Finances Abroad

Program Costs

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

Financial Aid

Please visit our Finances, Grants &  Aid page 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. Syracuse 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.

Banking Abroad

Contact your bank and credit card companies and let them know you will be studying abroad so that they will not think your international transactions are suspicious and freeze your account or your credit cards. Do research on what international transaction fees you will incur, as different banks charge different fees. It’s better to find out ahead of time to avoid unpleasant surprises once you are abroad.

We suggest exchanging a small amount of cash into local currency before you travel, or you can use an ATM when you arrive. Exchange rates at airport kiosks are not usually favorable. It’s not necessary to bring large amounts of US Dollars.


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 each World Partner’s brochure page. In addition, most World Partner external websites also provide information on estimated additional expenses.