Budgeting and Aid

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One of the most pressing issues that parents and students are concerned with is cost: how much will it cost to study abroad?

While this can be an intimidating process, if you keep in mind all of the different options presented to you, cost can be projected to include every expense, in addition to keeping a trip as cost efficient as possible. This page provides you with information on making cost a manageable endeavor, so that you can focus on the more exciting aspects of studying abroad.

When you decide to study abroad, you will meet with our office to complete a cost sheet, available for download from the online application. This cost sheet is used to project costs for your ENTIRE study abroad experience, with the hope of leaving no hidden costs or fees.

Some key things that will affect your cost:
  1. Destination - Where you go affects how much it will cost.
  2. Provider - Some providers are more expensive than others, because they provide additional excursions for no cost.
  3. When - The time you go will affect how much it costs. Summers are generally cheaper than Semesters, BUT, there is no financial aid associated with summer sessions.
  4. Stockton will only charge you a $200 application fee; the rest of your planned spending during a semester (only) can be applied towards studying abroad.

Different Costs
There are Study Abroad experiences to fit every student's budget, from as close as semester cost at Stockton to more pricer options.

Average Semester Costs
Studying abroad can cost anywhere from $13,000 to the low $20,000. The majority of programs will cost between $16,000-$18,000 per semester.

Average Summer Costs
Studying abroad can cost anywhere from $6,000 to $9,000 for a summer session.

Included in Your Costs
Tuition Fees, Airfare, Room, Living Expenses, Spending Cash, Laundry, Books, Travel Money, and more!

This is given to you in a neat easy to understand breakdown when you have your meeting to complete the cost sheet. To make this appointment, email us today!

Keep in Mind
The cost of your semester will vary depending if you are on campus or off campus; however, Stockton does not collect money from you during your abroad, all of that money is spent on studying abroad.

Example: If it costs you $13,500 for a semester at Stockton for tuition, fees and room & board, then that amount can be put towards the semester abroad!

Abroad Estimate:    $17,000*
Campus Estimate:  $13,000*
Estimate Left:          $4,000*
*(this is an estimate. Please meet with our Advisor for more accurate costs)

All of our providers offer discounts and scholarships that can help alleviate the costs of studying abroad.  See more information below. 

Any financial aid that you may be declining could potentially be applied towards study abroad as well. Check with Financial Aid for more information.

There are additional private loans you may take out as well. Contact Financial Aid for more information.

Scholarship & Funding

Students often are concerned about how they will fund their experiences abroad. Remember, if you are taking coursework for credit, most financial aid awards can be used abroad. To cover any gaps in funding, you should research and apply for scholarships. Providers, such as AIFS, CIEE, CIS, etc., typically offer scholarships and travel grants.There are also national programs such as the Fulbright, Boren and Gilman awards. Last, students have also raised funds through GoFundMe pages and other creative means. At Stockton, we offer two scholarships, the Office of Global Engagement award and the Stockton Foundation Study Abroad scholarship. You can apply for one or both of these scholarships when you complete your Sockton application.

The scholarships offered by Stockton University will appear on the online application as Section I and Section II. All students are eligible to apply for the scholarship under Section I. Students eligible for Section II must complete both Sections I and II of the application.

The Office of Global Engagement Scholarship (Section I)

The Office of Global Engagement (OGE) award amounts vary according to the type of travel. For short term faculty led programs, the amounts range from $300 to $500. For semester programs, they range from $600.00 to $1000.00. All students are eligible and encouraged to apply. 

To be considered for an award, you must submit a screenshot of your financial aid package, if applicable, and an essay of 500-750 words demonstrating why you want to go abroad and addressing the following points:

  1. how the abroad experience relates to your personal/professional goals;
  2. how the award will make a difference in your ability to go abroad;
  3. how the experience might positively impact those close to you; and
  4. how you will share your experience with other Stockton students. 

The Stockton University Foundation Scholarship for Education Abroad (Section II)

The Stockton University Foundation Scholarship for Education Abroad is available to students who have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 and who are studying abroad for a semester. The award amount is $500.00. 

To be considered for this award, you must complete the additional Section II of the scholarship application. Under Section II, you will be asked to provide the following information:

  1. Name and amounts of current scholarships;
  2. awards and other recognition for community service, leadership, extracurricular activities,  etc.; and
  3. descriptions of community service activities with dates of service.

Application Process

The scholarship application is built into the online global opportunities application.  You will be required to provide proof of GPA, your Stockton Z number and a screenshot of your financial aid package, if applicable. The essay may be written directly in the application or copy and pasted or uploaded into the application. 

The deadlines for the Study Abroad scholarships:

  • Spring Study Abroad: Rolling-the 2nd Sunday of November
  • Summer Study Abroad: Rolling-the 2nd Sunday of March
  • Fall Study Abroad: Rolling-the 2nd Sunday of March
  • Faculty-Led Program: Applications must be received no later than two weeks after being approved for the course by the instructor (permission-of-instructor (POI)).
AIFS Study Abroad

IFS recognizes the challenges today’s students face with meeting the cost of their education. We believe a study abroad experience is an essential component of well-rounded university education and we are committed to providing financial assistance to as many students as possible in support of their goal to study abroad. AIFS funding, combined with other sources of financial support you can access, will help make study abroad attainable.
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API awards approximately $500,000 in study abroad scholarships annually ranging from $250 -$1,000 per student.
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CEA scholarships are open to all CEA program participants who meet the eligibility requirements; their objective is to aid students in subsidizing the cost of their study abroad program.
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CIEE has made it our mission to help every student who wants to study abroad have access to this life-changing experience. Toward this end, we offer a range of college study abroad scholarships and grants for students on our college study abroad programs. Check out the links here for eligibility requirements and award details.

At CISabroad, we want to make sure study abroad is affordable for you. Our program prices are some of the lowest you’ll find and we also offer study abroad scholarships and financial aid counseling. We'll help you study or intern abroad without breaking the bank!
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There is a list of scholarships and grants offered to students participating in one or more ISA program. Please see each scholarship description for eligibility requirements, application materials and required documents. Students selected for awards will be notified approximately six weeks after the scholarship application deadline.

Visit the ISA Eligibility Requirements & Scholarship Application for more information on eligibility, scholarship availability, and application instructions. 


Semester at Sea

Students do not necessarily need to qualify for standard forms of financial aid (such as Pell Grants) on their home campuses to be eligible for scholarships. Applicants are strongly encouraged to file the FAFSA and submit the Student Aid Report to ISE along with tax returns from the most recent tax year and any supplemental information that might be helpful in our review. International students are welcome to apply for any ISE scholarships.
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SAI Programs
SAI is pleased to offer scholarships to deserving students each academic year, open to all SAI participants who meet the eligibility requirements. 
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The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. Such international exchange is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.
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Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.
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The Stockton Foundation has a separate scholarship for study abroad. To apply, click here.

There are several external scholarships that you may apply for.  Check back here periodically for links:

Fund For Education Abroad

Additionally, each of our approved providers have scholarships and discounts based on variables such as how early you apply, bringing a friend, etc. Please check with your provider for more details.

Fund My Travel

Planning your next volunteer, study or adventure program abroad? Create your own Travel Campaign and start raising funds now!