Program Costs

Students participating in a recognized St. Lawrence University Off-Campus program pay regular St. Lawrence University comprehensive fees. The comprehensive fee covers tuition, room and board, and program-integrated field components.

If you receive financial aid, your normal financial aid is applied. Contact the Financial Aid Office if you would like information about additional loans for extra costs associated with studying on this program.

The fee does not cover:

  • transportation to the program. There is an Airfare Assistance form included in the acceptance packet to assist with international flight costs. Students must have a current financial aid form on file to qualify.  In most cases, students must pay the first $750 of the airfare.
  • passport
  • visa
  • books
  • immunizations
  • independent travel
  • additional required health insurance

A non-refundable first payment of $500 is to be made upon acceptance. The remaining sum must be paid upon receipt of bills from St. Lawrence University. Participants in the program will have incurred responsibility for the full cost once they have formally accepted enrollment. Refunds will be made in accordance with the policy outlined in the St. Lawrence catalog, minus any money that has been paid out on behalf of the student.

The Center for International and Intercultural Studies (CIIS) has information from past participants on how much money they spent studying abroad, advice on how to save money and suggestions on what to pack and what to leave behind.

Students can apply for additional financial support from CIIS. You must complete the Additional Financial Aid form available in the online application by November 5 for Spring programs and April 5 for Fall/Year programs.

  • Applications for airfare assistance are found in the online application once the student is accepted to the program. Assistance is based on financial need.
  • CIIS administers some endowments (gifts to the university) which are designated for SLU student participants in our off-campus programs who need additional financial assistance.