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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, financial aid, and managing expenses. If you still have questions or don't find what you're looking for, please don't hesitate to contact Krista Buda Bethel, Assistant Director of Study Abroad Financial Services.

Program costs & fees

  • Program costs
  • Northwestern Study Abroad Administrative Fee
  • Special fees charged by program sponsors

Pre-departure expenses

  • Application fees
  • Program deposits
  • Visas & consular fees
  • Airfare
  • Health insurance & immunizations

Billing & payments

  • Understanding your Northwestern invoice
  • Program sponsor invoices & non-NU charges
  • Refund policies

Financial aid

  • Need-based financial aid policies
  • Applying for financial aid
  • Summer scholarships
  • Loans & financing options
  • Northwestern faculty/staff educational assistance benefits

Outside scholarships & funding

  • Outside scholarship information and sources
  • Study abroad funding search engines and databases

Budgeting & accessing money abroad

  • Planning your estimated expenses and budget
  • Ways to access money
  • Interactive budget calculator