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Financial Aid and Billing

Semesters and Year-Long Off-Campus Study Programs: Colorado College will provide the same proportion of financial aid received at CC to follow students on  all  off-campus study programs that the College offers or approves: Colorado College semesters abroad, Exchange programs, ACM programs, and all Approved (third-party) programs. 

Students pay Colorado College the actual program costs for any off-campus study program that is on the college's list of off-campus study options. For students receiving aid, the Colorado College grants and scholarships will follow in the same proportion to the student's current CC grants and scholarships. For example, if Colorado College grants and scholarships typically provide 50% of a student's total cost of attendance at CC, the CC grants and scholarships will continue to provide the same proportion toward the cost of attendance of any program that costs less or the same as the same term of study at CC. If the off-campus program costs more than the CC does, then the College will not provide more than it would have to attend CC for that same academic duration.

You may use this Calculation Worksheet to figure out how much aid you are likely to receive towards your chosen off-campus study program. Schedule a meeting with the Financial Aid Office for additional review and information specific to your award package.

Blocks Off-Campus: There are different aid application processes for CC-led Blocks Off-Campus, both during the school year and in the summertime. Please consult directly with the Office of International Programs or CC Summer Session for information on applying for supplemental funding aid.
 

Billing for Off-Campus Study

All billing and payment for off-campus study are handled through your CC Student Account, with the exception of the initial confirmation deposit, for students participating in semester or year-long programs off-campus. Students are responsible for paying any confirmation deposit directly to the program (if this is a burden, and you receive financial aid from Colorado College, check with your CC Financial Aid advisor for options). Following the initial confirmation deposit, the tuition and program fee for your semester or year off-campus will be billed through your student account at CC, in accordance with the actual costs of the program.

All CC programs and exchanges are billed CC tuition costs.

Administrative Fee for Off-Campus Study

When students study off-campus on Approved (third-party) programs, they are not paying any Colorado College tuition, however, many offices still provide support and services to these students. In order to defray some of the costs of these services, students studying abroad on Approved programs will be assessed a $300 administrative fee, charged to a student's account.

Other Scholarships for Off-Campus Study

Other scholarships are available for off-campus study, including  the federally-funded Gilman and Boren scholarships. In addition, high need students (usually Federal Pell Grant-eligible) may apply for the Coit/Christian Johnson Scholarship.

For a list of other external scholarships you might qualify for, please click here.