How Can I Afford Study Abroad?
Remember, your Alvernia financial aid package in nearly all cases will “travel” with you!
You must meet with the Alvernia Office of Student Financial Planning in order discuss the total costs of your study abroad experience, and to coordinate any aid you receive with your study abroad plans. (If work study awards are part of your financial package, please discuss alternative options with Student Financial Planning staff.)
- Alvernia University’s current tuition, fees, and housing cost will be charged for the study abroad semester. Alvernia will pay the invoice for tuition, fees, and housing, directly on the students’ behalf to the program host. The student will not be charged for meals, as many programs abroad offer diverse meals arrangements selected in-country, including self-catering housing. Therefore, the student will pay their meals costs out of pocket upon arrival overseas.
- The student is responsible for any additional program costs such as airfare, fees for passports and visas, everyday living expenses, public transportation, required textbooks, etc.
Limited, need-based scholarship assistance may be available from a variety of sources. The Study Abroad Office can help you research available scholarship funds for study abroad. There may be an option to apply for additional or increased loans to cover travel costs if necessary.