Many factors influence program costs: location, local cost of living, length and type of program, airfare and currency exchange rates. Determine your needs and interests, then compare the features and costs of programs you are interested in to find the best match.
Semester and Year-Long Programs
You will pay the program fees, any additional costs not included in the program fee, plus the St. Thomas Off-Campus Study Fee: $600 for a semester program and $300 for a second consecutive semester.
Financial Aid Award (Grants, Loans and Scholarships) typically apply to a semester or year-long program abroad, however you are advised to meet with a Financial Aid Counselor to confirm that your award can be applied to your experience abroad.
Short-Term Programs (January Term or Summer off-campus programs)
The average costs of a January Term program and the $250 St. Thomas Off-Campus Study Fee for 2012-2013 will be comparable to on-campus tuition, room, and board plus airfare. Length of program, location, local cost of living, type of program, and exchange rates will all influence the cost.
Financial aid is not available specifically for January Term, June Term or summer programs. However, students who have been accepted for participation may qualify for additional loans to be applied to the spring semester (for a January Term abroad) or summer account.
For June or summer programs, you must enroll for at least 6 credits to be eligible for financial aid for other loans.
Students interested in applying for financial aid must meet with a Financial Aid Counselor