International Center Financial Matters
A Wabash student who is approved for Off-Campus Study will pay Wabash semester tuition and a $1,000 Off-Campus Study administrative fee. A few programs have tuition costs that are more expensive than Wabash tuition, and in these cases, the student will pay the difference (the amount above Wabash's tuition). It is the responsibility of the student to pay all other costs (housing, meals, airfare, books, etc.) to the appropriate off-campus study provider. The International Center will assist students in determining these costs and procedures.
Students will receive their usual Financial Aid package, up to the cost of Wabash education. (Please note: if you receive financial aid in the form of WISE hours, that aid would not apply for the semester you're off campus, since WISE requires on-campus employment.) Each student will be billed by the Business Office directly with appropriate Financial Aid subtracted.
WABASH COLLEGE OFF-CAMPUS STUDY FINANCIAL PROCEDURES
- Wabash College will bill you for the cost of Wabash tuition, plus a US$1,000 off-campus study fee, less your Financial Aid. If the program tuition exceeds Wabash tuition, you will be responsible for any amounts above Wabash tuition.
- The program provider will bill you for all non-tuition fees such as room, board, and standard miscellaneous program fees.
- You are responsible for payment of all room and board costs, standard miscellaneous fees, and all travel/excursion costs (International, local, or leisure) that are not otherwise included in the tuition costs for the program.
- In addition, you are responsible for all medical costs, medical insurance, incidentals, personal expenses, and souvenirs, etc. that are not otherwise included in the program's fees.
Amy Weir, Director of International Studies
Cathy VanArsdall, Controller
The administration of an Off-Campus Study program requires the time and support of many different college offices. Fees charged cover a variety of indirect costs, including but not limited to the following forms of administrative services provided by the Director of International Programs and other Faculty/Staff representatives:
- General orientation to off-campus study
- Passport and visa guidance
- Assistance with program selection
- Program advising and liaising
- Assistance with all aspects of course and program approval
- Processing of documents
- Transmission of required documents
- Processing of transcripts
- Recording of credits
- Credit transfer dispute resolution
- Processing of Financial Aid
- Assistance with billing
All application fees and deposits are the responsibility of the student. Deposits and scholarships from the program are usually subtracted from the billed cost by the program provider.
Students are advised to create a budget and make arrangements to have sufficient funds available to cover all estimated expenses, including extra travel and souvenirs.
It is the responsibility of the student to understand all of the above information, explain it to his parents, and to make it work for himself.
In addition to your Wabash financial assistance, there are other possible sources of aid for off-campus study, depending upon your proposed destination and other factors.
Scholarships are offered by many program providers. Be sure to request that they be applied to your housing and meal costs. Generally, you must apply DIRECTLY to your program provider for these forms of aid. Please read the directions carefully and meet all deadlines. They will be competitive.
Here are some additional web sites that may be worth investIgating:
NSEP Boren Awards
Intl Student Loan Program
Intl Student Scholarships
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships