FAQ: Financial Matters
What type of funding is available for study abroad? Does Spanish Studies offer scholarships?

There are many scholarships and grants available to students who wish to study abroad. Check with your Study Abroad Office or your advisor to research the resources available to you. All prospective students applying to a Spanish Studies program are eligible to apply for a Spanish Studies Abroad Merit-Based or Diversity scholarship. Please see our Scholarships page for more information.

Can my non-refundable program deposit be deferred until my financial aid is disbursed?

No. The Spanish Studies deposit confirms your enrollment in Spanish Studies Abroad. If we do not receive a deposit, we cannot hold a space for you in our programs.

My financial aid will not be available by the payment due date, can my payment be deferred?

Yes. Please contact Spanish Studies Abroad as soon as possible to obtain the appropriate paperwork and instructions to defer your payment.

What forms of payment does Spanish Studies accept?

Spanish Studies Abroad accepts payments via check, money order, and/or credit card. To make a credit card payment, please visit the View/Pay Bill stage of your online account.

To whom should I make a check/money order payable to?

All checks and money orders should be made payable to "The Center for Cross-Cultural Study" or "CC-CS."

How do I know whom to pay for my study abroad program?

Your Billing Statement will appear in the View/Pay Bill Stage of your online account if you are required to pay Spanish Studies Abroad directly for any portion of your program costs. The Billing Statement will clearly outline each program fee and the amount. If the View/Pay Bill stage contains only partial fees, or no fee information, please contact your home institution to coordinate payment.

What is the Spanish Studies Abroad Refund Policy?

Penalties for withdrawal from a Spanish Studies Abroad program are assessed based upon the length of time between notice of your withdrawal and the start of the program. The deposit is always non-refundable.

In addition to the deposit forfeiture, withdrawal from a Spanish Studies Abroad program incurs the following penalties:

    • 25% of program fee for withdrawals between final payment due date and 30 days prior to the start of the program.
    • 25% of the room and board fee and 100% of the tuition, study tours, general education, and orientation fees for withdrawals between 29 days prior to the start of the program and 1 day prior to program start.

There is no refund for any portion of the program on or after the program start date.

In the case of homestays, Spanish Studies Abroad may change unsatisfactory lodgings but will not refund any portion of room and board fees after a student’s arrival at a home. If the student finds his or her housing to be unsatisfactory, he or she should notify the program’s resident director or staff immediately.

I have my own health insurance, so do I have to pay for Spanish Studies Abroad’s health insurance?

Yes. Spanish Studies provides health insurance for all students as part of your program fees. This health insurance is mandatory for all students, whether you have insurance at home or not. Please see Health Insurance and Medical Care for more detailed information.