Assistance for airfare is available on a case-by-case basis although students are expected to pay the first $750 of their airfare.
Applicants must receive financial aid from the University in order to qualify. Applications for airfare assistance are found applicants' online application (Studio Abroad) following acceptance to study off-campus. Assistance is based on financial need and is not guaranteed. The application for airfare assistance is due to the CIIS office by October 15 for Spring programs and March 25 for Fall/Year programs.
Additional financial support:
Students may apply for additional financial aid from CIIS to help defray the costs associated with the program that are not covered by the comprehensive fee (visa costs, required immunizations, transportation in host city), if they have a current financial aid form on file in the financial aid office. Requests for funds should be limited to costs that students would not incur if they remained on campus. For example, requests for fees for books will not be covered because students are responsible for the cost of books on campus.) Additional aid is not guaranteed and is dependent upon the individual level of need and the number of applicants seeking additional aid.
More information on possible sources of additional funding to study off-campus can be found here.
Application forms for additional financial aid are available in applicants' on-line applications (Studio Abroad) following acceptance to study off-campus.
The online application for additional financial support from CIIS is due by November 5 for Spring programs and April 5 for Fall/Year programs.