Undergraduate Study Abroad

Financial Planning

Learn more about program costs, financial aid, budgeting, and billing.

Brown/CASA program cost estimates can be found on individual program pages. 

Students participating in non-Brown programs will find information about non-tuition related costs, such as housing, meals and books, in their host institution or study abroad program materials.

Study Abroad Fee Structure

All Brown students who study abroad for academic credit are charged Brown University tuition and Student Resources Fee while studying abroad.

The Corporation of Brown University established a fee structure for study abroad, allowing all eligible students to study abroad on essentially the same terms as on-campus study. As a result, all students will be charged Brown University tuition ("Home School Tuition") and student resources fee while studying abroad for academic credit.

This fee structure reflects the University’s belief that all Brown undergraduates — including those receiving university scholarships — should have the opportunity to study abroad. Students can apply their financial aid awards — including Brown scholarships — toward the cost of a study abroad program if all financial aid application requirements are met.

Additional Information

Information on payments and additional costs associated with study abroad.
Information regarding billing and the application of University refund policies to study abroad.
Knowing the non-tuition fees and estimated on-site costs for your program will help you determine whether your semester abroad will cost less or more than a semester on campus.
Financial aid can be applied toward the cost of a semester or year-long study abroad program if all financial aid application requirements are met.
The Airfare Assistance Program is intended to assist Brown students with demonstrated financial need who do not have the immediate funds to cover the costs of airfare for their study abroad program.  
In addition to your financial aid package, there are funding sources both within and outside the University. Below you will find a sampling of available funding resources. For further information please speak with your study abroad advisor.