Costs & Financial Support
Uniform Tuition Policy
Students participating in DePauw Approved Semester Off Campus Study Programs continue to pay DePauw University tuition. Students receive financial aid towards meeting this tuition charge according to the normal rules for financial aid at DePauw. The off-campus programs bill DePauw for tuition and academic fees for participation in the program. Students should continue to use the same method of tuition payment during off-campus study as for other semesters. The off-campus program bills the student directly for all other expenses, which usually include room, board, and, in some cases, course-related fees (e.g., lab fees, studio fees), books, and travel from and to the program site. Students are responsible for any additional expenses not included in the host program bill; costs can be obtained from the program directly or by asking the Off-Campus Study Program staff.
In addition to the uniform tuition charge, each student on an off-campus program will be billed the Off-Campus Study Fee, which supplements the budget allotted to cover the costs of off-campus study for students at DePauw University. Also, each student enrolling in an international off-campus program will be billed the cost of International Travel Accident & Sickness Insurance. The off-campus study fee is $2,500 for a semester and $3,000 for year-long study at one program or for an approved pair of programs. The fee is packaged for need-based financial aid loans, which are administered by the Financial Aid Office.
Students are required to complete the Off-Campus Study Budget Worksheet as part of the online application process. It is recommended students keep a copy of this worksheet for future reference, and share the information with their families. Students can refer to the Off Campus Study Estimated Costs for 2013-2014 spreadsheet as a reference when filling out the budget worksheet. Please note all costs listed are estimates and are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information about costs, please refer to the program website.
For a student who requests and is approved by the International Education Committee to participate in a program not on the DePauw list of approved programs, DePauw will pay the tuition of the off-campus program up to the average per capita net tuition income to DePauw for the duration of the program. In addition to paying normal tuition and receiving normal financial aid, the student is responsible for paying the remainder of the program costs.
For a student who is not approved for the first choice program, but wishes to participate in that program rather than the second choice program for which approval was granted, DePauw will pay the tuition of the off-campus program up to the average per capita net tuition income to DePauw for the duration of the program. In addition to paying normal tuition and receiving normal financial aid, the student is responsible for paying the remainder of the program costs.
There are additional funds available for need-based awards to support the cost of the off-campus study fee and the costs of travel to and from the off-campus study site. Students approved for off-campus study who are on need-based financial aid are eligible for these supplemental awards. Most financial support awards are determined by information submitted by the student to Financial Aid using the FAFSA. International students, while not eligible to complete the FAFSA, can complete an alternative financial need profile through the College Board called the CSS/Financial Profile. Students who do not quality for need-based financial aid may apply but must provide documentation of need. The awards will be administered by the Financial Aid Office in consultation with the administrative staff of Off-Campus Study Program.
Students must be considered full-time students while off campus (i.e., enrolled in at least three DePauw course credits off campus) to receive their financial aid. School of Music students who take private lessons while off campus will be reimbursed for those lessons up to the cost of lessons at DePauw.
If a student receives financial aid or scholarships which exceed the uniform tuition cost and off-campus study fee, that money can be used to pay for the off-campus room and board costs, and if funds remain, they may be used toward other costs, such as airfare and books. Questions about how much money a student can receive for off-campus study given her/his particular financial aid package should be directed to the Financial Aid Office.
Additional means of securiting financial support for study abroad:
- DePauw Scholarships: When completing their off-campus study application, students will also have the opportunity to apply for these DePauw scholarships:
- Morehead-Givens Scholarship: Awarded to students taking art history courses in Western Europe.
- Steven Trulaske Scholarship: Awarded to students studying at AHA Segovia, Spain.
- Outside of DePauw Scholarships
- Program based Scholarships: Ask your program provider about availability of scholarships.
- Scholarships for specific goals: Ask your study abroad advisor about scholarships related to your specific area, region of study, or major department or program.
- Research scholarships in your community or logal organizations.
Students who withdraw from any off-campus program are required to notify the Off-Campus Study Program office in writing immediately, as well as notify the program to which they applied. Students may change programs or withdraw without penalty (from DePauw) by July 1 for fall programs and September 15 for spring programs. After these dates, a program withdrawal fee of $100 will be assessed by DePauw, and any non-refundable fees the student has paid as well as any non-refundable tuition fees that DePauw has paid to the program will be billed to the student.