Springfield College Policy on Billing for Study Abroad

The costs to study abroad through a Springfield College partner are similar to the costs of a semester on-campus at Springfield College.  The home billing policy for partner programs allows students to choose a program that furthers their individual academic and career goals without worrying about substantial differences in costs. Springfield College understands that there may be differences between the direct costs of study abroad programs and a semester on-campus. This is attributed to some study abroad programs and locations being more or less expensive than others.

The home billing policy for partner programs also allows the College and International Center to assist with all aspects of the study abroad process, including academic advising, application, financial aid, and pre-departure orientation.

Semester study abroad

Springfield College Partner Programs | Semester Tuition:

  • Students participating in a semester long program with one of the following partners are billed tuition from Springfield College:
    • API (Academic Programs International)
    • CIS (Center for International Studies)
    • TEAN (The Education Abroad Network)
    • The Umbra Institute
    • The American College of Norway
    • Hong Kong Baptist University
    • York St. John
    • University of Limerick
  • Upon acceptance, a $500 deposit is due to confirm participation.  Scholarships and financial aid packages typically apply in the same way while students are abroad on partner programs.

Non-partner Programs | Semester Tuition:

  • Students participating in a non-partner program approved by the International Center, will be billed directly by the program.  Students will NOT be charged tuition by Springfield College.  Therefore, scholarships and financial aid may not apply in the same way that it does when a student is on campus.

Other Expenses & Financial Aid:

  • Housing and meal plans will NOT be billed by Springfield College.  Those fees will be billed to students directly by the program or host university.
  • Students are responsible for all personal expenses related to study abroad, including but not limited to, optional activities and excursions, premium services and features, security or damage deposits, passport and visa costs, transportation, medical expenses, health insurance and round-trip airfare.
  • Please note that Federal Work Study does NOT apply to study off-campus or abroad.  In addition, students are NOT eligible for Tuition Exchange, Tuition Remission, housing awards or RA meal stipends.
  • Students are advised to meet with the Financial Aid Office to better understand how their scholarships and financial aid package may or may not apply to their semester abroad.

Summer and short-term options

Summer & Short-term Options | Springfield College

  • Springfield College frequently offers spring break trips, service trips and short-term faculty-led programs abroad that vary from year to year.  The fee to participate in these programs will be set by the program.  Participants will be billed by Springfield College for the program fee.  Participants may also be responsible for any non-billable expenses such as passport and visa fees, airfare, meals, health insurance and personal expenses.  Financial aid is typically NOT applicable to these programs.

Summer & Short-term Options | Partner and Non-partner Programs

  • There are a wide range of study abroad programs available during summer, January or during spring break.  The fees to participate in these programs will vary.  Participants are billed directly by the program and are responsible for paying all program fees and associated expenses.  Financial aid is typically NOT applicable to these programs.

Students are advised to meet with the Financial Aid Office to better understand how their financial aid package may or may not apply to their semester abroad.

Study Abroad Scholarships 

There are a number of national, program specific, or country-specific scholarships that can make study abroad more financially feasible, particularly for U.S. students receiving need-based aid.

  • Partner programs: Springfield College students are eligible to apply for scholarships through the College’s study abroad partners:
  • Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship: A program of the U.S. Department of State, this scholarship provides awards up to $5,000 during two cycles for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.
  • Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) Scholarships: Committed to increasing the opportunities for American students to participate in rigorous education-abroad programs by reducing financial restriction, FEA offers scholarships during two cycles with award amounts up to $5,000.
  • Go Overseas Scholarships: In addition to offering a range of scholarships each year for summer and semester programs, Go Overseas also offers study abroad scholarship guides.
  • Freeman-ASIA Scholarship: Provides scholarship award up to $5,000 for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.
  • Generation Study Abroad Excellence and Travel Awards (New Zealand):  Through Education New Zealand, students planning to study abroad in New Zealand can apply for $2,000 Travel Awards or $500 Excellence Awards during two application cycles.