Costs, Scholarships, & Financial Aid
Tuition & Financial Aid
When students attend Drexel Sponsored Study Abroad, their Drexel tuition and financial aid remain the same. For Drexel Sponsored programs all of a student's financial aid, scholarships and loans apply. There is even a position funded by Federal Work Study funds that allows students to earn money while abroad!
For more information about Independent Study Abroad programs (non-Drexel sponsored programs), view our program list [PDF].
Estimated Costs of Study Abroad
In addition to tuition, students are responsible for costs such as: round-trip airfare, housing, food, living expenses, local transportation, travel, and entertainment. These costs are higher for some programs and lower for others, depending on the cost of living and location.
Pro tip: calculate the normal on-campus expenses of housing, food, books, living expenses, local transportation, and entertainment in Philadelphia. Then compare those expenses with the expenses overseas, and you will find that the actual net cost of studying abroad is less than expected!
There are many scholarships, both need based and merit based, to help fund a study abroad experience. Students are encouraged to exhaust all possible resources in searching for study abroad scholarships and contact the Study Abroad Office for feedback before applying.
Study Abroad Scholarships List
Read about scholarship recipients and their experiences abroad on the interactive map below!
Work Study Student Journalist Position
Our office understands the financial restraints of studying abroad and that getting a job abroad is not always an option. That’s why we have a work study position for students studying abroad on our full time programs. Upon acceptance to the program applied to, students can complete an application to be a Work Study Journalist. This position is ONLY open to those with work study funds. Students without these funds won’t be considered.
The position entails writing two blog entries each week. Each entry is worth a total of three hours. We encourage our journalists to focus on their experiences of the program they are doing. While it is fun to see students’ weekend travels, we want the focus of the blog to be about the program.
The number of positions are limited, so it’s a good idea to not rush through the application as we do take them seriously when choosing our journalists. Our decision is based on a writing sample, work study eligibility, and the program the student is going on.
View our Student Blogs.
In the case that a student has a change of plans for personal, academic, or family issues, they are permitted to withdraw their application before acceptance, decline their acceptance into the program prior to deposit, or withdraw from the program after confirming their acceptance. The Study Abroad Refund Policy outlines the financial liability of students, depending on the exact time period they withdraw from the program.
Refund Policy 2017 [PDF]
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