Fund your international experience

Program costs are an important factor in choosing a program abroad. You will find a considerable range in costs between programs. For each Mizzou Study Abroad program, estimated budgets are available on the costs tab of each program page.

Don’t let financial limitations deter you from studying abroad. There are several sources of funding you should consider.


Scholarships for study abroad are available through on- and off-campus resources.

Financial aid

If you are participating on an MU-sponsored program, you should be able to use most of your federal, state, institutional or private financial aid to help cover the cost of studying abroad. If you plan to apply financial aid to your program cost, you must work with your adviser in the Office of Student Financial Aid and fill out all of the necessary paperwork.

Forms must be filled out by the specified deadlines to ensure that you will continue to receive your financial aid while abroad. If you begin this process early enough, Student Financial Aid can re-evaluate your need and you may be eligible for additional loans or grants.

Visiting students are not eligible for financial aid or scholarships from MU. You should work with your home university’s study abroad and financial aid offices to research your options.

Financial planning worksheet

After you have started an application for a Mizzou Study Abroad program, your study abroad adviser will complete the financial planning worksheet in your application. This worksheet outlines the anticipated expenses for your program, including airfare, visas and health insurance.

The Office of Student Financial Aid can also access your financial planning worksheet, which they will use to evaluate your aid eligibility for your term abroad. You are responsible for meeting with a financial aid adviser to discuss your options.


The way tuition is billed depends on your program. Review your program‘s costs tab and your financial planning worksheet carefully to understand how tuition will be billed for your program. Note that the tuition for some short-term faculty-led programs is included in the fall or spring 12–18 hour semester plateau rate for most undergraduate students.

GI Bill

Veterans receiving educational assistance through the Post-9/11 or Montgomery GI bills may use their benefits to help cover the cost of studying abroad. You will work closely with the MU Student Veterans Resource and Support Center and your study abroad adviser to find a program that fits your goals and the VA requirements.

Office for Financial Success

Need help with financial planning for your study abroad experience? Schedule a one-on-one consultation with the Office for Financial Success.