ON LONG-TERM PROGRAMS WILL BE BILLED THE $600 INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION FEE DURING THE TERM THEY ARE ABROAD.