While we want to make studying abroad/away as affordable as possible for our students
and to be accommodating as possible, a few rules are essential. It's important students
are aware of these policies. When a program application is submitted, be aware of
the guiding policy, so that misunderstandings can be avoided.
A $200 deposit and completed application paperwork is required to hold a student’s
space on a study abroad/away program.
After a student makes an initial deposit and completes the application paperwork in
Terra Dotta, the student will be contacted by the Study Abroad Office via AU email.
The SAO will then confirm if they are accepted into the program and give the required
next steps. All information provided in the online application to sign up is mandatory
to complete prior to acceptance. This is because there is critical information to
help guide the traveler on a variety of travel related concerns, including the financial
terms and conditions that govern study abroad and study away programs.
Your Financial Aid & Study Abroad/Away
Your financial aid package can often be applied toward study abroad costs, including
HOPE, Pell, federal loans, etc. Visit the Financial Aid webpage for some tips or contact
your Financial Aid Counselor. It is recommended that you check with Financial Aid
and your Academic Advisorbeforeapplying to a study abroad/away program.
We recommend you use our budget template when deciding which program to participate in. Fundraising is another option to assist
with costs. There are many resources on how to get started and success tips.
If you would like to request a Payment Extension please complete the following form via Docusign for SAO consideration. We try to
be flexible with the understanding that there is a timeline we must follow to pay
vendors. Usually, extensions can be granted for a couple of weeks past the payment
due date but will consider all requests on a case-by-case basis.
If a student decides they would prefer to travel to another destination at another
date and time they must check with the Study Abroad Office to see if this is allowable
(based on timing and space availability).
The deposit will be transferred if, and only if, both study abroad/away programs are
within the same fiscal year.
Deposits cannot be transferred to a program in a future fiscal year. No exceptions.