How does Stonehill bill tuition for International Programs?

Study Abroad

Students who are approved to study abroad through the Office of International Programs are billed by Stonehill for current tuition and Stonehill standard-double room and board (if applicable). Stonehill, in turn, will pay the abroad program provider for the costs of the program.

Internships

The cost of interning in Dublin, London, Madrid and Pairs is roughly equivalent to a semester in residence at Stonehill College.

  • Students are billed for regular Stonehill tuition and Stonehill housing but not billed for a meal plan.
  • Students are responsible for their own meals. Stonehill, in turn, will pay the associated program costs.
  • Generally, the financial aid award does not change with participation in the internship program.
  • Additional costs include round-trip airfare, student visa fees (if applicable) and weekend travel.

Your Financial Aid Status

In nearly all instances your financial aid status remains the same, just as if you were living on campus. There are a few exceptions to the transfer of aid policy and students are strongly encouraged to contact the office of Student Financial Services for complete details.

Financial Planning Worksheet

All students should complete a Financial Planning Worksheet to determine the cost of studying or interning abroad.

Committing to a Study Abroad Program

To commit to your abroad program, a deposit to the provider must be made on your behalf by Stonehill. You begin this process in the Office of International Programs.

Submit the completed deposit request form, along with your program acceptance letter, to Alice Cronin, Director of International Programs. The College will then remit your non-refundable deposit to your program provider.

Types of Study Abroad Program Fees

Tuition and Double Room and Board

For this type of fee, your bill will reflect:

  • current Stonehill tuition,
  • abroad fee (waived for fall semester), and
  • room and board.

Tuition and Room

For this type of fee, the bill will reflect:

  • current Stonehill tuition,
  • abroad fee (waived for fall semester), and
  • room and board less the declining balance for Meal Plan C.

Meals

You will be responsible for paying food costs directly to your study abroad provider or purchase food at local vendors as appropriate for your program.

Note: This option is the most common for students.

Tuition Only

For this type of fee your bill will reflect:

  • current Stonehill tuition and
  • abroad fee (waived for fall semester).

The "Abroad" Fee

An abroad fee of $750 will be charged to students who choose to study away in nearly all programs. The abroad fee is waived for students who study abroad during the fall semester only.

Other Fees

Additional costs vary by program and location. Students are responsible for contacting their program provider regarding specific supplemental fees and surcharges associated with their program. Additional fees include but are not limited to:

  • Non-refundable program application fee and housing security deposit
  • Fees associated with applying for a passport, student visa, permit of stay, registration with the local police, immigration fees, etc.
  • Transportation costs including round-trip airfare from the US, all in-country transportation costs and personal travel expenses
  • Supplemental housing fees including single room requests, telephone or internet access, housekeeping services and cost of laundry.
  • Additional course/lab fees: Certain lab fees and course excursion costs are not included in your program cost (For example, any Food and Wine course and excursion fees in Italy). Please contact your program provider for information on specific course and lab surcharges.
  • Required books for courses and additional library fees
  • Cell phones and wireless internet fees
  • Gym memberships and student activity/extracurricular fees
  • Not all excursion costs are covered by your program provider - contact your program provider for specific details.

Fees vary by program and location. All students are encouraged to contact their specific abroad program provider for the most accurate and up-to-date fees not covered by Stonehill College.

Study Abroad Scholarships

Students have the opportunity to apply for a variety of scholarships through their program provider or through several external scholarship programs.

The following list highlights a few of these scholarships. For a more comprehensive list, including scholarships specific to major, country, and program, click here.

Additional resources for study abroad scholarships can be found at GoAbroad.com and Studyabroadfunding.org