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Denison University/Students Financial Policies

To determine whether a given program is affordable, students should 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 program provider.

To promote off-campus study, Denison does not require students to pay its tuition or room/board fees during their term off-campus. Denison presently charges a nominal administrative fee of $285 for a summer program, $920 for a semester program, and $1,025 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 program providers, 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.

Scholarships & Grants
  • American Association of Teachers of Japanese
  • Boren Scholarships
  • Carnegie Mellon University: Private & Government Grants & Scholarships
  • Critical Language Scholarship Program
  • German Academic Exchange Service
  • Go Overseas: 60 Study Abroad Grants and Scholarships
  • Freeman Asia  For students approved to study in Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Taiwan, Thailand, or Vietnam.
  • Fund for Education Abroad
  • Gilman International Scholarship. **Pell Grant recipients strongly encouraged to apply.
  • How to Land the Study Abroad of Your Dreams
  • IIEE list of scholarships
  • Money Geek: Smarter Financial decisions
  • NAFSA U.S. Study Abroad Scholarships and Grants List
  • Rotary
  • Study Abroad Scholarships