Weissman Center for International Business

Financing Your Study Abroad

Studying abroad is affordable, but, as with your coursework, it is very important to plan early and compare your study abroad options carefully. The study abroad opportunities Baruch offers vary widely in cost, depending on the type of program, length of stay, country of destination, and what the program fee includes (accommodation, food, excursions, etc.).  Use the Study Abroad Budget Worksheet we have prepared to help you compare the costs of up to 3 different programs side by side.

The Budget Worksheet lists all the expenses that we anticipate you might reasonably have for a study abroad experience. If you find an item on the Budget Worksheet that is not listed in the information published  by the provider or host institution, you should contact them to clarify the matter. Make certain as well that you understand that the program fee is not the same thing as the overall cost of attending the program, which is nearly always higher.

If cost is a major factor in your decision, talk to the Study Abroad Office. We will help you explore less expensive countries or cities, more economical program types, or shorter programs.

Tuition and Fees

You are required to pay tuition for any type of study abroad experience through Baruch College, and you will also have additional costs for airfare, housing, local transportation, books, etc. But there are several different ways to pay these fees, depending on the sponsor of the program and the policies of the institutions themselves. Here are the different ways you may have to do this.

Study Abroad Program Tuition, fees and Program Fees
Any Baruch or CUNY Exchange:
  • tuition and fees to Baruch College
  • additional expenses to the host institution or service provider abroad (like a landlord)
Any Study Abroad Program sponsored by Baruch College:
  • tuition and fees to Baruch College
  • the program fee to Baruch College
Any Study Abroad Program sponsored by another CUNY College:
  • tuition and feed to Baruch College
  • the program fee (minus CUNY tuition*) to the sponsoring CUNY College
  • *Please note: The advertised “Program Fee” or “Fee” for programs sponsored by other CUNY Colleges nearly always includes CUNY tuition. Please make certain that the invoice you receive reflects the tuition you have paid to Baruch
A semester-long Study Abroad Program sponsored by a non-CUNY College or other sponsor:
  • tuition to the sponsor (NO tuition or fees to Baruch College)
  • the program fee to the sponsor
  • a fee to maintain your matriculated status at Baruch to Baruch College
A semester at a foreign university or other institution through Direct Enrollment:
  • tuition to the host institution (NO tuition or fees to Baruch College)
  • additional expenses to the host institution or service provider abroad (like a landlord)
  • a fee to maintain your matriculated status at Baruch to Baruch College
A short-term Study Abroad Program sponsored by a non-CUNY College or other sponsor:
  • tuition to the sponsor
  • the program fee to the sponsor
  • (NO tuition or fees of any kind to Baruch College)

Please remember to follow the instructions you receive from the Study Abroad Office and the sponsor or foreign institutions regarding the deadlines for and means of any payments.

 

Study Abroad Financial Aid