Finances Abroad

Program Costs

Please see each World Partner’s brochure page on the SU Abroad website for program-specific costs and budgets. All World Partner students pay SU tuition, but housing and other program costs vary widely by program.

Financial Aid

Please visit the Grants and Aid section for more information on Financial Aid. Please make an appointment with your financial aid counselor to discuss specific questions about financial aid for your study abroad program. SU scholarships and institutional grants travel with you, and additional study abroad grants are available based on need.


For instructions on requesting a refund, visit . (Note: The process may take 7 to 10 business days.) Because refunds cannot be disbursed until your program has begun, do not rely on your loan refund to cover expenses prior to your departure and while initially abroad.


Contact your bank and credit card companies and let them know you will be studying abroad so that they will not think the activity is suspicious and freeze your account or your credit cards. Know what international fees you will incur; different banks charge different fees. Ask now to avoid unpleasant surprises.


You must budget personal funds for all additional expenses you will incur during a semester abroad. Estimated personal expenses are included in the budgets provided on the SU Abroad website on each World Partner’s brochure page. In addition, most World Partner external websites also provide information on estimated additional expenses.