Costs, Aid and Scholarships

Whether it’s in Germany or Japan, Russia or Croatia, your experience in a foreign classroom will prepare you to compete in a global society. Simply put: it’s a priceless addition to your résumé.

The cost for each program generally includes housing, round-trip transportation, visa fees and program administration expenses. Meals, books, passport fees and extra travel are not included. Program costs are subject to change, check in with the Education Abroad staff to know exactly what you are paying for.

 

How much will my program cost?

To view detailed costs of each specific program, please visit the Programs section and the specific program's page.

 

When you learn abroad, you will pay similar types of costs that you encounter during a term at St. Cloud State (instructional costs ("tuition" for your program), housing costs, food costs, health insurance, transportation, etc.). However, there are a few additional costs that you may have when learning abroad. Following are examples of some of these costs.

  • $75 application fee
  • Airfare
  • Passport and/or visa
  • Immunizations
  • Personal spending money (travel, etc.)

You can view our cost comparison sheet to compare the costs of going abroad and being on campus. If program costs are unclear, contact educationabroad@stcloudstate.edu for more information. If you are participating in a non-St. Cloud State program, you will need to contact your education-abroad provider for a breakdown of your expenses.

 

Meet with a Financial Aid Counselor

If you plan to use financial aid, you need to know exactly what aid you will be able to use for your program, especially if you are going on a summer program. Meet with the Financial Aid Office to discuss your options.

  • Aid does not always breakdown the way you think it should.
  • Aid has maximum amounts and sometimes will not be enough to cover your entire program.
  • You need to take 6 credits in summer to obtain financial aid in summer

Please visit the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid website for more information, or contact their office directly at 320-308-2047 or 1-877-654-7278.

 

Search for SCSU Scholarships

Use the SCSU scholarship search engine to find a scholarships you could be eligible for:

 

Scholarships Available

A number of education abroad scholarships are available at St. Cloud State, each varying in the amount they provide and the criteria necessary for award. If you'd like more information, please stop into our office.

Application for Education Abroad Office Scholarship:

Download Application

Charles and Bonnie Graham Scholarship for International Study

Award Criteria:

Must be a full-time student at SCSU

  1. Must be a full-time student at SCSU with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  2. Must be a junior or senior
  3. Have been accepted to an education abroad program

 

Deadline:

  • Fall: May 1

To Apply:

Students must submit the completed scholarship application form located in the Education Abroad Office, a transcript and a one-to-two page typed essay on why they want to learn abroad and what they hope to gain from their education abroad experience.

Edith Jorgensen Memorial Scholarship

Award Criteria:

  1. Must be a full-time student at SCSU
  2. Have been accepted to an education abroad program
  3. Are planning to return to SCSU as a student, unless the education abroad term is the last term before graduation
  4. Have a GPA of 3.25 or higher

Deadline:

  • Fall: May 1
  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer: March 1

To Apply:

Applicants must submit the completed Scholarship Application Form a one-page essay addressing why they expect the education abroad program to be an important experience for them and how they see this experience helping them with their academic, career and personal goals as well as a transcript.

Hazel B. Hansen International Studies Scholarship

Award Criteria:

  1. Must be a U.S. citizen
  2. Must have been accepted in an SCSU education abroad program
  3. Must be a St. Cloud State University student
  4. Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  5. Recipient must send at least two letter to Ms. Hansen's relatives during the award term

Deadline:

  • Fall: April 1

To Apply:

Applicants must submit the completed Scholarship Application Form a one-to-two page, typewritten essay on what they hope to accomplish during their overseas experience and how they see their experience helping them in their occupational and personal goals as well as a transcript.

William John Wester Memorial Scholarship in British Studies; Alnwick, England

Award Criteria:

  1. Must be a full-time student at SCSU
  2. Must be enrolled in the British Studies Program (Alnwick) for fall semester
  3. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  4. Recipients must send at least two letters to Mr. and Mrs. Dolan (parents of Mr. Wester) during scholarship period

Deadline:

  • Fall: May 1

To Apply:

Applicants must submit the completed Scholarship Application Form a one-page essay addressing why they expect the education abroad program to be an important experience for them and how they see this experience helping them with their academic, career and personal goals as well as a transcript.

G.R. Herberger Education Abroad Scholarship; Business

Award Criteria:

  1. Must have a GPA of 2.65 or higher
  2. One-to-two page essay
  3. Must be admitted to pre-business or business major

Deadline:

  • Fall: April 1
  • Spring: November 1

To Apply:

For more information, contact Diane McClure, djmcclure@stcloudstate.edu, in CH 229.

Application

Global Horizons; Business

Award Criteria:

  1. Must be pre-business, business major or minor
  2. GPA must be 2.65 or admitted into major/minor
  3. Participating in a SCSU Education Abroad Program
  4. Demonstrate financial need for scholarship
  5. Provide 2 references that are willing to be contacted during the evaluation process
  6. Recipients are not required to be Global Horizons members.

Deadline:

  • Fall: April 1
  • Spring: November 1

To Apply:

For more information, contact Diane McClure,djmcclure@stcloudstate.edu, CH 213.

Application

Arthur and Barbara Grachek Education Abroad Scholarship; Communication Studies

Award Criteria:

  1. Must be a full-time student at SCSU
  2. Currently enrolled and intends to return following the Education Abroad experience
  3. Pursuing a major or minor in Communication Studies
  4. Enrolled in one of SCSU’s education-abroad programs
  5. Has a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  6. Must write a one-page essay describing what the applicant plans to accomplish in the education abroad program and how this experience will help the student achieve personal, professional and educational goals

Deadline:

  • Fall: April 1

To Apply:

For further information, contact the Department of Communication Studies, Riverview 117, 320-308-2216.

Barbara J. Bloomer Education Abroad Scholarship; Ingolstadt, Germany

Award Criteria:

  1. Must be currently enrolled as an SCSU student or as an enrolled SCSU student in the previous two years, with the intent to return to SCSU after learning abroad.
  2. Acceptance into an SCSU education-abroad program
  3. Enrolled in teacher education and planning to teach a foreign language or ESL
  4. Must have a CGPA of 3.0 or higher
  5. Must be eligible for financial assistance

Primary preference will be given to students enrolled in the Ingolstadt German Studies Program. If no applicant meets the criteria, students planning to teach ESL may apply and will be considered. Contact Foreign Languages, Lawrence Hall 113.

Marjorie Deakin Memorial Scholarship; Alnwick, England

Award Criteria:

  • Must be a full time student at SCSU
  • Must be enrolled in the British Studies Program (Alnwick).
  • Are planning to return to SCSU as a student, unless the education abroad term is the last term before graduation.

Deadline:

  • Fall: May 1

To Apply:

Applicants must submit an essay addressing why they want to learn abroad and what they hope to gain from the experience. Special consideration will be given to students expressing financial need.

Application

Brenda Danielson Glatzmaier Memorial Scholarship; Alnwick, England

Award Criteria:

  • Must be a full-time student at SCSU
  • Must be enrolled in the British Studies (Alnwick) program for fall
  • Must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Have demonstrated volunteerism prior to receiving the scholarship
  • Have financial need

Deadline:

  • Fall: May 1

To Apply:

Applicants must submit a transcript and a one-page essay stating why they want to learn abroad. Essay should describe their community volunteerism and explain what they hope to gain from their education abroad experience.

Application

James E. O'Neill Grant; for International Study of Spanish

Award Criteria:

  • Both grants are designed for SCSU students who are accepted as Spanish majors or minors and who have completed Spanish 301 or its equivalent.
  • Must hold an overall GPA of 3.00 or higher.
  • Have been accepted for international study in a Spanish-speaking country, either through an SCSU International Study Program or another university's program in a Spanish-speaking country.

To Apply:

Recipients will be determined by the faculty of the Spanish Section acting as a committee of the whole. Contact Foreign Languages, Lawrence Hall 113.

 

Wallace and Violet Melin Scholarship

Award Criteria:

  • SCSU student in sophomore, junior or senior standing.
  • Enrolled in an SCSU Education Abroad program to Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, China, Mynmar, Indonesia, Malaysia or Cambodia.

To Apply:

Contact the Education Abroad office for more details

Application

 

Outside Scholarships

There are many scholarships available through other organizations that can be used to help find international study. Additional scholarships can be found through our website, internet search engines, and the following:

 

How do I pay for it? The answers to your financial questions.

When do I have to pay for my Education Abroad program?

All program and tuition costs for Education Abroad programs must be met prior to your program leaving, or financial aid must be accepted to cover the total costs of the program including tuition.

Does financial aid apply to Education Abroad programs?

Yes—most financial aid you currently receive, including scholarships, grants and loans, can be applied toward your Education Abroad experience. On some semester-long programs, students are even eligible to have student employment on faculty led programs while they are abroad.

I am not a St. Cloud State student. Can I apply my financial aid to the program fee?

This depends—contact your school’s financial aid office to arrange a consortium agreement. You’ll also need to provide the Education Abroad Office a copy of your financial aid letter along with the procedures for transferring funds to St. Cloud State. Check with your school's Education Abroad office for other requirements.

What do I do if I need to cancel from the program?

Your cancellation must be done in written form, so you'll need to fill out the Cancellation Form in the Education Abroad Office (Lawrence Hall G08).

Are their cancellation fees if I withdraw?

Students are responsible for paying any unrecoverable costs that have been paid by the Education Abroad Office; this could include airfare, tour costs, visa costs, and any other costs paid out for the program on the students’ behalf. If the student cancels within 60 days of departure, an additional fee of $250.00 will be assessed.

Flights and tour companies are typically purchased three months or more ahead of the scheduled departure and are many times non-refundable. Please check into buying travel insurance for unexpected events which may occur as you are responsible for the airline tickets, tour costs and any program expenses we have paid out on your behalf after you have applied for the program.

 

 

 

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