If you are participating in a study abroad program that is sponsored by the University of Chicago, your tuition will be the same as if you were enrolled in courses on campus. The allowance for books and personal expenses will also be the same. However, there is an additional program fee associated with each study abroad program that will be charged to your account. This fee includes accommodation, instruction, student support, and program excursions. The numbers from the Costs page are used to determine your financial aid for the quarter during which you are abroad.
Additional out-of-pocket expenses (including a non-refundable study abroad administrative fee and travel expenses to and from your destination) are not included in your financial aid determination. Once on campus, certain College students are eligible for scholarships that assist with these out-of-pocket study abroad costs.
If you are participating in a study abroad program that is not sponsored by the University, you must take a leave of absence and are not eligible to receive financial aid through the University of Chicago. Participation in a non-University program, therefore, will not count toward the number of quarters for which you are eligible to recieve aid.
If you are in a non-University sponsored program, and your academic adviser has approved your transfer credits, please contact our office to discuss your financial aid options.
For more information, please visit the Study Abroad Office.