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Fees and Deposits

Our Education Abroad applications have a $75 application fee that is due during the application phase. Semester Abroad applications have a $300 program deposit that is also due during the application phase. Accepted Summer Abroad applications must submit a $350 program deposit that is due within 1-2 weeks of acceptance in order to secure their space in the program.

Students with demonstrated financial need should inquire about the waiver and deferral process for these costs.

The application fee and program deposit are non-refundable.  Once a student has submitted the program deposit or has received approval for a program deposit deferment, the student is deemed to agree to enroll in the program which was applied to.

Program Budgets

Each Education Abroad program has a Budget Sheet that explains all of the costs for that program. The Budget Sheet separates Billable Costs, costs you pay to Emory, and Non-billable Costs, out-of-pocket costs. This information will help you develop an accurate budget associated with your education abroad program.

After you are registered in study abroad courses in OPUS, you will be able to see the billable costs in your Emory student account. If you paid a program deposit to Emory as part of your application, it will appear as a credit. Prior to the start of the term, you will receive a bill from Emory, which will be due according to the Student Accounts and Billing Office regular due dates for fall (August), spring (January), or summer (May) terms. You can pay your education abroad bill via OPUS or by contacting Student Accounts and Billing, as you normally would for on-campus classes.

You will not receive a paper bill, and you must access your student account through OPUS. Through the guest access program, you can give your parents (or other trusted persons) permission to pay bills online.

If you have any questions about financial aid, loans, or scholarships, including questions about how to make payment or about any balances due on your account, please contact the Student Accounts and Billing Office.

For some programs, additional fees will be paid directly to the host institution and/or program provider by the student. Non-billable expenses may arise prior to your program's start or during your program.  Examples of these costs are:

  • airfare
  • visa application
  • housing
  • meals

Each student may have very different personal spending habits, so these out-of-pocket expenses can vary widely between students. Keep in mind that it is possible to study abroad on a budget.


Accessing Budget Sheets

  1. Open for your program's brochure page. Program brochure pages can be found through our program search page.
  2. Navigate to the Costs and Funding section on the program brochure page.
  3. Select the appropriate semester's Budget Sheet.


Registration and participation in an Education Abroad program is contingent upon satisfying all financial obligations. Any prior term balance must be paid in full before payments will be applied to the Education Abroad program fees, deposits, and/or tuition. Payment is due by the Education Abroad program payment deadline.

Failure to meet the payment deadline will result in cancellation of students' enrollment in the Education Abroad program. Students may view their accounts on OPUS or contact Student Accounts and Billing Office for any questions about their account balance.


The $75 application fee is non-refundable. The $300 deposit for Semester Abroad is non-refundable unless a student is not accepted into their chosen study abroad program. The $350 deposit for Summer Abroad is non-refundable.

If a student is dismissed from the program, no refund will be issued.

The Office of International and Summer Programs must often undertake substantial financial commitment on behalf of students prior to the beginning of study abroad programs. Students are responsible for any unrecoverable expenses incurred by Emory on their behalf.

Such expenses incurred by Emory will be deducted from any refund that a student is otherwise entitled to receive in connection with a semester/year study abroad program. The refund amount will be adjusted to reflect financial obligations Emory has incurred on behalf of the student.

Cancellation Date Penalty

After the Semester Abroad program start date, tuition refunds are also subject to the Emory College tuition adjustment schedule. See also the Emory College withdrawals policy.

If the cancellation date for a Summer Abroad program is:

  • On or before March 15: Students forfeit only the deposit;
  • Between March 16 & March 31: Students forfeit the deposit and 25% of the program fee;
  • Between April 1 & 2 weeks before the program start date: Students forfeit deposit and 50% of the program fee;
  • Between 2 weeks before program start date & the program start date: Students forfeit the deposit and 100% of the program fee.
  • After the program start date: Students forfeit the deposit and 100% of the program fee; tuition refunds are also subject to the Emory College tuition adjustment schedule.

Financial Aid

If you are enrolled in a semester study abroad program, you can utilize all the same financial aid that you would qualify for on campus. Students are also eligible to apply for additional scholarships internally through Emory or through outside opportunities.

Since students in Emory programs remain fully registered at Emory, they receive institutional financial aid and scholarships, in addition to most state and federal aid. The Financial Aid Office will reassess your need, based on the actual cost of studying abroad, and will make appropriate awards up to, but not exceeding, the amount you would have received during a regular semester at Emory.

Grants are usually money that does not need to be repaid, based on talent, financial need, or affiliation. Examples includes the following:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
  • Emory University Grants
  • Georgia Tuition Equalization/HOPE Grant
  • Georgia Student Incentive Grant
  • Georgia Governor's Scholarship
  • United Methodist Ministerial Scholarships
  • Student Courtesy Scholarships

OISP Federal Work Study Replacement Grant

The determination of the OISP Federal Work Study (FWS) Replacement Grant will be based on the term award amount of the student’s Federal Work Study award. The OISP FWS Replacement Grant will swap out dollar for dollar of the Federal Work Study for the term. You must be awarded Federal Work Study in order to qualify for the OISP FWS Replacement Grant.

Please contact your financial aid advisor for further details about your eligibility.

Loans are available from various sources, including federal and state governments, the University, and private lenders. When you take out a student loan, you must pay it back - even if you do not complete your education. Examples include the following:

  • Federal Perkins Loans,
  • Emory University Loans,
  • Federal Subsidized Stafford Loan,
  • Emory Eagle Loan,
  • Unsubsidized Stafford Loan,
  • United Methodist Student Loans,
  • and Federal PLUS Loans.

If you are intending to use a loan to finance your summer education abroad program, you should start the application process as soon as possible after acceptance to the program.

Approval of the loan must be received by the Office of Financial Aid no later than the summer payment deadline; otherwise, your participation on the program may be jeopardized if your program is not paid in full by this deadline.


There are extensive funding opportunities for study abroad, including both internal Emory scholarships and external study abroad scholarships. Plan ahead and apply for scholarships to support your education abroad plans.

Below you will find a list of some of the scholarships to support study abroad. Please note that this list is not exhaustive, there are many scholarships to support your education abroad plans. You can find other scholarships by googling the location you are going to, the academic area you will be studying, or based on your personal identities or affiliations.