Depending upon the program, the cost of a semester abroad is approximately equivalent to a semester at Mount Aloysius College. You will continue to pay the regular tuition amount to Mount Aloysius College, not to the university abroad. If you are receiving financial aid, you will need to meet with a member of the Financial Aid Office to determine what portion of your financial aid you will be able to apply to your study abroad experience.
Students opting to participate in Study Abroad through CIS-Center for International Studies during the summer, fall or spring semesters should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and may use state and federal financial aid (excluding work-study) to defray the cost of the Study Abroad tuition/fees/expenses. The Office of Financial Aid will process your financial aid for these semesters through Mount Aloysius College using your study abroad costs and number of credits that you will be enrolled for in your program. Study Abroad programs may have higher costs than Mount Aloysius College; however, this does not mean that your federal and state awards will be increased (including your Direct Stafford Loan). Contact the Office of Financial Aid for additional funding options if your costs exceed your aid awarded.
In addition to Mount Aloysius College tuition, the cost of airfare, accommodations, meals, field trips and administrative fees must be factored in. Read the materials from each program carefully to get a reasonably accurate sense of the total cost of the program over and above regular Mount Aloysius tuition. Remember to consider the currency exchange in calculating the cost of your program abroad.