Study Abroad Program Fees
Students who study abroad through a college-approved program are billed through Jewell for the program fee set by the study-abroad provider. For information on current program fees, visit the study-abroad provider website or contact the Center for Global Studies & Journey Grants. In addition, students who study abroad for either a semester or academic year will be charged a $250 administrative fee to help cover the costs of administering the study-abroad program.

Additional Study Abroad Expenses
When estimating the total cost of study abroad, you should consider not only the program fee, but also the out-of-pocket expenses you will incur prior to your departure and while abroad. These additional expenses will typically include the following:

  • Passport and visa fees
  • Medical examination and immunizations
  • Health/travel insurance
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Local ground transportation
  • Books and other supplies
  • Additional meals (applicable to programs where full board is not included in fees )
  • Personal expenses (toiletries, laundry, etc)
  • Independent travel expenses

Most programs will provide an estimate of these out-of-pocket expenses; however, it’s also useful to talk with recently returned students to get a sense of the “real” costs.

Jewell Financial Assistance for Semester or Year-Long Study
Study-abroad students who wish to be considered for financial assistance must apply through the same financial aid process as if they were studying on campus. All forms and deadlines remain the same. The Office of Financial Aid will award aid based upon the estimated cost of a student’s study-abroad program according to the following

Non-Institutional Aid

  • Most non-institutional financial aid (federal, state, corporate, etc.) will apply to all approved programs.
  • Non-institutional aid, such as student and parent loans, may be increased if the cost of the study-abroad
    program is greater than the cost of William Jewell.
  • Federal work study does not apply to study abroad, but may be replaced by loans for eligible students.
  • Non-institutional aid may apply to only one study-abroad experience.

Institutional Aid

  • Jewell scholarships and grants awarded for on-campus study do not apply to study abroad.
  • Eligible students may apply for a Jewell Journey Grant. Please see the Journey Grant webpage or contact the Center for Global Studies and Journey Grants for eligibility and application details.
  • Need-based study-abroad grants are available to help students with demonstrated financial need defray the costs associated with studying abroad. Applications are available from the Center for Global Studies & Journey Grants and are due to the Office of Financial Aid by March 1.

Jewell Financial Assistance for Summer Study
Institutional financial assistance is available to summer study-abroad students through the Journey Grant Program and the Hall Summer Academic Enrichment Program. Some summer students may also be eligible for additional non-institutional aid. As always, it is best to confirm financial aid eligibility with the Office of Financial Aid.