Finances and Scholarships

Studying abroad is an investment in your future. Like any other type of investment, it requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. The following information is provided in order to better assist prospective and current study abroad applicants in planning and financing their international experience.

Students will pay full-time tuition plus the corresponding Study Abroad Application fee ($400 Orvieto, $800 Approved, $1600 Petitioned Approved). Students will be charged directly by the program provider or host institution for room and board fees (if applicable). Saint Anselm will pay host institution tuition on the student’s behalf.

Financial Aid applications must be completed by MARCH 15TH (one month earlier than deadline) for students who will study abroad.  Eligibility for merit and need-based aid will be assessed using the off-campus aiding policy.  Thus, institutional aid will proportional to a student’s residential aid for the semester the student studies abroad. See the Study Abroad Finances page for more information.

Students are required to meet with the Office of Financial Aid (Tricia Brunton) to discuss your plans to study abroad.  The following financial resources are intended for campus study only and not portable for study abroad:

  • Aid for international students
  • Resident assistant (RA) grants
  • Athletic aid
  • Debate and yearbook scholarships
  • Any full-tuition remission scholarships from any of the tuition remission programs. [Recipients are encouraged to apply for need=-based aid for study abroad.]


To utilize your Financial Aid while abroad you will be required to sign off on the Consortium Agreement for Financial Aid, a form completed by you, the SAC Financial Aid team, and your program provider.

Scholarship Resources

There are many scholarship opportunities for study abroad! Those listed here all have very specific deadlines, so be sure to review requirements early in the study abroad application process.  

Please note: Saint Anselm College does not endorse a specific scholarship database or program and encourages each student to select the resource that best serves his/her financial needs.  Each scholarship program has specific application deadlines and criteria. Please visit each scholarship program's website for additional, up to date information.

Diversity Abroad Study Abroad Scholarship & Grant Directory - Provides a list of scholarship and grant opportunities for specific programs and locations.  Awards range from $500 - $9,000.

IIE Passport Study Abroad Funding - This funding resource allows you to search a comprehensive database by country or subject to find study abroad scholarships, fellowships, and grants applicable to your study abroad experience.

FinAid - FinAid is a comprehensive database of student financial aid information, with a large portion devoted to study abroad funding.

International Education Financial Aid - IEFA is a resource for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for US and international students wishing to study abroad. At this site, you will find a comprehensive college scholarship search and grant listings plus international student loan programs and other information to promote study abroad.

Scholarships at - Search for funding based on region, level, and field of study.