Puget Sound is committed to providing access to study abroad for all qualified students including students who receive Puget Sound need-based and merit scholarships. Assistance is available for students interested in studying abroad as part of their Puget Sound education.

Fall and Spring Study Abroad Programs

Students are charged Puget Sound tuition and fees for their study abroad programs. If the program includes housing and meals (all or partial board plan), the student will also be charged the Puget Sound rate for housing and meals.

Students studying abroad will be able to apply both need-based and merit-based financial aid, including Puget Sound scholarships and grants, to their study abroad program. Program fees will be assessed for study abroad based on the cost of individual study abroad programs relative to the cost of Puget Sound tuition, and are used to support students prior to and during their study abroad experience. There are three program fee tiers, ranging between $300 up to $2400, with the majority of program fees falling at the $300 tier.

For more information, please contact the office of International Programs.

Federal and State Financial Aid

For eligible students Pell Grants, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, Washington State Grants and Scholarships, Federal Direct Loans, and Parent PLUS Loans may be used for Puget Sound study abroad programs. Work-study benefits are not transferable to the study abroad program.

Summer Study Abroad Programs

All students participating in summer study abroad programs will be billed for their program costs through Puget Sound. Students will pay the cost of their specific program plus a $500 program fee. The payment deadline for summer study abroad programs is the first day of Summer Term 1. Deposit deadlines, tuition, and terms for each program are detailed on your International Programs Financial Agreement.

Summer Financial Aid

If the summer study abroad program is worth 2 or more academic units, students may be eligible to borrow up to 1/3 of their federal loans for the academic year. No institutional aid is available for summer study abroad.