K Financial Aid and CIP scholarships can be used to cover most study abroad costs, however the actual quarterly-billed costs are particular to each student based on need and program choice. Understanding how K study abroad is financed does not have to be an overwhelming task. We recommend using the following three resources to get the closest estimate of your out-of-pocket costs.
K Comprehensive Fee
Know and understand the K study abroad Comprehensive Fee. For a more in-depth explanation of the comprehensive fee, including a list of what is and isn’t covered, please see our the Financial Matters section of our Study Abroad Policies and Procedures page.
The study abroad Comprehensive Fee is equivalent to:
tuition + double room + 20-meal plan. It does not include the Student Activity Fee.
|Category||One Quarter Programs |
3 or 4 K-Units
|Two Quarter Programs |
|Three Quarter Programs |
|Program fee as it appears on bill||$4,028||$8,056||$12,084|
Program Budget/Cost Estimator
Please use this link and tool to estimate your program costs and out-of-pocket expenses.
CIP Scholarships, Fellowships, Subsidies and Grants
Supplemental Funding Abroad (SFA)
The SFA endowed funds are awarded to high-need students (as indicated by the Financial Aid Office) who need additional funding to subsidize study abroad expenses associated with studying abroad. Students can apply for SFA funds only after being officially approved and accepted to a K Program or K Partner Program. If granted, these funds can be used to offset increased costs due to being an RA sophomore year, living off-campus sophomore year, losing ability to work while abroad, or for travel while on or after program that you wouldn’t be able to do otherwise. The CIP is not allowed to disperse SFA funds to students who have unpaid K bills. The SFA application is open year-round and award decisions are made by CIP staff on a rolling basis.
Student Projects Abroad (SPA) • Beeler, Riley and Collins Grants and Fellowships
The SPA endowed funds are meant for students interested in doing research outside of the United States during the winter or summer breaks (between quarters) in pursuance of enhancing their SIP and/or their academic plan at K more generally. However, SPA funds cannot be used to pay for tuition, classes, or program fees abroad. Additionally, the CIP is not able to disperse SPA funds to students who have unpaid K bills.
Todd Memorial Classics Study Abroad Grant
Todd Memorial Classics Study Abroad Grant – this grant (typically $1000-$6000) provides partial support for students participating in programs focused on archeological field schools, digs, programs in Classical languages during K academic breaks.
Sherbin Fellowship – The Jerry Sherbin Fellowship is a 10-month grant that gives 1 graduating K senior the opportunity to explore a topic of personal interest outside the U.S. Following graduation, the student will depart to region/regions of choice studying their chosen topic while providing the College with quarterly updates on their project/travels. Upon their return to the U.S. , the Sherbin Fellow will promote their experience to K during the following Fall term, inspiring students to apply to ultimately build a community of Sherbin Fellows.
The CIP Travel Subsidy covers 70-100% of round-trip flight cost based on students’ need level (as reported by the Financial Aid Office).
Important Information for Heyl Scholarship Recipient: The Heyl scholarship WILL COVER 100% of air for approved study abroad programs.
Additional Scholarships and Support
U.S. State Department Scholarships
Boren Scholarships – provides up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to US interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American, and the Middle East. Students interested in the Boren should think about applying in Fall quarter via the Boren website. Applications usually due by mid-January for K’s Boren Advisor Review, then early February for national deadline. Check the Boren Awards website for the official deadline for K College students. You will apply for these scholarships on their respective websites, but you will work with the the K campus representative Tony Nelson throughout the process.
The Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship – grants up to $5,000 to Pell Grant recipients. Students interested in the Gilman should think about applying in Fall quarter. Applications due early October for Winter/Spring/Fall and early March for Fall/Winter/Spring programs. For questions, please contact Asia Bennett (email@example.com), who is the on-campus advisor for the Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship.
Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) – is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. You will apply for these scholarships on their respective websites, but you will work with the the K campus representative Tony Nelson throughout the process.
Scholarships that Every Student Should Know About
Diversity Abroad – Funding can be the biggest obstacle for many students looking to study abroad. Students are often overwhelmed by the costs of a study abroad program, but equally unaware of the millions of dollars in scholarships available to study abroad. Do not let this misconception prevent you from exploring the world–there are MANY study abroad scholarships out there for students of all backgrounds. Here are the top eight study abroad scholarships that you do not want to miss out on.
Rainbow Scholarship – members of the Rainbow SIG have created a special annual scholarship for American LGBT study abroad students. Hosted and administered by the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA), the FEA Rainbow Scholarship will award up to $5000 to an LGBT student for a full academic year.
Scholarships for International Students
Financial Aid for Undergraduate International Students – This resource provides information primarily for students with non-immigrant visas (F-1, J-1, etc.). The Institute for International Education (IIE) reports in Open Doors 2005 that of the paid tuition and fees to attend a U.S. undergraduate institution in the 2004-05 academic year, 80.9 percent of payments came from personal and family sources. Minimal scholarship aid is available to international students, and most of it is reserved for graduate study. Generally, U.S. institutions offer little, if any, discount on tuition, although both private and public institutions may waive application fees in some situations.
From the Association of Teachers of Japanese: The Bridging Scholarships for Study Abroad in Japan – the Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan.
From CIEE for Chile: The Robert B. Bailey III Scholarships – given to students participating in the CIEE Chile program and members of under-presented groups. Scholarship amounts are between $500 and $1,500. Additionally, Bowman Travel Grants assists students studying in non-traditional host countries on CIEE programs (Chile). Awards vary in amount (typically $1,000) and are issued directly to the student to help defray the cost of travel.
Freeman-Asia – accepts applications from US Citizens or permanent residents studying at the undergraduate level who demonstrate financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.
Additional Funding Opportunities for Study Abroad
Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) – FEA is committed to increasing the opportunities for dedicated American students to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs by reducing financial restrictions through the provision of grants and scholarships.
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