Financial Info

How much will an off-campus program cost?

Approximately the cost of Dordt tuition, fees, and room and board:

  • Studies Program in Contemporary Europe (SPICE) - The Netherlands*
  • Australia Studies Centre
  • Contemporary Music Center – Nashville
  • Northern Ireland Semester
  • Los Angeles Film Studies Center
  • Scholars’ Semester in Oxford
  • Creation Care Study Program – New Zealand or Belize
  • Oman Semester
  • Romania Semester
  • Veritas South Africa Engineering Program

Approximately the cost of Dordt tuition and fees:

  • Chicago Semester*
  • Semester in Korea*
  • Semester in Zambia*
  • American Studies Program – Washington, D.C.
  • Latin American Studies Program
  • Middle East Studies Program
  • Uganda Studies Program
  • Lithuania Semester
  • Semester in Spain

*Dordt Programs (scroll down to see how financial aid differs for Dordt programs vs. partner programs)

What is included/not included in the cost of the program?

The price of the program typically covers the following costs:

  • Tuition, room & board
  • Selected excursions throughout the semester

Additional expenses:

  • Airfare
  • Visas (required for some countries)
  • Application fee (typically $50)
  • Textbooks
  • Independent travel
  • Travel insurance ($185) - This insurance is a supplemental health insurance policy that also provides financial assistance for medical or security evacuations if necessary. Required for all students studying abroad, the Global Education office will enroll each student and he/she will be billed through Dordt for this expense.

How does financial aid apply for my off-campus semester?

Dordt Financial Aid

For Dordt Programs:

  • 100% of your Dordt institutional aid is applied to your semester off-campus

Possible Exceptions:

  • Activities scholarships (choir, band, athletics, Kuyper Honors Program, etc.) Please talk to the coach or director of your activity about your plans to study off-campus. This person can allow you to keep the scholarship during your semester off-campus or can withhold the scholarship that semester.

For Partner Programs:

  • 50% of your Dordt institutional aid is applied to your semester off-campus

Possible Exceptions:

  • Activities scholarships (choir, band, athletics, Kuyper Honors Program, etc.) Please talk to the coach or director of your activity about your plans to study off-campus. This person can allow you to keep 50% of the scholarship during your semester off-campus or can withhold the scholarship that semester.
  • Institutional Grants (alumni, distance, heritage, etc.) 100% of any institutional grants you have from Dordt will still apply to your semester off-campus.

Outside Financial Aid

Whether you plan to participate in a Dordt or partner program, all financial aid from outside of Dordt should still apply. These may include:

  • Government loans
  • Bank loans
  • Private scholarships
  • Gilman Scholarship (for Pell-eligible students)

 

Study Abroad Scholarships

Dordt University Study Abroad Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Dordt students who wish to study abroad the following school year
  • Applications Open: December 1
  • Applications Due: April 15
  • For more information, contact the Dordt Scholarship Office

Dordt University Study Abroad Foreign Language Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Dordt students who wish to study abroad for language study the following school year
  • Applications Open: December 1
  • Applications Due: April 15
  • For more information, contact the Dordt Scholarship Office

Boren Awards for International Study

  • Eligibility:
    • a U.S. Citizen at the time of application
    • planning an overseas program that meets home institution standards in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand (Boren Fellowships are not for study in the United States)
  • Applications Open: Late August
  • Applications Due: Early February

Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) Scholarships

  • Eligibility:
    • a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S.
    • study abroad program must be eligible for credit at the student's home institution
    • study abroad program must be at least 4 weeks (28 days) in country/countries
  • Applications Open: Mid-November
  • Applications Due: Mid-January

Gilman International Scholarship

  • Eligibility:
    • a citizen of the United States
    • an undergraduate student in good standing at an accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.
    • be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant during the term of his/her study abroad program or internship
    • be in the process of applying to, or accepted for, a study abroad program or internship program of at least two weeks for community college students and three weeks for students from four-year institutions, in a single country and eligible for credit from a student's home institution
    • proposing to study in a country not currently under a Travel Warning issued by the U.S. Dept. of State or otherwise determined ineligible for program participation
  • Applications Open: Mid-January
  • Applications Due: Early March

Ashley Soulé Conroy Study Abroad Scholarship

  • Eligibility:
    • Be a U.S. citizen
    • Be enrolled as an undergraduate in a U.S. 4-year college or university
    • Have at least 30 hours of completed undergraduate credit by the time of the study abroad term’s start date
    • Intend to study abroad in a program that is outside of the U.S.
    • Be enrolling in a study abroad term (the days that you are actually enrolled in classes abroad) that is no shorter than 14 weeks
    • Be applying for either the Fall or Spring semester--summer applicants will not be considered unless their academic term abroad is longer than 14 weeks, in which case they should apply for the Spring semester scholarship.
    • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at their current institution, verifiable on their transcript

Diversity Abroad Scholarships

  • Eligibility requirements vary depending on the scholarship