We will work with you to identify an off-campus study option that fits your needs - and your budget.
Check out the scholarships available for off-campus study!
The cost of off-campus study varies by program. Once you submit an application for a program, you will receive a cost estimate sheet outlining an estimate of the tuition, program fees, room and board, and other costs associated with the program (e.g. passport fees and airfare). If you wish to discuss program costs prior to applying, or to request cost estimates for more than one program, please contact Off-Campus Study.
Fall and Winter Programs
For most semester programs, you will be assessed Alma College tuition in addition to all any non-tuition program costs. In cases when the program’s tuition exceeds Alma College’s tuition, you will also be billed for the extra tuition.
For off-campus study summer programs, the program’s tuition and additional fees, as well as the $500 Summer Enrollment Fee, will be charged to your Alma College student account.
Room and Board Fees for Off-Campus Study
For most programs, room and board fees are billed through Alma College and will appear on your student account in place of your Alma College room and board. Some programs do not include room and/or board in their fees billed to Alma College. For example, the Philadelphia Center assists with finding housing, but students pay the property owner directly for rent, and buy and prepare meals on their own or with their roommates. Another example is the University of Otago, where housing choices are on-campus (where Alma College would be invoiced for room), or private flats (where students pay the landlord directly for their rent). In these situations, the approximate cost of the room and board is figured in to the student’s financial aid packet, and the Student Financial Assistance staff advises students how they can expect to receive their financial aid money to pay their room and board.
Budgeting for Off-Campus Study
The Financial Counselor in the Center for Student Opportunity can help you plan and budget for your off-campus study experience. Make an appointment when you first start considering off-campus study.
When you begin the Registration/Application process for off-campus study, you will be sent a Financial Planning Worksheet/Cost Estimate for the program you selected. Submit this cost estimate to the Financial Aid Office to find out how much financial aid you can expect to use toward the off-campus study program. If you have any questions about your financial aid, you may discuss them with the Financial Aid Office and/or Off-Campus Study at that time.
Alma scholarships and grants are reduced by 25% for students who move off campus or are studying on an off-campus program.
Find a list of scholarships for off-campus study here. Search by geographic region or by academic discipline.
Scholarships offered by Alma College include:
- Venture Grant
- Gazmararian Scholarship (Business)
- Currie Scholars Program