Students studying abroad are often eligible for alternative scholarships and are encouraged to use these resources to reduce their financial burden. Some scholarships can be used to pay parts of tuition while others can be put toward flights or living expenses.
Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid
Fairfield University students who study abroad for a semester or year are charged Undergraduate Fairfield tuition. Where applicable, students will be charged Fairfield housing and Fairfield board rates. Fairfield University scholarships and aid, including Federal Funds, may be used towards your study abroad expenses for one semester. Athletic scholarships, FACHEX, tuition exchange and work-study monies are not eligible. A percentage of Dependent Grant-in-Aid may be used for study abroad tuition. Please contact Human Resources for details. With the approval of the Director of Study Abroad and the relevant department chair, Modern Language, International Business, and International Studies majors may use Fairfield University financial aid for two semesters abroad.
The Fairfield University Office of the Bursar will bill all Fairfield students studying abroad prior to the start of each term. The Monthly Tuition Payment Plan is available.
Payment for Fairfield University administered summer or short term programs are made directly to the Fairfield Office of Study Abroad.
The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and aims to diversity the kinds of students who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go by supporting undergraduates whose finances may have kept them from participating otherwise. This scholarship is only available to US undergraduates who are receiving Federal Pell Grants.
Boren Scholarships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Stamford World Affairs Forum Scholarship
The World Affairs Forum, based in Stamford, Connecticut, has established a scholarship program for deserving university students to encourage study abroad for those interested in pursuing an international career. The Norman Woodberry Scholarship will award up to $5,000 for a university student's study abroad experience.
Fairfield's Rotary Club - Service Above Self Scholarship
The purpose of the District 7980 Service Above Self is to award students who demonstrate high levels of service activity along with scholarship excellence. Service includes work at local or international levels. The value of the scholarship is $11,000 for the upcoming academic year for study domestically or abroad in undergraduate or graduate school.
Kiwanis Club & Rotary Club Scholarships
Many Kiwanis and Rotary clubs offer a variety of scholarships for students who wish to pursue international, service-oriented studies. Check with your local professional club for more information about scholarships or grants they may offer.