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Paying for Study Abroad

CSU Faculty-Led Programs Payment Process

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We offer several options for you to make your payments once you have selected a study abroad program. All payments for study abroad programs are made through the Center for Global Engagement, located in the Schuster Student Success Center 117, and then processed by the Bursar's Office in University Hall.

Many departments have funding set aside for those studying abroad (Honors College, Servant Leadership, Classical & Modern Languages, etc). Make sure you let your academic advisor, organizations/clubs, family, and community know of your decision well in advance. You can often use your Financial Aid and Veteran Educational Benefits or Tuition Assistance during study abroad programs as well.

CGE Scholarship Guidelines & Grant Application Process 
Columbus State University offers grants and merit-based scholarships. Also, check out information on non-CSU options for funding your study abroad program.

Your Financial Aid & Study Abroad
Your financial aid package can often be applied toward study abroad costs, including HOPE, Pell, federal loans, etc. Visit the Financial Aid webpage for some tips or contact your Financial Aid Counselor. It is recommended that you check with Financial Aid and your Academic Advisor before applying to a study abroad program.

We recommend you use the following budget templates when deciding which program to participate in:
Study Abroad Template Budget (decide between multiple programs)
Study Abroad Program Template Budget

Fundraising is another option to assist with costs. Check out some helpful resources on how to get started and success tips.

Refunds and Withdrawals

For information on refunds and how to formally withdraw from a program please click here for the Withdrawal Form.