Finances and Scholarships
Financing Off-Campus Study
To determine whether a given program is affordable, students should make certain to consider out-of-pocket expenses as well as the invoiced program fees. A comprehensive cost estimate for any given program on the Denison accepted list is available from the educational partner.
To promote off-campus study, Denison does not require students to pay its tuition or room/board fees during their term off-campus (except in the case of the Justus-Liebig-Universitat exchange). Denison presently charges a nominal administrative fee of $290 for a summer program, $960 for a semester program, and $1,060 for an academic year of study with the same program or provider. This fee covers the administrative support associated with off-campus study as provided by various campus offices.
Denison students may pursue one semester of off-campus study with institutional aid eligibility. While Denison does not provide institutional merit-based aid for off-campus study, institutional need-based aid is available for eligible students. A student’s eligibility is based on the estimated cost of participation for the proposed off-campus study program and the estimated family contribution from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Federal grants, state grants, and Federal loans are the initial sources for meeting financial need for eligible students.
If a student’s need is not fully met by those funding sources, limited Denison grant funding is available to assist in meeting a portion of remaining need. OCS also awards a significant number of substantial grants, funded by the educational partners, for students who have unmet need after the Denison financial packaging process.
To be eligible to apply institutional need-based aid to an off-campus study program, students must complete their FAFSA by the late-March deadline advertised by the Denison Office of Financial Aid. It is important to note that there are generally well fewer financial aid resources for summer study, and also that institutional financial aid does not apply to summer study.
Please consider your eligibility for the national scholarships listed below. Most application deadlines fall a year or more in advance of your participation in off-campus study. You are strongly advised to research and to begin applying for scholarships as early as possible.
Scholarships & Grants
- Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship **Pell Grant recipients strongly encouraged to apply
- Boren Scholarships (for U.S. citizens studying a critical language)
- Critical Language Scholarship Program (Intensive summer language program funded by the U.S. government)
- Gilman-McCain For dependent children of active duty U.S. military members in one of the following branches: Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Coast Guard
- Fund for Education Abroad (One application for several scholarships, many targeted to underrepresented minority students or LGBTQ+ students)
- Study Abroad Scholarships for LGBT students
- Freeman Asia. For students approved to study in Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Taiwan, Thailand, or Vietnam.
- German Academic Exchange Service
- American Association of Teachers of Japanese (for study in Japan)
- Diverse International Women of Color Summer Scholarship
- Flywire Charitable Foundation Scholarships (Themes of Global Citizenship, Social Justice, or Global Health)
- Go Overseas: Study Abroad Grants and Scholarships
- How to Land the Study Abroad of Your Dreams
- NAFSA U.S. Study Abroad Scholarships and Grants List
- Carnegie Mellon University: Private & Government Grants & Scholarships
- Study Abroad Scholarships