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Augustana students are often surprised to learn how affordable study abroad can be.  Study abroad programs can vary greatly in cost, depending on location, duration, currency exchange rate, and many other factors. Your study abroad advisor in the International Programs Office can help you identify study abroad programs that best fits your academic, personal and financial needs. 

Cost Estimate
Once you have identified programs you are interested in, the International Programs Office will develop a comprehensive cost estimate.  This cost estimate will include tuition, room and board, airfare, spending money, fees and ancillary costs (such as books and local transportation).

The Financial Aid Office staff will determine student financial aid eligibility according to the financial aid policy for study abroad and off-campus study.  Augustana scholarships and grants, if available, are typically available for approved semester and year-long study abroad or off-campus programs.

Students are also encouraged to investigate outside scholarships as a source of funding for study abroad.  Please note there are less scholarships available for January interim, spring break or summer study abroad.

International Programs Office Administrative Fee
All study abroad program participants will be charged a $150 International Programs Office Administrative Fee. This fee will appear on your student bill once you register for your study abroad program on your Augustana student portal. Please note: once you change your status to Committed in StudioAbroad, a $50 portion of  the $150 administrative fee will be charged to your Augustana account even if you do not participate in your study abroad program. 

Billing and Payment Policies

Augustana College has developed direct billing arrangements with all academic year and semester approved programs. In most cases, tuition, room and food costs for study abroad programs are billed directly to Augustana College. You will be notified by e-mail and a paper bill when the charges are added to your Augustana College student account. Billing and payment policies are described here.

Withdrawal and Refund Policy
The policies that govern withdrawal from a study abroad program vary from program to program. You may be liable for the entire program or course cost depending on the date of your official written notice of withdrawal.  Trip cancellation insurance is highly recommended for students with pre-existing medical conditions or other circumstances that may require withdrawing from a program or course unexpectedly. We recommend comparing coverage at www.insuremytrip.com.

The complete withdrawal and refund policy is described here.