Good News! When participating on a CSB/SJU semester study abroad program, 100% of your CSB/SJU scholarships, grants, and loans apply to the cost of study abroad.
If you have questions about financing your study abroad, you are encouraged to meet with the CSB/SJU Financial Aid Office to discuss available options for funding a study abroad program, regardless of length.
Financial Aid for Semester Programs
After you are accepted to a program, CGE will notify the Financial Aid Office of your plan to study abroad. An adjustment will be made to your budgets to reflect additional expenses you will incur. (Note: student employment is not an option during study abroad). You may also be eligible for additional loans or scholarships from outside agencies to help defray costs.
Financial Aid for Short-term Programs
Embedded Study Abroad Programs
Your CSB/SJU financial package remains intact for embedded study abroad programs. Your scholarships and grants will apply towards the costs for the semester, as it does during a regular semester. CGE will notify the Financial Aid Office of your participation in the program and an adjustment will be made to your budget to reflect additional expenses you will incur.
You should apply for financial aid through the normal process, using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). While grants and scholarships do not increase based on the cost of course/program fee, you also may be eligible for non-federal private loan options, which require a co-signer. CSB students are also eligible for an additional scholarship funding as listed on the CGE Scholarship website.
Billing for Embedded Study Abroad Programs
The course/program fee for the spring-embedded course is charged with the December billing for the Spring semester. There are no additional tuition costs associated with these programs, unless you will need to pay for an overload over 18 credits. If you would like to set up a payment plan to pay the fees, you must contact Student Accounts.
Summer & Global Fellowship Study Abroad Programs
CSB/SJU does not award institutional grants or scholarships for short-term programs that happen over the summer. Instead, the tuition rate is set lower than that charged for Fall and Spring semesters. CSB students are also eligible for an additional scholarship funding as listed on the CGE Scholarship website.
Financial aid for summer study abroad programs is typically limited to student and parent loans. Your eligibility and choice of loans depend primarily on how many credits you will be taking while abroad. For programs less than 6 credits, you are limited to non-federal private loan options, which require a co-signer.
If you are taking 6 or more credits during the summer, you may be eligible to borrow through the Federal Direct Loan or your parents may be eligible to borrow through the Federal Direct PLUS Loan. However, students should be aware of how utilizing these funds may impact the amount of aid available for the following academic year. You also may be eligible for non-federal private loan options, which requires a co-signer.
Billing for Summer & Global Fellowship Study Abroad Programs
The summer study abroad tuition costs and program fee are charged with the May Billing. If you would like to set up a payment plan to pay the fees, you must contact Student Accounts.