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Financing your education abroad experience can be daunting, and the information you need will be specific to the type, duration, and timing of your program. It is very important for you to discuss your plans with both your Education Abroad Advisor, as well as your Financial Aid Officer, prior to finalizing your plans to go abroad. Download the Financial Aid Overview for UD students.pdf for more details.

Remember that the key to understanding your financial aid options is to understand what your budget is for the program.  For Education Abroad Programs, you will always have a budget that includes tuition, room, board, and travel costs, as well as some miscellaneous costs associated with your program or site (fees, visa or residency paperwork costs, etc.). Your financial aid award will vary depending upon which program costs are eligible for a particular type of aid, and this will vary from student to student. Your financial aid package is unique to your circumstances and your program, so it does require you to follow up individually with Financial Aid and Education Abroad to finalize your program budget and aid package.  


University Summer Study Abroad Program

If a student is traveling through a University Summer Study Abroad program, some federal or institutional aid may be available. A financial aid counselor will determine eligibility after review of aid received by the student during the fall and spring semesters. Tuition remission is applicable for UD summer study abroad programs.

Exchange Programs

Students that attend a semester exchange program typically pay only UD tuition for the term(s) that they are abroad and are responsible for arranging and paying for housing, meals and other expenses on site.  Students that attend Al Akhawayn University or Villa Nazareth also pay the cost of UD room and board prior to their departure, and these amenities are pre-arranged for them prior to their arrival in-country.

Students interested in participating in a semester or full-year program through one of UD's partner institutions may use their federal and institutional aid to cover their costs of studying abroad. Tuition remission is applicable for programs with partner institutions.

Semester Abroad and Intercultural Leadership (SAIL) Program

Starting Fall 2016, students that attend either Maynooth University or Universidad Pontificia Comillas for the fall semester will pay UD tuition, room and board, as well as qualify for a $3,000 scholarship.  More information about the program can be found here.


Non-UD Programs/Third Party Providers

Institutional aid may not be used for non-UD programs, but some federal aid may be used for these programs.


Students may be eligible for University scholarship programs, specifically for education abroad opportunities, and external scholarship programs.

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For all programs, students should consult a financial aid counselor in the Office of Financial Aid at or 937-229-4411 to review individual packages and options.