Plan Your Adventure

Financial Aid and Scholarships


Financial Aid

Learn more about using loans and other federal aid.

Scholarships

Learn more about the Study Abroad stipend, PSU scholarships, and external study abroad scholarships.


Study Abroad Funding


There is no “standard” in study abroad pricing, so it can be difficult to do price comparisons. Some prices include tuition only, but others may include everything – airfare, housing, meals, excursions, tuition, and international health insurance. Remember that you will also need to include the price of a passport and/or visa, if needed. On any study abroad program, your final price will vary depending on how much you plan to travel independently, souvenir shop, and eat at restaurants.

It is important to find out what is included in the advertised program price so that you know how many additional costs you will have.

For all programs, there is a $35 application fee that you will pay after you apply and are accepted by the Study Abroad Committee.

Meet with the Study Abroad Coordinator to find the program that best fits your needs and to find out what costs you will have. 

Comparison of Programs


Exchanges

  • Pay tuition to PSU
  • Pay room/board abroad
  • Purchase your own airline tickets
  • Purchase international health insurance before departure (see the Study Abroad Coordinator for more details!)

Affiliates

  • The program price often includes tuition, room, board, health insurance, and excursions
  • You will not pay PSU tuition for the semester you are abroad
  • Purchase your own airline tickets or pay an additional cost to the program so that they purchase your tickets

Faculty-Led

  • The program price includes airfare, lodging, some meals, excursions, etc.
  • Purchase international health insurance before departure (see the Study Abroad Coordinator for more details!)
  • You will pay PSU tuition for the class attached to the program