So you may be asking yourself, “How do I pay for study abroad?” Funding is a very important factor in planning your education abroad experience. Our office is here to help! There are tons of resources for students looking for study abroad funding, but you can also use your existing financial aid, scholarship, and other methods of payment here at UA.
Check out our funding resources and FAQs below and let us know if you have any questions. Remember, your Education Abroad Advisor can work one-on-one with you to determine how best to fund your international experience.
Study Abroad Cost Considerations by Program Type
|Financial Factor||UA Faculty Led||UA Exchange||Affiliate/ Direct Enroll/
|UA Tuition||Varies by credit hours (based on in-state rate)||UA tuition (based on student’s residency)||Not paid to UA during term abroad|
|Program Fee||All other costs for program as listed on the program’s Summarized Cost and Payment sheet and paid to Student Receivables||N/A||All costs will be paid to the provider or host university|
|Living Expenses (i.e., housing, meals, etc.)||Incorporated into the program fee as listed on the Summarized Cost and Payment sheet||Living expenses are not bundled but are payable to outside entities*||May or may not be bundled in the program fee as determined by the provider or host university|
|Study Abroad Course Fee||Included in program fee||$125 billed via enrollment in a placeholder course (i.e. CIP 401). Payable through UA bill||$125 billed via enrollment in a placeholder course (i.e. CIP 413). Payable through UA bill|
|Study Abroad Insurance||Included in cost of program||$275 for semester paid through UA bill||$220 for semester/$55 for summer paid through UA bill|
|UA Undergraduate (tuition) Scholarships||UA scholarships may apply to the “overseas tuition” portion of the billable cost of the trip; it is charged at the in-state rate||UA scholarships may apply to the tuition at the rate determined by student’s residency||UA scholarships may apply to the full program fee as determined by the Office of Undergraduate Scholarships|
|Other Undergraduate Scholarships||Yes, these may be applicable! See the Undergraduate Scholarship Request form (in MyBama) for applicability||Yes, these may be applicable! See the *Undergraduate Scholarship Request form (in MyBama) for applicability.||Yes, these may be applicable! See the *Undergraduate Scholarship Request form (in MyBama) for applicability.|
|Study Abroad Scholarships||UA and additional sources offer a plethora of scholarships solely for study abroad programs.
Most awards are posted directly to the student’s UA account.
|Student Financial Aid||Students eligible for federal financial aid at UA may get their aid package reassessed for their study abroad program.|
|Other Costs to Consider||Flights, passport, visa, luggage, communication methods (cell phones, calling cards, etc.), travel money for free time, gifts, souvenirs and general spending money (toiletries, snacks, laundry, etc.). The interactive budget sheet will help you estimate these expenses.|