TUITION AND FINANCIAL AID
Study abroad is often the “best time” of your life but before you can travel you need to empower yourself by asking, how much will it cost? Familiarize yourself with our policies below and do not hesitate to ask questions!
Do my King’s College Tuition and Fees apply to study abroad?
For an affiliated semester program, you pay the regular King's College tuition directly to King's and King’s pays the program tuition. The King’s College Business Office will receive an invoice from the affiliate school and pay your tuition. You will pay accommodation charges directly to the program. All other costs, such as board, books, round-trip transportation, insurance, and personal expenses are your responsibility. With an affiliated program, you are able to apply your full financial aid package to the cost of tuition and fees.
If you are studying through a non-affiliated semester program, tuition cost will vary from program to program. You will pay all tuition and fees directly to the program and will not pay fees to King's for the semester you are away.
Regardless of whether your program is affiliated or non-affiliated, you will remain a King’s College student during your semester study abroad. You will retain student email accounts and access to web services, participate in the housing lottery (if you are a resident student), have access to academic advisors and administrative staff, and be allowed to register for courses while abroad.
For a summer program, that is a non-US-based program external to King’s in which you enroll for credit transferable to King’s, you will pay all tuition and other fees directly to the study abroad program.
For a King’s College short-term faculty-led study abroad program, you will pay a flat fee to King’s, often in installments, to cover the total cost of the program. The price includes all travel, accommodations, lectures, site visits, health insurance and King’s College tuition.
Does my financial aid apply to study abroad?
Your financial aid package – King’s scholarships, state and federal grants and loans - will generally apply to an affiliated semester study abroad program.
If you are studying through a non-affiliated semester program or any external summer program, the tuition cost will vary from program to program. You will pay all fees directly to the program and will not pay fees to King's for the term you are away. Your state and federal grants and loans will generally apply toward the costs of non-affiliated programs. Your King’s College grants will not apply toward a non-affiliated program.
We strongly urge you to meet with the King’s College Office of Financial Aid during the study abroad planning process to find out more about how to maximize your financial aid. We also urge you to check out our Scholarships page.
What additional costs am I responsible for?
For semester and external summer programs, will be responsible for your travel and incidental expenses. These include, but are not limited to airfare, visa fees (where necessary), international insurance (purchased through your program or the King’s OSA), and in-country personal expenses such as travel. Pay close attention to your program’s provided budget estimates and use a budgeting tool such as this worksheet. Some programs cover certain food expenses and some programs expect students to cover food, for example. It is also a good idea to talk with study abroad returnees to gain a better understanding of estimated financial expenses in your host country.
Financial Eligibility for Study Abroad
All King’s College accounts must be in good standing in order to enroll in a study abroad program. If you have any questions about your account standing, please contact the King’s College Business Office.
How Does Cancellation of Study Abroad Work?
In the event of a voluntary withdrawal by a student from a semester, summer, or short-term faculty-led study abroad program, non-recoverable fees are not refundable. We urge students to read cancellation policies carefully before committing to a program.