Financial Aid for Study Abroad

Depending upon the program type, a student's financial aid package may be eligible to transfer towards the cost of a semester abroad. However, it is important to note that every student's financial situation is different and to determine the amount eligible for transfer, students must meet with a financial aid advisor after being accepted to their study abroad program. To schedule this meeting, a detailed cost breakdown for the program showing the totals for tuition, room/board, health insurance, and all other associated fees will need to be uploaded to a student's online study abroad file. OIPES will upload costs for affiliated and exchange programs. Students studying on non-affiliated programs are responsible for uploading these costs.

Study Abroad Billing and Payment

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Students will be billed through their Ithaca College student account for Ithaca College tuition, study abroad insurance, group travel package w/5-night hotel stay (if students opt-in), and any course-related fees that may apply. Institutional, federal and/or state financial aid is eligible to apply towards these costs and will automatically be posted to the student's account. Payment for any outstanding balance should be submitted to Ithaca College. 

ITHACA COLLEGE SHORT-TERM PROGRAMS (SUMMER/WINTER/SPRING BREAK) 

Students will be billed for participation on their Ithaca College accounts. Any financial aid will automatically be posted to the student account. Payment should be submitted to Ithaca College for all billable program-related expenses before the date of departure for your program. 

EXCHANGE PROGRAMS 

Students studying on an exchange programs will be billed for regular IC tuition on their Ithaca College account, as well as the mandatory international health insurance coverage. All other costs (housing, food, etc.) will be paid directly in the host country in most cases. Occasionally, housing costs will be billed by and paid to Ithaca College on select exchanges. Most institutional, federal and/or state financial aid should be eligible to apply towards these costs depending on the type of aid received and will be automatically posted to the student's account. Payment for any outstanding balance should be submitted to Ithaca College.

AFFILIATED PROGRAMS 

Students studying on affiliated programs will be billed by Ithaca College for Ithaca College tuition, applicable room/board (in most cases), and health insurance charges (as determined by the affiliated program). Some affiliated programs will bill students directly for room/board, health insurance, or miscellaneous fees (e.g., flight, visa services, excursions, course materials, supplemental housing or meal fees, etc.) Students should be able to apply some or most of their institutional, federal and/or state financial aid package to the total cost of a semester abroad, depending on the type of aid they are eligible to receive which will be automatically posted to the student's account. All payments for charges appearing on the Ithaca College bill should be submitted Ithaca College; likewise, any bill received directly from the affiliate should be paid directly to the affiliate.

NOTE: Financial aid will NOT be forwarded to an affiliated or non-affiliated program until all outstanding balances on your account have been paid in full. If you have any questions, please call the Office of Student Financial Services at (607) 274-3131. 

NON-AFFILIATED PROGRAMS 

Students studying on non-affiliated programs will be billed directly by the non-affiliated program provider for all charges. Ithaca College will also bill a $415 Study Abroad Administrative Fee. As a participant in a non-affiliated program, students are required to take a leave of absence from Ithaca College and are not eligible for IC scholarships and grants. Federal financial aid may apply if the student is eligible and the program is offered through a Title IV eligible institution. (International Programs and/or Student Financial Services will help determine if the program is Title IV eligible.) Students who intend to apply federal aid to the cost of a study abroad program should subtract the amount of your anticipated federal financial aid award from the total bill and submit payment for the balance to the study abroad program. Students should send a copy of the bill to the Office of Student Financial Services at Ithaca College along with proof of the payment that was sent to the study abroad program. Ithaca College will then forward any applicable financial aid to the study abroad program. Please note that financial aid is not disbursed until the end of the add-drop period in any given semester and financial aid will NOT be forwarded to an affiliated or non-affiliated program until all outstanding balances on your account have been paid in full. If you have any questions, please call the Office of Student Financial Services at (607) 274-3131.