Funding Your Semester Abroad

The LMU Study Abroad Team understands that there are challenges related to funding a study abroad opportunity. We strive to make sure that our programming is as approachable financially as possible. This being said, the total cost of studying abroad varies by program and location.

Each online LMU program brochure contains a program costs section where you are able to view estimates of the tuition, program fee, and the inclusions. 

Study Abroad Budget Worksheet (Featured Semester Programs) 

In order to determine the approximate total cost of your study abroad program, consider your budget for the items listed within this Semester Budget Worksheet.  This is a list of possible expenses and is not meant to be all-inclusive. While this is a good tool to review expenses, we are not able to guarantee that this will be the final cost as many items are estimates. 

Here are some considerations when you are planning out your funding for the Semester Study Abroad Program:

  • Institutional aid from the Financial Aid Office (including grants, scholarships, LMU loans) is available during the semester term for featured programs ONLY.  Visit the Financial Aid Office for a list of As an LMU student, you are eligible to receive financial aid from the following programs during the semester you will be studying abroad provided that you have met all other eligibility requirements. The aid listed below is in correlation to each program. You must also have been offered the listed aid on your PROWL account in order to be eligible to receive funds. Please address any questions about the information in the chart with the LMU Financial Aid Office:

Additional Scholarships Available to You:

  1. The Study Abroad Financial Assistance Grant: The Study Abroad Financial Assistance Grant supports undergraduate students who have financial need and are participating in LMU and Featured Study Abroad Programs. The award is based on financial need and a project proposal. Grant amounts will vary and are placed directly into your student account to go towards the program fee. You may apply for this grant through the Study Abroad online portal.   

  2. Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship: The Gilman International Scholarship Program offers competitive scholarships for US undergraduate students at a 2-year or 4-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, this program requires both US citizenship as well as being a current recipient of a Federal Pell Grant. The deadline for Fall 2017 is March 7, 2017. APPLY NOW

  3. Visit the Scholarship and Grants section for information on additional scholarships.