Study Away Costs & Financial Aid

The University of Redlands has long maintained a regular on-campus semester fee structure for CAS undergraduate students who study away for an academic term. This financial structure is an equity-based model which maximizes the possibility of all students electing to spend a semester living and learning away from campus and in a distinct culture.

Students will be billed for their semester away via their MyRedlands accounts. Students are billed on the regular University billing cycle and are required to make full payment or enter into a payment plan by established university wide dates.

Semester Study Away Fees

U of R Tuition/Fees: U of R semester tuition rate. Students are not permitted course overloads during their semester away.

Room and Board: The equivalent of the U of R on-campus standard double room rate and the U of R 14 meal a week meal plan rate.

ASUR Fee: The student associated fee.

U of R Application Fee: U of R charges a $40 study away application fee. This fee is charged to the student's account a few weeks after the student submits their study away application.

Mandatory International Insurance: Students will be enrolled in a mandatory international health insurance policy either by the University of Redlands or their specific study away program. For programs that include the mandatory health insurance, students will be billed directly by the program for this cost. When the U of R study away office enrolls students in the supplementary international health insurance, that fee will be included on the student’s account. Some countries, such as Australia, New Zealand, Germany and Japan, have additional mandatory national health insurance in which students must enroll and make separate payment.

Out-of-Pocket Costs

Program Specific Application Fees: Students are responsible for any additional partner university or program specific application fees.

Passport: Students studying abroad are required to have a valid passport. A passport is not required for students studying on a domestic study away program. Passports should be valid for at least six months after the completion of a student's study abroad experience.

Visa/Residency Permit Fees: Some countries require students to obtain a student visa or residency permit to meet legal requirements to study in that country. These fees could include the cost of the student visa/residency permit, travel to and from the consulate/embassy, copies of required supplemental documents for student visa/residency permit application and more. 

Airfare/Transportation: This includes round-trip airfare to the study location and all applicable commuting costs on public transportation during the course of the program, if applicable. Some programs may include airport pick-up though students should budget for this.

Textbooks: Students must purchase any required textbooks, photocopies and needed course supplies.

Cell Phone: Students should have a cell phone that works in their study location. 

Personal Expenses: Students are responsible for the costs of any personal items, souvenirs, non-program related travel and more.

Single Room Fees and Refundable Deposits: Students are responsible for any additional fees associated with a single room and any required, refundable housing deposits.

Withdrawal Fees

Any withdrawal fees and/or unrecoverable expenses due to a student withdrawing from a program after confirming their study away participation will be passed along to students. Students must notify the CAS Study Away Office and their study away program in writing of their program withdrawal.

Financial Aid

The University of Redlands allows a student’s financial aid (minus work awards) to be applied to the U of R Semester Study Away fee. Students should be sure to contact the Student Financial Services office to discuss any possible adjustments to their financial aid as each student’s circumstance differs. Student Financial Services will also be notified of any study away grants or scholarships a student receives.

Budgeting for Study Away

To help you calculate what your total estimated study away costs will be, please use the Redlands Cost Study Away Calculator.  Out-of-pocket expenses will vary by student, program and program location. If you have questions about possible out-of-pocket costs, contact the CAS Study Away Office or your specific study away program. Utilize the resources outlined in the Study Away Scholarships & Grants section below to help come up with a strategy to help fund your study away experience.

Study Away Scholarships & Grants

The CAS Study Away Office is here to help make the process of looking for scholarships less stressful.

Our office will hold sessions on how to fund study away and some specific scholarship workshops. To find more information on these events, refer to our events page for more details. While exploring available scholarships, try using this scholarship tracking spreadsheet to organize scholarship opportunities by application deadline, eligibility requirements and application components.

University of Redlands Travel Grants


Undergraduate students participating in May Term travel courses, who have not previously studied off-campus in a U of R approved semester long study away program or May Term travel course, and demonstrate financial need are eligible to apply for a May Term travel grant. Grant recipients will have the award amount automatically deducted from their course fee on their student account. Students are eligible for one May Term Travel grant during their time as an undergraduate student at Redlands. Application opens in late-August.

May Term Travel Grant Application

For Details: May Term Travel Grant Information

Amount: Up to $1,000

Application Deadline:  September 30th 11:59 p.m. PST (No late applications will be accepted.)


Created as the result of U of R alumni donations for the express purpose of making study abroad more viable for all CAS undergraduate students, these grants provide for additional expenses related to the off-campus program including airfare to and from the study location, local transportation, textbooks/materials, visas and registration costs, and other program related travel. Application opens in early-February.

University of Redlands CAS Study Away Travel Grants Application

Amount: Up to $3,000

Application Deadline: February 23, 2023 (application closes at 11:59 p.m. PST)

Program Provider Scholarships & Grants

Several study abroad program partners offer their own scholarship and grants to students applying to their programs. You must be participating on a study away program through a specific study away program provider to apply for their scholarships.

If your study away program provider is listed below, check out the different study away scholarship and grant opportunities they have. Deadlines listed below may change; please refer to specific program provider website for most up to date information.


For Details: Arcadia Abroad Scholarships

Application Deadline: Accepted on a Rolling Basis


For Details: CET Scholarships

Application Deadlines: Fall Deadline - May 1st; Spring Deadline - November 1st


For Details: CIEE Scholarships & Grants

Application Deadlines: Fall Deadline - April 1st; Spring Deadline - October 15th


For Details: DIS Scholarships

Application Deadlines: Fall Deadline - May 1st; Spring Deadline - October 15th


For Details: IES Abroad Scholarships & Grants

Application Deadlines: Fall Deadline - May 1st; Spring Deadline - November 1st


For Details: SFS Scholarships & Grants

Application Deadline: Accepted on a Rolling Basis


For Details: SIT Scholarships & Grants

Application Deadline: Fall Deadline - May 15th; Spring Deadline - November 1st

National Scholarships


Offered by the US State Department for students with financial need. Students must be US citizens and Pell Grant recipients at the time of their abroad program to be eligible.

Benjamin Gilman Scholarship

Amount: Up to $5,000

Spring 2023/May Term 2023 Application Deadline: October 6th

May Term 2023/Fall 2023/Spring 2024 Application Deadline: March 7th


A congressionally funded scholarship initiative for students who are dependent children of an active duty military member(s) in one of the following branches: Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard, including activated (currently on active duty) Reserve Forces, Air National Guard and Army National Guard. Students must also be US citizens and a recipient of any type of Title IV federal financial aid.

Gilman-McCain Scholarship

Amount: Up to $5,000

Spring 2023/May Term 2023 Application Deadline: October 6th

Fall 2023/Spring 2024 Application Deadline: March 7th 


This scholarship is an initiative of the federal government’s National Security Education Program and designed for undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in regions underrepresented as study abroad destinations. Study away programs must include language study as a core element of the program and program must be in a country outside Western Europe, Canada, Australia or New Zealand. Students must be US citizens. This scholarship is geared toward students broadly interested in national security issues and requires a one-year work commitment in the federal government for a minimum of one year after graduation.

Boren Scholarship

Amount: Up to $12,500

Application Deadline: early February 2023


The mission of the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is to provide scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among the U.S. study abroad population. FEA makes life-changing, international experiences accessible to all by supporting minority, community college, and first-generation college students before, during, and after they participate in education abroad programs. Students must be US citizens.

FEA Scholarship

Amount: Up to $5,000

Spring 2023 Application Deadline: September 15th 12:00 p.m. EST 

Fall 2023 Application Deadline: early January 


The Rainbow Scholarship awards deserving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) students who aim to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs. To be considered for the Rainbow Scholarship, applicants must self-identify on the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) scholarship application.

Rainbow Scholarship

Amount: Up to $10,000 

Spring 2023 Application Deadline: September 15th 12:00 p.m. EST 

Fall 2023 Application Deadline: early January 


The Freeman Foundation provides scholarships for US citizens/permanent US residents who have financial need and are undergraduate students planning to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. Students must receive need-based financial aid and have a minimum GPA of 2.8.

Freeman-Asia Scholarship

Amount: Up to $5,000

Fall 2023/Spring 2024 Application Deadline: TBD

Other Scholarship Databases

Diversity Abroad Scholarship Database

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U of R Student Financial Services Scholarship Database

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Creative Funding Ideas

Being creative when thinking about how to fund your study away experience, can help to make your study away program more affordable. Consider individuals and groups you are affiliated with who could possibly contribute to your study away funds. Think locally, regionally and nationally.

  • Are there clubs/organizations in your community that support international programs/travel? (Rotary Clubs, Lions Clubs, Sister City Organizations)
  • Can you appeal to local businesses, organizations, media outlets?
  • Can you ask family and friends to forgo any holiday or birthday gifts and instead make a contribution to your study away funds?
  • Can you organize events where funds raised can be applied to your study away funds (garage/yard sale, bake sale, car wash)?
  • Have you considered creating an online crowdsourcing account ( or

Direct, informal appeals often work best. When making an appeal, the more specific you can be about how you intend to use the funds the better (airfare, local travel, room and board costs). Also, having a plan on how you will thank your supporters, may help in your appeal as well. You can promise them a few updates during your program (Instagram posts, blogging, sending postcards), a presentation about your experience upon your return, or something more tailored to their interests/organization/business. Following up with a thank you also never hurts!