Finances

How much does it cost to study abroad?

Studying abroad can be surprisingly affordable! Cost varies depending on the type, duration, and location that the student chooses. Short-term programs are usually more affordable because they are shorter in duration. Semester programs can be comparable to or less that a semester at ISU, or they can cost substantially more. All ISU budgets include estimated costs for airfare, passport, living expenses, etc. Please see our Budget page for more information.

Can I use my financial aid or scholarships?

Yes! Most types of financial aid and scholarships are applicable to ISU Study Abroad programs. Students are encouraged to visit the Financial Aid Office early to learn about what funds can be used towards studying abroad.

Are there additional scholarships available for study abroad?

Yes! Please see our Scholarship page!

How will I be billed?

The “Total Estimated Cost of Program” (labeled on our budgets) is the sum of what students will be billed through their ISU account. Independent costs include what the student will pay on their own.

How much spending money will I need?

The amount of money needed depends on the length and location of the program, as well as the student’s spending habits. Everyone spends differently. We recommend that students research their host country and surrounding areas before deciding how much spending money they will need.

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