Financing Study Abroad

A guide to study abroad costs and Middlebury's financial aid policies:

Study Abroad Costs

Program costs are generally similar to or somewhat less than U.S. college costs.  In general, most study abroad experiences can be achieved well within the total cost of a term or year at Middlebury. Students returning from study abroad are the best sources of information about the real expenses of such study.

Some programs charge a comprehensive fee, while others charge a tuition fee only, and students are responsible for room and board costs, as well as travel. Cost estimates for the Middlebury Schools Abroad are available from International Programs and Off-Campus Study and on our web page for the individual School under Program Fees.

Students studying abroad (except those on official exchange programs) are charged an administrative fee of $1,700 (2018-19) per semester abroad in order to help offset the cost of the services provided by International Programs and Off-Campus Study.

Middlebury’s Financial Aid Policy

U.S. citizens eligible to receive federal grants and loans can usually apply these to any kind of approved study abroad.

Institutional grants and Federal Perkins loans are available for students who study at C.V. Starr-Middlebury Schools Abroad. Your expected family contribution is the same whether you are on campus or abroad, so going abroad is affordable to all students.

If you receive scholarships or grants from outside of Middlebury, you'll need to check with that provider to see if you can apply your funds to going abroad.

Check with the Office of Student Financial Services for more detailed information (