Financial Aid for Study Abroad

Please consult with your financial aid counselor and refer to the Study Abroad Guidelines to determine the portability of your financial aid package. After you have been approved to study abroad by our office and accepted into your chosen study abroad program, we will send you a Financial Worksheet that estimates the cost of your semester abroad.

Fordham per-term tuition charges cover Fordham in London, Fordham in Granada, and Ubuntu: Pretoria Service-Learning semester programs and Exchange Programs’ tuition. Given the student’s continuing eligibility, all Fordham financial aid will be portable for these programs except room-specific aid, work-study, and Metro Grants. Tuition Remission, Tuition Exchange, and FACHEX will continue in place for the programs mentioned above.

For Partner Study Abroad programs:

Portable Aid: Fordham Financial aid will be prorated, it cannot exceed the actual aid the student would be eligible for if in attendance at Fordham, and is subject to the following caps: 1) up to $5,000 per semester for full year study at sponsored programs; 2) up to $3,000 per semester for one-term study at sponsored programs in Africa, the Far and Middle East, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, and Latin America; 3) up to $2,250 per semester for one-term study at all other sponsored programs.

Non-Portable Aid: Tuition benefits obtained through FACHEX, Tuition Exchange and Tuition Remission are not portable for these other programs. Metro Grants, room-specific aid and work-study are also not portable.

For all study abroad programs, as long as all eligibility requirements are met, students eligible for a Pell Grant, a New York State TAP grant or student loans can apply this aid toward their study abroad charges.

Students who receive VA benefits for tuition: VA will continue to pay for net tuition and fees as they would at Fordham (net tuition is tuition less any scholarships you receive) and does not cover any Study Abroad specific charges (Study Abroad Participation Fee, Study Abroad Application Fee, Study Abroad Deposit, Study Abroad Housing, Study Abroad Program Fee). In general, the VA only covers fees that ALL Fordham students are charged ( I.e. general fee, technology fee). You will continue to receive your monthly housing stipend based upon the Fordham zip code.

*VA will only cover Study Abroad-specific charges if study abroad is required for the student program or graduation.