Study Abroad Financial Information
International Programs awards scholarships each spring. See our Scholarship Competition information. Click here for outside scholarships.
Check out these tips for studying abroad economically!
- 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:
- $500 deposit toward study abroad semester tuition
- program application fees and any deposits
- postage for any applications or mailings
- program room and board
- 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!
- 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.
Other Resources:National Scholarships
Berry deadline for spring 2013 Gilman scholarship: October 2, 2012. Deadline for fall 2013: March 1, 2013
Berry deadline for the 2013-2014 Boren scholarship: Deadline to be used after June 1, 2013 is February 13, 2013
Check out the Phi Kappa Phi scholarship! You need not be a PKP member, but get the facts. Deadline April 1, 2013
Fund for Education Abroad is offering scholarships for fall 2012, spring 2013 and summer 2013; deadline January 18, 2013
The Sara's Wish Scholarship Foundation
Financial Aid for Study Abroad: An Undergraduate Student’s Resource
Search for other scholarships:
Michigan State University scholarship resource page
Fund for International Service Learning has two scholarship periods per year: summer programs (applications accepted March 1 - April 15, award by first week in May); spring programs (applications accepted October 1 - November 15, award by the first week in December)
Information on money from the Center for Global Education.