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Student Accounts: Study Abroad

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SPU Off-Campus Programs

  • This applies to the following study abroad programs: Austria/Switzerland, Belize, SBE China Seminar, British Isles global seminar, London, European Quarter, France, Galapagos Islands, Guatemala, Ireland/Scotland, Israel/Palestine, Italy, Morocco, Philippines, South Africa, and Vietnam.
  • Students are eligible to use all federal, state, and SPU gift aid towards these programs.
  • For Summer programs of any type, students are eligible to use federal and state aid (although this may mean less available during Autumn-Winter-Spring) as well as alternative funding options.
  • If the program is a global seminar (e.g. goes before Autumn quarter starts but counts as Autumn quarter credits) or goes during the middle of a quarter, students may use the portion of financial aid towards the program that is in excess of their standard on-campus costs for the upcoming quarter.
  • Students receive a payment schedule from SFS and make payments to SPU (final payment no later than 30 days prior to departure).

SPU Partner Programs

  • This applies to British Isles U-Kent Program.
  • Students will be eligible to use all federal and state aid as well as a prorated portion of SPU gift aid towards these programs.
  • For Summer programs of any type, students are eligible to use federal and state aid (although this may mean less available during Autumn-Winter-Spring) as well as alternative funding options.
  • Students will be receiving 24 transfer credits but will be paying SPU’s full-time tuition rate.
  • Students receive a payment schedule from SFS and make payments to SPU (final payment no later than 30 days prior to departure).

SPU Aid Approved Off-Campus Programs

  • This applies to the following study abroad programs: Clark Atlanta University, Daystar University, and all CCCU Best Semester programs.
  • Students are eligible to use all federal, state, and SPU gift aid towards these programs.
  • Students are charged SPU’s full-time tuition rate plus the per credit rate for any credits above 18; since it is a semester school, students typically receive between 22-24 SPU quarter credits.
  • For Summer programs of any type, students are eligible to use federal and state aid (although this may mean less available during Autumn-Winter-Spring) as well as alternative funding options.
  • Students are charged CCCU Best Semester’s rate for room, board, and airfare.
  • Students make an initial deposit to CCCU then make payments to SPU (final payment no later than 30 days prior to departure).

Family & Consumer Science Consortium Programs

  • This applies to the following study abroad programs: Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) and Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT).
  • Students are eligible to use all federal and state aid and a maximum of $5,000.00 in SPU gift aid per academic year ($1,666.00 per quarter at FIDM or $2,500.00 per semester at FIT).
  • For Summer programs of any type, students are eligible to use federal and state aid (although this may mean less available during Autumn-Winter-Spring) as well as alternative funding options.
  • Students are charged FIT and FIDM’s rate of tuition, room & board, and fees.
  • Students make payment to SPU following the normal billing schedule.

Christian College Consortium

  • This applies to the following schools and their own study abroad programs in our consortium: Asbury College, Bethel University, George Fox University, Gordon College, Greenville College, Houghton College, Malone University, Messiah College, Taylor University, Trinity International University, Westmont College, and Wheaton College.
  • Students are eligible to use all federal and state aid and a maximum of $5,000.00 in SPU gift aid per academic year ($1,666.00 per quarter or $2,500.00 per semester depending on whether the host school is quarter-based or semester-based).
  • For Summer programs of any type, students are eligible to use federal and state aid (although this may mean less available during Autumn-Winter-Spring) as well as alternative funding options.
  • Students are charged the host school’s rate of tuition, room & board, and fees.
  • Students make payment to SPU following the normal billing schedule.

Consortium Programs

  • This applies to programs that are not run by or affiliated with SPU at all (e.g. AIU, Semester at Sea, Normandy, University of Salamanca).
  • Students are eligible to use all federal and state aid but no SPU gift aid.
  • Students set up a consortium agreement with their SFS counselor in order to receive aid.
  • For Summer programs of any type, students are eligible to use federal and state aid (although this may mean less available during Autumn-Winter-Spring) as well as alternative funding options.
  • Students make payment directly to the program they choose (SPU is not involved in payment process).




Last Updated: 1/9/2014


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