Study Abroad Financial Information
For approved programs, students pay tuition to Berry. Berry will then pay tuition to the institution abroad.
In the rare case that the institution abroad has a higher tuition than Berry, students are responsible for paying the difference.
Students pay the following additional fees:
- $300 deposit toward study abroad semester tuition
- program application fees and any deposits
- postage for any applications or mailings
- program housing and meals
- insurance (if program does not include insurance, students are required to purchase a policy from iNext Insurance through the IP Office). Click here for iNext enrollment form.
- books, materials fees and personal expenses
- passport and visa
- any other required program fees
Students participating in ISEP exchange programs pay Berry tuition and Berry standard room and unlimited meal plan fees, among others; Berry will cover the application fee for exchanges only.
Students may use their Berry financial aid for one experience of Education Abroad on a direct/paid program. This includes tuition remission. For a 2nd experience, students must apply to an ISEP or other exchange program, or they may apply as a transient and pay costs out of pocket. Students may also study an entire academic year abroad on an exchange program.
Normally, academic aid applies to study abroad semester programs; however, it is the student's responsibility to confirm with Financial Aid which of their awards may be applied to study abroad.
International Programs has study abroad scholarships available for summer and semester terms abroad. The scholarship competition is held at the beginning of each spring semester for the following entire academic year.
Students wishing to participate in a non-approved program may do so in one of two ways. First, they may register as transient and pay the program directly. There is no access to Berry institutional aid for studying abroad as a transient student. Or students may petition the International Programs Committee to approve a new program. Contact the IP Director for more information.
Financial Aid for Study Abroad: An Undergraduate Student’s Resource
Check out these tips for studying abroad economically!
Download the handout on fundraising.
ISA's list of Financial Aid Resources
Information on money from the Center for Global Education
International Programs awards Berry College scholarships for semester and summer study. Deadline early spring. See our Scholarship Competition information.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, Berry deadline for Spring 2015: September 22, 2014
Boren Awards for International Study
Phi Kappa Phi scholarship (membership not required) Deadline: April 1, 2014
Fund for Education Abroad, 2014-2015 academic year Deadline: TBA
The Sara's Wish Scholarship Foundation
Fund for International Service Learning
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Search for other scholarships:
Michigan State University scholarship resource page