Costs and Finances

Student in Toledo, SpainWith technology and globalization rapidly making the world a smaller, more interconnected place, we believe that an international experience while in college is an integral part not only to a liberal arts education, but to students’ personal development and future professional success. Therefore, we are dedicated to helping students find affordable, high-quality study abroad programs.

Study abroad programs can vary greatly in cost, depending on variables like location, duration, the exchange rate, and many other factors. Some programs have added benefits like excursions and an on-site director, while others are essentially a direct enrollment situation. Schedule an advising appointment with the International Programs Office to begin exploring your options!  The International Programs Office will provide you with a cost estimate for the program you are interested in.  The Financial Aid Office will then determine individual financial aid eligibility. 

Short-term study abroad programs like those offered during J-Term and Spring Break generally represent an “extra” cost to students since Augustana does not charge tuition on campus during those periods.  Still, the shorter nature of these types of programs sometimes costs less than longer programs and may fit best into your academic plan.

Students considering longer-term study abroad as in semester or year-long programs get the most “bang for their buck.” In this case, students keep 100 percent of their outside scholarships and federal aid. Students on semester or year-long programs keep a prorated amount of their Augustana institutional aid ranging from 0-60 percent. The determination of how much, if any, Augustana institutional aid a student can apply toward study abroad expenses is a function of the cost of tuition, room and board for the student's chosen program.  Work study and participation scholarships like music, theatre and athletics do not apply towards study abroad costs.

For comprehensive information about study abroad costs, finances, financial aid and scholarships, please consult the Costs and Finances section in StudioAbroad.