International Programs


Study Abroad

What is the cost of studying abroad?

The cost of study abroad varies significantly depending on the program, destination, and length of stay. It is important that you discuss your budget with your student to help them choose the right program.

All Federal financial aid and most Towson University scholarships can be used to pay for study abroad, whether it is a TU program/exchange or an affiliated program. Please see the information below about the steps needed in order to assure financial aid will be applied towards their program.

IMPORTANT: Tuition remission can only be applied to TU Exchanges.

TU Exchange

Billed by TU for tuition and fees. Housing is paid directly to the overseas institution. Students will either purchase their own food to cook in shared kitchens or be billed by the overseas institution for a meal plan. Tuition remission can be applied.

TU Program

Billed by TU for the cost of the program. Bill may also include housing and meals – refer to program website. If the program does not include meals, students are responsible for their own meals or purchasing their own food to cook in shared kitchens. If the program fee does not include housing, you will be billed by the overseas institution for housing. Tuition remission cannot be applied.

Affiliate Program Billed by the organization or university sponsoring the program. Please coordinate with the program regarding payment due dates.
Non-Affiliate Program (program or institution approved by petition) Billed by the organization or university sponsoring the program. Please coordinate with the program regarding payment due dates.

Study Abroad Fee

All students will be charged a study abroad fee*. The fee will show up on the student's account for the term in which they are abroad once they have been enrolled in the study abroad placeholder. The study abroad fee is: 

  • FALL/SPRING SEMESTER - $300
  • SUMMER/MINIMESTER/SPRING BREAK- $150

*Fees are subject to change

Tuition Deferred Payment Plans

If you normally use the Nelnet/e-Cashier Tuition Deferred Payment Plan to pay for tuition, you may be able to continue to use it for study abroad. If your bill is coming from Towson, simply contact the company to arrange for a new amount for the plan. If you will be receiving a bill from a study abroad program, contact the program and the Plan to make arrangements. Some programs may not accept Tuition Deferred Payment Plans.

 

Study Abroad Office
Rm. #408, Psychology Building
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-2451

Fax: 410-704-4703
Email: studyabroad@towson.edu

 

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