Have you ever asked these questions: How much will my study abroad cost? Can I afford to study abroad? Use this guide to determine approximately how much a study abroad program will cost and how that cost compares to your term or year at UNL.
The "Expenses" chart below demonstrates the many different types of costs associated with studying abroad and helps you plan ahead. You may find this especially helpful once you have been accepted to a program and need to start preparing for specific payments and figuring out who and when to pay.
|Expenses||Amount||When Due/Owed||Paid Through MyRed||Paid Out-of-Pocket|
|Study Abroad Fee||$150.00||X|
*Not eligible to be paid using financial aid
Note: Summer costs may vary based on the length of the session and number of credits. This is also true of study abroad.
If you plan on requesting financial aid you will need to determine the cost of attendance for a study abroad program with the assistance of Education Abroad Office. You can obtain the necessary documentation from the Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid (Canfield Administration Room 17). The cost of attendance is the estimated full and reasonable cost of completing a full year as a full-time student. To determine the cost of attendance, add the expenses that are eligible for use from the above chart. Financial aid and scholarship questions should be directed to the Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid. EAO will answer questions regarding education abroad scholarships.
How do you determine if the education abroad program you have chosen is more expensive than your typical term or year at UNL? To start, you need to know how much your term or year at UNL costs. Listed here on the right is the current Cost of Attendance by Residency for UNL undergraduate students.
|2011-2012 Academic Year||UNL Resident||Non-Resident||International Students|
|Tuition & Fees**||$7,648.00||$19,932.00||$20,908.00|
|Books & Supplies||$1,020.00||$1,020.00||$1,040.00|
|Room & Board||$8,648.00||$8,648.00||$9,124.00|
**Based on 15 credit hours per semester
You can now compare the cost of your chosen study abroad program to a typical term or year at UNL.
Next, how do you determine if you have enough money to study abroad? You need to factor in the funding you have available for study abroad. You can use this to determine if you can study in your desired term or if you should continue planning for another term.
|Funding Sources||Amount||When Available|
|Frequent Flier Miles|
|Total Funding Sources|
Are your “Total Funding Sources” more or less than the "Total Expenses"? If your Total Funding Sources are equal or greater than your Total Expenses, then you have enough funding to study abroad in your desired term. If your Total Expenses are greater than your Total Funding Sources, you will need to acquire additional funding prior to studying abroad.