If you are participating in a study abroad program that is offered through the University Study Abroad Office, 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.
Additionally, all Odyssey students will receive an airfare stipend in the amount of $1,200 and a program fee stipend of $675 while all institutional need-based aid recipients will receive an airfare stipend in the amount of $1,200.
If you are participating in a study abroad program that is not offered by the University Study Abroad Office, you must take a leave of absence and are not eligible to receive financial aid through the University of Chicago. Therefore, any terms you complete in a non-University program will not count toward the total number of quarters for which you are eligible to receive aid at UChicago.
If you are in a program not offered by the University Study Abroad Office, 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.
*Note for students living off-campus: Students who are living off-campus are not charged for housing on their University bill and therefore typically receive a refund of financial aid funds to pay for rent and utilities. During an abroad quarter, these students will be billed for the Study Abroad Program Fee. This cost will be deducted from their financial aid and they will reduce or remove their usual refund. If you are living off-campus, it is important to plan accordingly for your abroad quarter as you will not receive additional financial aid for housing costs.