When considering a study abroad program, it is important to consider the financial costs of the program. With many program options available to you, here is some information about the billing for programs.
Costs of Study Abroad Programs
The cost for study abroad depends on the study abroad location; however, on average, students can expect to pay $1500 – $2000 more than what it typically costs to be a full-time Saint Rose student who lives on campus. This amount does not include discretionary spending money. Some overseas tuition and fees are more expensive than Saint Rose tuition and fees; as a result, students will be required to pay the differential.
If you are participating in a Saint Rose-affiliated program, you will be billed our regular tuition charges. However, if your program has a tuition rate that is greater than our standard tuition, we will pass that extra cost along to you, and it will appear on your student bill as a tuition differential charge. During the semester that you will be studying abroad, you will be billed for an administrative fee, which will be listed on your account as an “Off-Campus Program Fee.” You will also be responsible for the Student Records and Technology fees.
The College will bill you for the room and board costs charged by your Study Abroad site. These costs will be reflected on your semester bill, and you will pay these costs to Saint Rose. Saint Rose will then pay your study abroad site for your room and board. Please note: All students are required to pay the refundable housing deposit directly to their study abroad program.
During a semester abroad, you must be enrolled in 12 or more credits (as a full-time student) to receive College grants/scholarships, just like if you were on campus. In addition, students must be making satisfactory academic progress to receive these funds. Students may also be eligible for federal and state funds but they must check with a financial aid advisor.
Budgeting for Study Abroad
Budgeting for study abroad is different for each student; some students choose to stay in their host city throughout the duration of their travels and eat food only on their meal plans, and some students opt to travel as much as possible. Whichever route you choose, be sure that you have saved enough money in advance to sustain your lifestyle. Also, we cannot stress this enough – do not spend all of your money in the first week!
Costs that you will need to calculate and prepare for: airfare and transportation to your host school, day trips, evening activities, cultural events, in-country transportation, eating at restaurants,
Regardless of the amount you reserve for discretionary funds, make sure that you have set aside emergency funds as well; you never know if you will miss a flight, lose a phone, or misplace your passport. While you will have travel insurance, it is important that you have cash available to you if something goes wrong. We recommend a minimum of $500.
Scholarships for Study Abroad
While Saint Rose does not have any general study abroad scholarships, there are competitive scholarship opportunities available for study abroad students. There are three different types of scholarships to which Saint Rose students can apply; while we cannot guarantee the success of students being awarded any scholarship funds, we encourage you to apply to all of the scholarships where you meet the eligibility requirements.
These scholarships are incredibly competitive and are available for students enrolling in study abroad programs from colleges nation-wide. We encourage you to look at the scholarship eligibility information and deadlines and apply early.
1. Fund for Education Abroad Students must plan to study abroad for a minimum of four weeks, and students must commit to support education abroad in his/her campus community through work with the FEA and his/her campus education abroad staff upon return.
These scholarships are for Freshmen and Sophomores.
Special Rainbow Award for LGBQT students
Offers 10-15 awards up to $10,000
2. Boren Scholarship
Open to students who are studying a critical language (Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu). Students must do service with the government after they graduate (e.g. Peace Corps), and the Boren organizations helps students secure governmental positions upon graduation.
$8,000 scholarships for an 8-week summer program (STEM majors only)
$10,000 for a semester
$20,000 for a full academic year
3. Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship
Rotary’s mission is to promote world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. As such, students may apply for one of two grants: (1) District Grant – to fund international service projects and individual scholarships for academic study abroad, or (2) Global Grant – to fund humanitarian project proposals and individual scholarships (with restrictions). Also open to graduate students.
4. Gilman International Scholarship
A popular scholarship, the Gilman scholarship is only open to US citizens who are studying abroad for four or more weeks in one country, and is limited to students who are eligible for Pell Grants in their financial aid packages. In order to apply, students must receive credit toward their academic degree program through the study abroad experience. The application deadline for summer, fall, and full academic year programs is the first Tuesday in March. The application deadline for spring programs and summer (early decision) programs is the first Tuesday of October.
Award amount is up to $5000