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Tuition and Fees

Students remain enrolled full-time at Tulane as they pursue their academic programs abroad, and are charged full-time student tuition and the Tulane academic support fee. The fees for the current academic year are listed on the Financial Aid website. Financial aid awards - including the Dean's Honor Scholarship, Presidential Scholarships, Posse Scholarships, etc. - are applicable toward tuition while abroad. In addition to Tulane tuition and fees, students are responsible for the costs of room and board abroad. 


With the exception of a few select programs*, students can expect to be billed for and pay housing costs directly to their study abroad provider or host university. Housing is not included in the tuition and fee cost billed via Tulane accounts receivable. Students are responsible for being aware of housing bills, due dates, and policies as outlined by their program. 

*Note that some Tulane-run programs will bill you directly to your Tulane accounts receivable for program housing and/or insurance (EDUCO, Reunidas Madrid, Bologna BCSP, University of Sydney, Semester in Havana)


Planning for Study Abroad

Students should make a financial plan for their study abroad semesters in consultation with their Financial Aid Counselor, if necessary. Details about meeting with your counselor are available on the Tulane Financial Aid website

When studying abroad on an approved program, students remain classified with their Class year and semester cohort, and are thereby able to preregister for courses, participate in on-campus housing selection from abroad, and otherwise prepare for the upcoming academic year at the same time as their cohort. Course titles taken abroad, in all cases, are reflected on their transcripts. 

All students, regardless of when they enter Tulane or which approved program they attend, receive administrative support throughout the study abroad cycle. This support includes:

  • Faculty review and approval of study abroad programs
  • Advising on approved study abroad options
  • Assistance with applications and study proposals
  • Pre-departure orientation
  • Continued access to advisers while abroad
  • Verification of status with the Tulane Financial Aid Office and the Registrar
  • Assistance with major/minor credit approval and credit/grade transfer
  • Workshops surrounding re-entry and adjustment to Tulane

Additional activities for students include grant workshops and presentations throughout the year from program representatives and former study abroad participants.

OSA recommends that students prepare budgets based on cost of living in the host city along with student habits and lifestyles. Our staff has created a spreadsheet to assist students based on feedback from study abroad alumni.

Study Abroad Budget Spreadsheet


OSA encourages students to apply for supplemental funding for study abroad. The generosity of donors to Tulane makes it possible for the OSA to offer several awards to supplement student budgets. In addition to scholarship-specific eligibility requirements, all scholarship applications will be considered based upon the strength of personal statement, academic performance, appropriateness of the student's chosen study abroad program to the student's course of study at Tulane University and demonstrated financial need. In addition, OSA gathers external funding opportunities and encourages students to seek more information at the Institute for International Education website: http://www.iie.org/students