Program costs and financial aid

Summer study abroad

All faculty-led summer study abroad programs are direct costs only (4 or 6 credits discounted at 50%, airfare, housing and meals, in-country transportation, excursions, international health insurance, cultural and academic activities, guest lectures, etc.). The program fee is listed in the relevant course brochure and also in your acceptance letter. Financial aid is available in the form of loans. Contact Northwestern's financial aid office for more information. If you are intending to use a loan to finance your summer study abroad program, you should start the application process as soon as possible after acceptance to the program. Approval of the loan must be received by the program payment deadline, which is May 1 of each year. If your program is not paid in full by the deadline, your participation in the program may be jeopardized.

Semester study abroad

Students studying abroad through Northwestern College remain fully registered at NWC and receive direct NWC credit for coursework. Students pay regular Northwestern College tuition, room and board and continue to receive financial aid as if they were in residence on campus. Students are encouraged to schedule their first meeting with the financial aid office as soon as they are accepted into the program. The costs for some affiliated programs may be higher than NWC’s fee. The difference in price is the student’s responsibility. Expenses for outdoor gear, airfare, international insurance, books, etc., are in addition to the program fee. Please see the relevant program descriptions for most up-to-date fees and charges.