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Budgeting Worksheet

This worksheet is intended to help students get an idea of the costs associated with study abroad. (Note: When entering amounts into the calculator, do not include commas.)

Tips for finding the figures for this calculator:

  • Program Costs: Study abroad program costs vary widely and may be considerably more or less expensive than the cost of studying at Northwestern. You can find cost estimates on your program page or on your study abroad program's website.
  • Study Abroad Administrative Fee: Most students who receive credit for study abroad at Northwestern pay the (SAAF).

Tuition & Fees

Room & board
Mandatory program fees
Program excursions
Supplemental course fees
Study Abroad Administrative Fee
Fixed Cost Total

Variable Expenses

International Travel

Passport & visa
Estimated round-trip airfare
Transportation to/from airport
HTH insurance

Personal Expenses

Books & course packets
Meals not included in program fee
Toiletries & laundry
Local travel (taxis, buses, subway)
Cell phone/internet/postage
Social Activities
Personal travel

Additional Costs

Variable Cost Total

Total Cost