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Money Matters

With proper planning, the Study Abroad Office can help students find a study abroad opportunity that fits into any budget. This section outlines many of the financial considerations of studying abroad, including costs and billing, financial aid, scholarships, and managing expenses. If you still have questions or don't find what you're looking for, feel free to get in touch with Krista Buda Bethel, Manager of Study Abroad Financial Services.

Program costs & fees

  • Program costs
  • Northwestern Study Abroad Administrative Fee
  • Supplemental fees charged by programs

Financial aid

  • Need-based financial aid
  • Financial aid package examples
  • Summer aid & scholarships
  • Loans & financing options
  • Northwestern faculty/staff educational assistance benefits

Pre-departure expenses

  • Application fees
  • Program deposits
  • Visas & consular fees
  • Airfare
  • Bridge Builder flight booking program
  • Health insurance & immunizations

Billing & payments

  • Academic year programs
  • Summer programs
  • Understanding your invoices
  • Program-specific money matters
  • Payment methods
  • Refund policies

Outside scholarships & funding

  • Outside scholarship information & sources
  • Northwestern department scholarships
  • Study abroad funding search engines & databases

Budgeting & accessing money abroad

  • Planning your estimated expenses and budget
  • Accessing money from abroad
  • Interactive budget calculator