Financial Aid Policies Handbook

Off-Campus Study for students who matriculated before July 1st, 2015

Financial Aid and Billing

When you study off-campus on an approved program, you will be charged the actual tuition and program fee assessed by the program you have chosen, and it will be billed through your CC student account. You can find this information on the program's website, as it varies by program, school, and country.

Colorado College will provide the same proportion of financial aid that you receive at CC to follow you on all semester or year-long off-campus study programs that the College offers or approves. 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 revised actual 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 Study Abroad Cost Information 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.

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. 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.

Off Campus Study for students who matriculated after July 1st, 2015

Home School Tuition Policy

Students who began their matriculation at Colorado College after July 1, 2015 (first year students, winter start students, transfer students) will continue to pay the same Colorado College tuition when studying off-campus for a semester or a year on an approved program, instead of paying the actual tuition cost assessed by the program or university abroad. This tuition structure is designed to make off-campus study available to all our undergraduates and is similar to the policy of many selective liberal arts colleges.

Under the Home School Tuition Policy, students will pay the same tuition cost for the semester, whether studying at Colorado College or off-campus. The program fee (sometimes called room & board) of the program they choose will be assessed to their CC student account instead of Colorado College room and board. Off-campus study program fees vary by program and may include room and board, field trips, entry fees, etc. Check with your program for details about this.

Students with financial aid approved to participate in off-campus study will continue to be eligible for this support, in the same proportion of coverage that they receive while studying on campus at Colorado College. There are additional expenses to consider and budget for when studying abroad, including airfare, passport and visa fees, immunizations, meals (if not included in program fee), textbooks, independent travel, and personal expenses. These are all considered in calculating your total cost of attendance for your semester abroad, and taken into consideration when calculating your aid award. You may use the Aid & Cost Calculation Worksheet for assistance in designing a budget for your study abroad and calculating total cost of attendance.

Financial aid is also often available directly from our off-campus study partners in the form of merit and need-based scholarships, and students should explore all these options well in advance, as well as applying for outside scholarships for study abroad. There is no longer an assessed Administrative Fee for Off-Campus Study.

For more information, International Programs Webpage.

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